Today is Thursday, May 8, the 128th day of 2014. There are 237 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On May 8, 1944, the first "eye bank" designed to preserve corneal tissues for transplants was established at New York Hospital.

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1989

Crop walkers from around Bradford County braved the chilly temperatures recently to raise money for Church World Service and TACO Food Pantry.

Approximately 25 people attended a public forum held recently at the H. Austin Snyder School in Sayre to allow candidates for Sayre Borough Council and Sayre mayor to give their views and answer questions.

Almost 100 people attended the homemaker's and nutrition class at the North Orwell Community Hall recently.

50 years ago - 1964

The annual spring program of the Warren Township School was held recently at the school.

The Red Cross Bloodmobile in its visit to Dushore recently took 104 pints of blood from 111 donors.

Mrs. Robert Kennedy, chairman of the Orwell Township Cancer Drive, reports that $158.25 has been collected during the drive.

75 years ago - 1939

Towanda Rotary was well represented at the 177th district conference in session recently at Buck Hills Falls, Pocono Mountains.

The Daily Review issues an invitation to a cooking school to be held at the SCI Hall in Towanda.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1541, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River.

In 1921, Sweden's Parliament voted to abolish the death penalty.

In 1999, The Citadel, South Carolina's formerly all-male military school, graduated its first female cadet, Nancy Ruth Mace.

Ten years ago: Former Iraq hostage Thomas Hamill returned home to a chorus of cheering family and friends in Macon, Miss. (Hamill, a truck driver, was wounded and captured when his convoy was ambushed April 9, 2004; he escaped May 2 from a farmhouse about 50 miles north of Baghdad.)

Five years ago: White House aide Louis Caldera resigned for his role in a $328,835 photo-op flyover by an Air Force One jet above New York City that sparked panic and flashbacks to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

One year ago: A jury in Phoenix convicted Jodi Arias of first-degree murder in the 2008 death of her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

Today's Birthdays: Rock musician Alex Van Halen is 61. Actor David Keith is 60. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 50. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 39. Actor Matt Davis is 36. Actor Domhnall Gleeson is 31.

Thought for Today: "The biggest big business in America is not steel, automobiles, or television. It is the manufacture, refinement and distribution of anxiety." - Eric Sevareid, American news commentator (1912-1992).