A Lancaster policeman – the
oldest in the city – announced his retirement On This Day in 1880. John
Mattern’s resignation will actually take affect on 5 April. Mattern is in his 70s
and resigned due to his “advancing years.”
daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.),
3 April 1880. Chronicling America:
Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.