Today is Tuesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2014. There are 337 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will have free conservation trees available in the spring.
The Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society has announce the annual event "Daffodil Days" to be held in several communities.
As a family centered maternity care unit, Robert Packer Hospital stresses family togetherness during the patient's birth experience and hospital stay.
50 years ago - 1964
A large tractor trailer truck owned by Erwin's Trucking Service of Wellsville, N.Y. loaded with potatoes, was forced to the soft berm and overturned in Troy recently.
Gerald L. Moran, chairman of the General Sullivan Council has selected Special Agent David E. Walker of the FBI as guest speaker.
Members of the 20th Century Club entertained their husbands and guests at a dinner in the Maple Lodge dining room recently.
75 years ago - 1939
Rising to the true spirit of Odd Fellowship, the New Albany Lodge issued a friendly challenge to all lodges of the Eastern District of Bradford County in attendance at the next meeting of the Past Grands Association.
Thomas J. Brady, formerly of North Towanda, was one of the members of the Esso Baytown crew who rescued the survivors of the Cavalier.
Elsewhere on this date:
In A.D. 814, Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne died in Aachen in present-day Germany.
In 1813, the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen was first published anonymously in London.
In 1945, during World War II, Allied supplies began reaching China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
In 1958, Elvis Presley made his first national TV appearance on "Stage Show," a CBS program hosted by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.
In 1973, a cease-fire officially went into effect in the Vietnam War.
In 1980, six U.S. diplomats who had avoided being taken hostage at their embassy in Tehran flew out of Iran with the help of Canadian diplomats.
Ten years ago: British Prime Minister Tony Blair won a legal victory when a judge said the BBC was wrong to report the government had "sexed up" intelligence to justify war in Iraq.
Five years ago: In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved, 244-188, a huge $819 billion stimulus bill with Republicans unanimous in opposition despite Obama's pleas for bipartisan support.
One year ago: Backed by French helicopters and paratroopers, Malian soldiers entered the fabled city of Timbuktu after al-Qaida-linked militants who'd ruled the outpost by fear for nearly 10 months fled into the desert.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Alan Alda is 78. Evangelical pastor Rick Warren is 60. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is 59. Rock musician Dave Sharp is 55. Rock singer Sam Phillips is 52. Actress Kathryn Morris is 45. Rock musician Brandon Bush is 41. Singer Joey Fatone Jr. ('N Sync) is 37. Rapper Rick Ross is 37. Actress Rosamund Pike is 35. Singer Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) is 34. Actor Elijah Wood is 33. Rapper J. Cole is 29.
Thought for Today: "In dreams begin responsibilities." - William Butler Yeats (1865-1939).