1941: Madam Quinton Hall of the Orchid Beauty Parlour receives 5050 votes to defeat Madam Rose Leon of Leon’s Beauty Parlour with 4658 votes to be crowned Queen of Beauticians by Councillor Mary Morris-Knibb at a coronation ball held at the Bournemouth Club in eastern Kingston, promoted by the Beauticians League, an organisation of 73 members, in aid of the Jamaica Save the Children Fund. Eric Levy and the Imperials play for dancing during the rest of the night.

1944: The wedding of Detective Lester Wellington of the Criminal investigation Department of the police force, and Ivy Powell, adopted daughter of Mrs F.A. Lusan of Beachwood Avenue, St Andrew, is solemnised at the Lyndhurst Methodist Church in Cross Roads, St Andrew. The ceremony is performed by Rev J.W. Poxon.

1946: Yvette Francis, who has been chosen by the Pittsburgh Courier, a major newspaper for black Americans in the USA as the ‘Girl of the Month’ for her outstanding scholastic record at Hunter College and Colombia University, arrives in Jamaica to pay a long overdue visit to her aunt, Madam Irene Wheatle, head of the Voyager Travel Agency which is involved in the mass migration travel by Jamaicans to England.


1962: William McLaren, farmer, is appointed the new chairman of the Christiana Area Land Authority. He succeeds Sir Arthur Thelwell who has recently retired.

1967: Ian Vincent is awarded the Caribbean Cement Company Scholarship tenable at the University of the West Indies. Vincent attended Kingston College from 1948 to 1955.


1968: Eyes are wet when Opposition Leader and PNP President Norman Manley informs guests at his 75th birthday banquet hosted by the party that he will not stand for elections as president at the next annual conference and will be retiring from active politics. “New men must come to leadership,” he tells the sorrowing crowd. Older men must see the historical pattern and accept it.”

1969: A last minute goal by Eda Bent earns the Gleaner XI a 1-1 draw with the Barbara Dickson XI in the final of the Gleaner Independence Hockey Knockout championship at Up Park Camp. However, the Barbara Dickson XI win the Cup by virtue of blanking the Gleaner XI on a seven-long two-short corner event, The Dickson team’s goal is shot by Leonie Long.


1971: Susan Biscoe, number one seed, trims Mrs N. Nikitine in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, on the opening day of the All-Jamaica Senior Lawn Tennis Tournament at Sabina Park.

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