Gilmer Free Press
Flashback: What Happened on June 16, ....
• 1891 Benjamin F. Kelley, commander of Union troops at Battle of Philippi, died.
• 1933 President Franklin Roosevelt signed the National Recovery Act into law, stipulating an 8-hour day and minimum wage scales, and preserving the right for workers to bargain collectively.
• 1971 U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development George Romney and movie star Jimmy Stewart attended the “Salute to Governor Moore Dinner” in Charleston.
• 1992 Former Logan County Sheriff Oval Adams was sentenced to federal prison for six months for conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of coal.