January 19 - 1972: Repentant burglar, Gas 24¢

1974: Gulf reveals wholesale gas prices on Cape is 24¢ a gallon. 2011: JFK's inaugural speech is Google Doodle
A note from the Cape's repentant burglar.

1972: Boozy burglar busts up a Truro summer home

Leaves a note and $10 to pay for the damages

On this day in 1972, as reported by the Associated Press out of Schenectady, NY:

A repentant burglar ransacked Mrs. Ann Dickey's summer cottage in the Cape Cod community of Truro, Mass., last week. When it was all over, he was out his last $10.

Mrs. Dickey, of Schenectady, was notified of the burglary last Friday.

By the time she arrived in Truro, local police investigators had found a note written on an envelope:

'Owners: I broke in one night while drunk. I don't know why, but I'm sorry. Here is everything I took and enclosed is $10 which I hope will pay for the broken window and inconvenience. If I had more I would give it.'

Mrs. Dickey said the intoxicated intruder had made off with just about everything of value among the household goods.

She said it was all returned, covered with sand and in new bags and boxes.

'It's only reasonable to be really pleased that he brought it back,' admitting that she almost felt like giving the money back.

1974: Wholesale gas price here is 24¢ a gallon for regular

Gulf is first major company to reveal its figures

On this day in 1974 the New York Times revealed what gas stations here paid for regular gasoline, 24¢ a gallon. The complete story in the January 19, 1974 New York Times is below:


2011: Google Doodle is JFK's inaugural speech

On this day in 2011, JFK's inaugural speech graced Google's homepage as the Google Doodle. President John F. Kennedy gave the actual speech on January 20, 1961.

It was during this memorable speech that JFK said, "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."

Read the entire text of the speech here.


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