What happened in the Midlands on this day? Here's a sampling from the World-Herald archives.
STATE TURNS DOWN CHANGES IN CENTRAL OMAHA'S INTERSTATE
July 23, 1964: State Highway Engineer John W. Hossack dropped a $3.5 million bombshell in the laps of Omaha officials and the Central Omaha Committee. "We cannot at this time give favorable consideration to changing our plans for access" to the downtown Interstate, he said. Hossack said the city and the Central Omaha Committee could proceed with studies of plans for the relocation of Interstate 480 ramps if they wanted to, but "we could not justify expenditure of further state and Federal funds for such studies."
1943: Organization to push development of the Missouri Valley region was recommended by Omaha's Park Commissioner Roy N. Towl, a consulting engineer, in a letter commenting on The World-Herald's recent series of stories on postwar planning. Towl wrote, "These articles should be incorporated in an Omaha booklet, possibly a 1944 manual of civil improvements.