Back when: June 27-July 4

June 27

In 1938, a two-hour parking limit took effect on Main and State streets in downtown Greenfield.

June 28

In 1927, residents were assured that 13-year-old twin girls who left their mother’s home in Mattoon, Illinois, had arrived safely to their father and stepmother in St. Joe. After the girls got off track and wound up in Greenfield, Sheriff Harry Comstock had received contributions from some local residents to send the girls on to their destination. The police chief in St. Joe sent him a letter notifying him that Henrietta and Lucile Walters had arrived safely.

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June 29

In 2013, Greenfield’s Kyle Gibson made his debut pitching for Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.

June 30

In 1892, Col. Harvey Weir Cook was born in Wilkinson. Cook was a World War I flying ace who died in the South Pacific during World War II. From 1944 to 1976, the Indianapolis airport bore his name. When Indianapolis International Airport opened a new terminal in November 2008, it was named the Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal.

July 1

In 2006, New Palestine High School graduate Angela Ahrendts became CEO of Burberry.

July 2

In 1956, Greenfield physician Donn R. Hunter was part of a helicopter search rescue crew working to remove the 128 bodies of airline crash victims from the Grand Canyon. A Trans World Airlines Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 luxury flight apparently crashed in stormy weather. The collision was referred to as the worst commercial air disaster in history.

July 3

In 1918, librarian Ann Trittipo welcomed the first patrons to the Fortville Carnegie Library at 115 N. Main St. It had 644 books for adults and 244 for children.

July 4

In 1930, Riley Park Pool was dedicated.