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April 26, 2023

On this date ...

1973: Five funnel clouds were sighted by an airplane pilot going from Amarillo to Albuquerque, and he radioed the information to the Tucumcari Municipal Airport.

The twisters stayed aloft above the city, but two of them later were spotted by ranchers and motorists 10 to 12 miles west of Tucumcari.

No damage was reported.

— ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” will televise the 1972 Special Olympics held at UCLA, which included eight Tucumcari children and who earned silver or bronze medals.

— J.D. Goldston took the oath of office in Santa Fe for magistrate judge. Goldston was filling the term of the late Charles Magruder through January 1975. Goldston owned Gold Star Mail Service, which was being taken over by his son.

— The nation was making the transition to daylight saving time, which officially became law in the U.S. in 1918, though railroad companies had been adopted it since 1872.

— The United Department Store was advertising flare bell jeans for $4.98 and men’s wool or polyester dress pants for $4.

— The local Dairy Queen was offering 39-cent banana splits win Thursday and Friday only.


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