Today in Milligan History, 7/28

Today in Milligan History

an ongoing project of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

appearing sporadically during the summer months

Good day, Milligan!

Proverbs 28:15 – Like a roaring lion and a charging bear / Is a wicked ruler over poor people.

This is Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and on this day in Milligan history . . .


1875    United States Senator and ex-President Andrew Johnson set out from Greeneville, TN, to Carter Station, TN. His daughter Mary Stover lived on a farm in Carter County; Johnson’s wife Eliza was there visiting her. The train made a stop in Johnson City, and proceeded to Elizabethton, where Johnson met Ms. Stover and the family. That evening after dinner he suffered a stroke from which he did not recover. Hans L. Trefousse, Andrew Johnson: A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton, 1989, pp. 375-376.

2007    Eugene Patton Price (1922-2007, Fide et Amore), emeritus professor and chair of the Business Area at Milligan College, died. Price had served at Milligan 45 years before his retirement in 1994. He taught Economics, Money and Banking, Accounting, Corporate Finance, and more. He directed the college’s career placement office. From 1960 on he taught 1,700 East Tennessee bankers in his capacity with the American Institute of Banking. In 1990 he received the Faculty Appreciation Award from the Milligan student body and the Fide et Amore citation from the college. He served as an elder at First Christian Church in Erwin. He and his wife Edyth had been married 62 years. Price’s colleagues on the Milligan faculty, Prof. Henry E. Webb (Fide et Amore, Milligan 1950-1990), and Prof. William C. Gwaltney (Fide et Amore, at Milligan 1964 -1999), together with Erwin minister Tim Stamper conducted the funeral services on July 30 at First Christian Church in Erwin, TN.

Birthdays:  In 1844 Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins in Stratford, Essex, England . . . in 1866 Peter Cotton Tail  author Beatrix Potter in London, England . . . in 1887 painter Marcel Duchamp in Blainville-Crevon Seine-Maritime, France


Elsewhere . . .

In 1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduced potatoes to Europe.

In 1750 Johann Sebastian Bach died at 65.

In 1794 Maximilian Robespierre and twenty-two other “Terrorists” died on the guillotine.

In 1830 the French replaced King Charles X with King Louis Philippe.

In 1928 the XI Olympic Games opened in Amsterdam.

In 1951 Walt Disney released Alice in Wonderland.

In 1976 an 8.2 earthquake took 242,000 lives in Tientsin-Tangshan, China.

In 1984 the XXIII Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles, CA.


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