Today is Thursday, April 10, the 100th day of 2014. There are 265 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 10, 1864, during the Civil War, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, an assistant surgeon for the 52nd Ohio Volunteers, was captured by the Confederates and accused of being a Union spy; she was held until her release in August 1864 as part of a prisoner exchange. (Walker received the Medal of Honor in 1865, the only woman to date so recognized; although the citation was withdrawn in 1917, Walker continued to wear the medal until her death in 1919. President Jimmy Carter restored the citation in 1977.)
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
A room filled with scouting memories can now be viewed at the Bradford County Historical Society in Towanda.
About 150 persons attended the 8th Annual Wyalusing Heritage Ball held recently, according to Dorothy Bennett, president of the Wyalusing Valley Museum Board.
Members of the Northeast Bradford High School Competition Club recently participated in the WATS-WAVR Scholarship Bowl.
50 years ago - 1964
The Bradford-Sullivan School of Nursing Association held a dinner meeting recently and unanimously approved Bradford County School Nurses Manual.
Nelson Shearer, president of the Board of Directors of Memorial Hospital, announced recently that Raymond L. VanDuzer has accepted appointment as administrator of the hospital.
A total of 125 firemen representing ten fire departments, have registered for a one day, state instructed fire school to be held in Athens.
75 years ago - 1939
Easter observance in Towanda was marked recently by unusually large congregations at all religious services. Churches were beautifully decorated with lilies. There were special anthems, music and sermons.
One of the most largely attended district meetings of the Daughters of America, was held in Monroeton I.O.O.F. Hall recently.
Camp Lost Horizon, Laquin, held an open house with exercises commemorating the sixth anniversary of the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Elsewhere on this date:
Ten years ago: The White House declassified and released a document sent to President George W. Bush before the September 11 attacks which cited recent intelligence concerning a possible al-Qaida plot to strike inside the United States.
Five years ago: French Navy commandos stormed a sailboat held by pirates off the Somali coast, freeing four hostages; however, one hostage was killed in the operation.
One year ago: The financially beleaguered U.S. Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery.
Today's Birthdays: Sportscaster John Madden is 78. Actor Steven Seagal is 63.
Thought for Today: "What is more unwise than to mistake uncertainty for certainty, falsehood for truth?" - Cicero, Roman orator, statesman and philosopher (106-43 B.C.)