On this date in history: Aug. 18

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The Repository for August 18, 1920

On this date in history: Aug. 18

96 YEARS AGO

City National Bank was proposing to buy Commercial & Savings Bank in 1920. The merger would mean that a new, larger building would be built for the joint financial venture, which would have combined assets valued at more than $6 million, according to W.C. Laiblin, president.

100 YEARS AGO

According to a dispatch from Columbus, attorney James L. Amerman and H.H. Timken, both of Canton, were named as members of the Republican state executive committee.

50 YEARS AGO

Robert H. Mann, vice president of Stern & Mann Co., was elected president of the  Canton Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Paul T. Brosnahan of Canton's Ford Motor forging plant.

25 YEARS AGO

Fourteen-year-old Robert Dean of Portland, Ore., was on a family vacation that turned into an even more memorable event when he was honored as the Football Hall of  Fame's Five Millionth visitor.

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