Thirty years ago — 1991
John Rivera of Lima, Peru, a 1968-69 AFS student at Dunkirk High School who stayed with the Harold Rusch family, has been awarded the “Sir Clements Markham Scholarship” of the United Kingdom and is studying in London for two years. Mr. Rivera, an attorney competed with 180 Peruvian lawyers to obtain the award and is working toward a master’s in maritime law. He and wife Ana, a ballet teacher, have three children.
Forty years ago — 1981
Bill Shoemaker, the winningest jockey in the history of thoroughbred racing, crossed the finish line first at Hollywood Park with his mount, War Allied, to win his 8,000th race. It was his 34,623rd race.
Fifty years ago — 1971
New York state has become the 31st state to ratify the national constitutional amendment lowering the voting age to 18.