Today is Saturday, April 5, the 95th day of 2014. There are 270 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 5, 1614, Pocahontas, Indian Chief Powhatan's daughter, married Englishman John Rolfe in the Virginia Colony. (A convert to Christianity, Pocahontas had adopted the name "Rebecca" when she was baptized.)
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
A hush fell over the Troy Commons Building crowd of 2000 as the "internationally know" educator, author and founder of the Power of Positive Students captured their attention.
It's been about five years since South Waverly got to have a general clean up, said Borough President Francis Lindley, but the fire department has come to the rescue.
A proposed $8/15 million 1989-1990 Wyalusing Area School District budget was a major item of discussion at Monday's work session of the Wyalusing School Board.
75 years ago - 1939
Cities east of Waverly on N.Y. Route 17, are quite excited over a large sign being erected on Waverly Hill by the Athens and Towanda Chambers of Commerce and the Roosevelt Highway Association.
The Girl Scouts of Monroeton celebrated the seventh birthday anniversary of the original troop.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1621, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts on a monthlong return trip to England.
In 1764, Britain's Parliament passed The American Revenue Act of 1764, also known as The Sugar Act.
In 1864, Ben Field and George M. Pullman received a U.S. patent for an "improvement in (rail) sleeping-cars" that consisted of a folding upper berth.
In 1974, Stephen King's first published novel, "Carrie," was released by Doubleday.
Ten years ago: Flash floods killed some three dozen people in northern Mexico.
Five years ago: The Pentagon quietly lifted an 18-year ban on media coverage of fallen U.S. service members.
One year ago: Kansas legislators gave final passage to a sweeping anti-abortion measure declaring that life began "at fertilization." (Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, signed the measure two weeks later.)
Today's Birthdays: Rock musician Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) is 48. Rapper-producer Pharrell (fa-REHL') Williams is 41. Rapper/producer Juicy J is 39.
Thought for Today: "A man is only as good as what he loves." - Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (1915-2005).