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The upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse event — which will reach peak obscurity in our area at 2:27 p.m. with 85 percent of the sun covered — will not be unlike one which took place on July 22, 1963, when Toledoans and others in the region were privy to a solar eclipse that saw 75 percent of the sun obscured. There were the obvious precautions, of course. Alarmed by warnings of permanent eye damage from looking directly at the celestial event, many families decided to stay home, with at least one West Toledo clan opting to hold their toddler's birthday party in the basement. Many others called the police and the newspaper that day asking what they should do. Then there were the adventurous ones, like Mr. and Mrs. Thad Taylor, seen in this photo by Blade photographer Herral Long. The Taylors used exposed film to gaze at the eclipse, along with dark sunglasses. Others used arc welder’s goggles or simply made pin-hole projectors. It would be another seven years before the next solar eclipse visited the nation, on March 7, 1970.

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It may be hard to believe, but Toledo had its own Eliot Ness back in the day — the day being the 1930s and the faux Untouchable being Capt. George Timiney, a veteran detective with the city’s police force who headed its vice squad. Prohibition had been repealed by the middle of the Depression, but gaming remained illegal and rampant in the city. Officials ordered a county-wide ban on all forms of gambling in August, 1935, after reports that a “hoodlum” ring had recently moved into the Toledo area. Timiney and his vice squad were particularly concerned with gambling dens that were said to permeate the downtown area. In this Aug. 27, 1935, Toledo News-Bee photo by Clarence Bailey, Capt. Timiney is seen smashing dice tables after a raid of the Buckeye Sports Center gambling room run by Benny Arnoff in the 200 block of Superior Street. Police arrested 106 people during the raid, and used axes to smash stud card and blackjack tables and chuck-o-luck cages. It took the patrol wagon 11 trips to haul all of the accused to the Safety building — several of whom had tried to escape down the back stairs — and five hours to book them as “suspicious persons.” The charge of being a suspicious person required a much higher bond than the “loitering” or “entering a gambling den” charges usually pressed after a raid. The suspects were eventually bonded out for $100 each.

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Papier-mâché "Sugar Skull" which was made and worn by artist Macaria Zapata on Broadway St. during the Barrio Latino Art Festival on August 13, 2017.

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Local artist Harry Terrell looks out from his artist booth between his sculpture and painting during the Barrio Latino Art Festival on August 13, 2017.

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Local artist Harry Terrell makes a wood sculpture in his booth during the Barrio Latino Art Festival on August 13, 2017.

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Bowling Green council member Daniel Gordon (not pictured) organizes a rally to show support for Charlottesville in Bowling Green, Ohio on August 13, 2017. Over 100 people carrying a variety of signs advocating for justice, the end of white supremacy, and love attend the rally. Local activist Julian Mack is shown here in the foreground. The Blade/Jetta Fraser

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Wanda Butts, founder of the Josh Project, watches swim classes at the St. Francis de Sales High School Natatorium, Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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From left: Justyce Kynard, Jarontae Belton, Brian Saffold and William Snipes look at a photo board together after releasing balloons for homicide victim Cethus Manning II at Historic Woodlawn Cemetary in Toledo, Ohio.

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Dancers perform during the Maumee Fair parade in Maumee, Ohio.

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Elijah Morris, 10, left, and his sister Iris Morris, 9, right, slide down the side of a bench during orientation at the new Hull Prairie Intermediate School in Perrysburg on August 9, 2017.

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Destyn fuller, 7, left, wathces while friends Dre'Shawn Foster, 5, center, and Cay'Leb Stacker, 6, right, do a little dance in line to get pizza during a backpack giveaway event sponsored by Kimonti McSwain, a 2013 graduate of Rogers High School, in the Rogers High School gym on August 8, 2017.

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University of Toledo mascot Rocksy greets kids during a backpack giveaway event sponsored by Kimonti McSwain, a 2013 graduate of Rogers High School, in the Rogers High School gym on August 8, 2017.

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New York City artist Danielle Roney, second from right, installs her piece called Trace, which embodies birds in flight and the beauty of being well connected. Located inside the Promedica headquarters atrium in Toledo, Ohio, the piece includes 5,300 solid glass spheres and 1,168 standing still cables. The color blue was inspired by water and how it is essential for health and well-being.

The Blade/Lori King
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Patrick Burkhart, Sylvania Township, spends a quiet afternoon photographing the Maumee River near the National Museum of the Great Lakes, Monday, August 7, 2017.

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Storm clouds move over the Col. James M. Schoonmaker at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, Monday, August 7, 2017.

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A barge slowly makes its way down the Maumee River past the raised Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge in Toledo on Monday, August 7, 2017. THE BLADE/KURT STEISS

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LaMar Hughes, 9, right, laughs while his friend Lawrence Young, 8, left, tries a cartwheel while attending a summer fair sponsored by the Imagine Madison Ave. School of Arts at Walbridge Park on August 7, 2017.

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Andrela Tribue, 9, has a mermaid painted on her face by Lexi Szyndler, 14, a Zoo Teen, not pictured, during the 15 annual picnic for La Posada Family Emergency Shelter, a part of Catholic Charities NWO, at Walbridge Park on August 7, 2017.

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Toledo Mud Hens first baseman Efren Navarro reacts to Matt den Dekker's (behind Navarro) home run against the Buffalo Bisons during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Syracuse's Wander Suero ties his shoe before pitching during the second baseball game of a doubleheader between the Toledo Mud Hens and Syracuse Chiefs at Fifth Third Field in Toledo on Monday, August 7, 2017.

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The Moon rises near the Mud Hens rotating sign at Fifth Third Field in Toledo on Monday, August 7, 2017.

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Elijah Buckland, of Buffalo, N.Y., 13, falls off a bouncy horse during a between-inning game during the first baseball game of a doubleheader between the Toledo Mud Hens and Syracuse Chiefs at Fifth Third Field in Toledo on Monday, August 7, 2017.

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Clouds hang over the ballpark before a baseball game between the Toledo Mud Hens and Syracuse Chiefs at Fifth Third Field in Toledo on Monday, August 7, 2017.

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Jeff Schimming, a Mud Hens game usher, of Williston, Ohio, cleans seats before a baseball game between the Toledo Mud Hens and Syracuse Chiefs at Fifth Third Field in Toledo on Monday, August 7, 2017. Schimming has been working games for eight years.

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Toledo left fielder Matt den Dekker jumps to make a catch against Syracuse during game at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Cars are lined up prior to the qualifier during the first day of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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A group of fans walks through a finish line that's painted outside the grandstands during the first day of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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Fans watch practice from the grandstands during the first day of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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Aric Almirola, left, talks with Richard Petty during the first day of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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A racing fan waits for the driver intros during the Pure Michigan 400 on the third and final day of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. greets fans during the driver intros before the Pure Michigan 400 on the third and final day of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

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University of Toledo hockey player Angelo Procaccini, left, a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, works with campers as they practice during the Toledo Walleye Youth Hockey Camp at the Huntington Center, Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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