Today is Tuesday, July 15, the 196th day of 2014. There are 169 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 15, 1964, Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for president by the Republican national convention in San Francisco.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
A $1570 check representing the first deposit in an account being set up with the goal of funding four lighted tennis courts in Towanda for the public's use was turned over to C&N Bank recently.
Three art organizations are combining their efforts to sponsor an "Arts In The Square" show to be held in Guthrie Square in Sayre.
50 years ago - 1964
The annual circus sponsored by the Dushore Lions Club was held recently in the Dushore Park.
Several families in Troy participated in the American Host Program to host foreign teachers in August.
75 years ago - 1939
A new grocery store was opened recently in Towanda by J.S. and M.F. Smart.
The Boy and Girl Scouts of Ulster recently served homemade ice cream and cake with The Little German Band furnishing the music.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1799, French soldiers in Egypt discovered the Rosetta Stone, which proved instrumental in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush signed into law a measure imposing mandatory prison terms for criminals who used identity theft in committing terrorist acts and other offenses.
Five years ago: A Russian-made Iranian jetliner carrying 168 people crashed after taking off from Tehran, killing everyone aboard.
One year ago: Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, was captured in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by Mexican officials.
Today's Birthdays: Rock musician Marky Ramone is 58. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 53. Actor Brian Austin Green is 41. Actress Diane Kruger is 38. Rock musician Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance) is 37. Actor Travis Fimmel is 35.
Thought for Today: "Advice is a free gift that can become expensive for the one who gets it." - Armenian proverb.