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This week in history: Alumni Blue Band celebrated 30th anniversary

Penn State Alumni Marching Blue Band members play in pregame events before the a 2008 game against Michigan.
Penn State Alumni Marching Blue Band members play in pregame events before the a 2008 game against Michigan. Centre Daily Times, file

The following is a look back in the Centre Daily Times archives for the week of Oct. 15- 21.

50 years ago

In October 1967, Pennsylvania Gov. Raymond Shafer signed a cigarette tax bill that raised the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from 8 to 13 cents. The increase was expected to yield an estimated $55 million over the rest of the fiscal year.

25 years ago

On Oct. 19, 1992, the Penn State Alumni Blue Band celebrated its 30th anniversary with the return of 400 former band members. The group took the field during halftime at the Penn State-Boston College homecoming game.

10 years ago

In October 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — which included Penn State faculty members Michael Mann, Richard Alley, Bill Easterling, Klaus Keller and Anne Thompson — was recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize.

Frank Ready: 814-231-4620, @fjready

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