This Week in Packer History: July 4-10

Here's a look at Packer annals for the first week in July:

1998: Too Big for the Boardroom

The Packers made corporate history on July 8, 1998, when the yeld their stockholders' meeting in Lambeau Field. A record "quorum" of 18,707 attended. For the third consecutive year, treasurer John R. Underwood reported record net income for the Packer Corp, $6,718,628 for the fiscal year 1997.

1967: Taylor shown the door

Vince Lombardi traded once-great fullback Jim Taylor to the New Orleans Saints on July 6, 1967. Taylor had expressed his wish to play in New Orleans, near his hometown, and in return the Saints were offering a multi-year deal despite Taylor's age (he'd turn 32 early in the season) and decreasing production.

Taylor had demanded a similar deal from the Packers the previous year, but Lombardi sited Taylor's decline as grounds for a 1-year extension for 1966. The long, tense and ultimately unsuccessful negotiations leading to the trade just before the 1967 training camp took a toll. On the occasion of the trade, Lombardi rued the loss of fellow back Paul Hornung, but of Taylor only said: "We will replace the other fellow."

Born on (or around) the Fourth of July

LB Na'il Diggs was born on July 7, 1978 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Former LB George Cumby was born July 5, 1956 in LaRue, Texas. Cumby played for Green Bay from 1980-85.

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