Today in Milligan History (6/18)

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Today in Milligan History

an ongoing project of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

appearing sporadically during the summer months

Good day, Milligan!

Proverbs 18:13 – To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.

This is Tuesday, June 18, 2013, and on this day in Milligan history . . .

1903    Errett Weir McDiarmid, who was teaching at the Morehead Normal School (Morehead, KY) and Allie McCorkel of Eminence, KY, married. McDiarmid would later serve as president of Milligan College 1913-1914.

1932    The biggest, most auspicious day in the history of the Southern Railroad Station in Johnson City came during the Depression. The railway had advertised a cent a mile rate for June 18, when the usual rate was three and a half cents a mile. A constant stream of people – hundreds – bought tickets and rode the trains from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. See

2007    Cindy Wymer put in her first day as Assistant Registrar and Director of Testing at Milligan College.

Birthdays: In 1942 Paul McCartney in Liverpool, England . . . in 1937 Milligan College alumnus Delmer William “Del” Harris (1959) in Orleans, Indiana.  Harris served as head coach in the NBA for the Houston Rockets (1979-83), the Milwaukee Bucks (1987-92) and the L. A. Lakers (1994-98).

Elsewhere . . .

In 1812 the United States joined in the Napoleonic Wars by declaring war on the United Kingdom.

In 1815 The Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, Belgium.

In 1873 Susan B. Anthony tried to vote in the presidential election, and received a $100 fine for the misdemeanor.

In 1940 newly elected Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his people to so comport themselves that future generations would say, “This was their finest hour.”

In 1976 the National Basketball Association and the American Basketball Association agreed to a merger.

In 1981, upon the resignation of Potter Stewart, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court.

Do you know something that happened on this day in Milligan history?  Is this the birthday of a Milligan personality?  The anniversary of a Milligan event?  If so, send it to Phi Alpha Theta at