Glancing backward 1/12/2014
Today is Sunday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2014. There are 353 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
Towanda Area School District will be host to the 1989 Bradford-Sullivan Counties Band Festival.
In connection with the Bradford County Museum renovation of the room for Boy Scout and Girl Scout memorabilia, one display case will be dedicated to camping and its related activities.
Rep. J. Scot Chadwick recently issued a stern warning concerning underage drinking. If caught, you will lose your driver's license.
50 years ago - 1964
A financial plum in the amount of $62,700 will be arrive in Bradford County this month for local war veterans.
Mrs. C. Arthur Bullock, Canton, immediate past president of the National Federation of Music Clubs is in Washington, D.C. to attend meeting of the "Advisory Committee of the Arts for the National Culture Center."
David G. Dunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Dunn of Monroeton and a vocational agricultural graduate of Towanda to receive the Keystone Farmer Degree.
75 years ago - 1939
County Supt. J. Andrew Morrow has sent to all principals in the county an announcement that the annual county-wide speaking contest will be held at the Wyalusing High School.
The assembly room of the Methodist Church was the scene of a very happy birthday party recently when the Wyalusing Musical Society celebrated its 42nd anniversary.
Members of the Wyalusing chapter of Future Farmers of America were awarded seven places in the 1938 State Project Contest.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1519, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died.
In 1773, the first public museum in America was organized in Charleston, S.C.
In 1828, the United States and Mexico signed a Treaty of Limits defining the boundary between the two countries to be the same as the one established by an 1819 treaty between the U.S. and Spain.
In 1915, the House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote.
In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate after initially being appointed to serve out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus.
In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma, ruled that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race.
In 1969, the New York Jets of the American Football League upset the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami.
In 2010, Haiti was struck by a magnitude-7 earthquake, killing as many as 300,000 residents and leaving over 1.5 million people homeless.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush and Mexican President Vicente (vih-SEN'-tay) Fox forged agreement on the contentious issues of immigration and Iraq, meeting in Monterrey before the opening of a 34-nation hemispheric summit.
Five years ago: Acting at Obama's behest, President George W. Bush agreed to ask Congress for the final $350 billion in the financial bailout fund. In the final news conference of his presidency, Bush vigorously defended his record but also offered an extraordinary listing of his mistakes - including his optimistic Iraq speech in 2003.
One year ago: The NHL's four-month lockout finally ended as the league and the players' association completed signing a required memorandum of understanding. Miss New York Mallory Hagan won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Luise Rainer (RY'-nuhr) is 104. Rock musician Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone) is 70. Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh is 63. Actress Kirstie Alley is 63. Radio-TV personality Howard Stern is 60. Writer-producer-director John Lasseter is 57. Rock musician Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows) is 54. Actress Rachael Harris is 46. Rock singer Zack de la Rocha is 44. Rapper Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) is 44. Singer Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) is 41. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls) is 40. Contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp is 36. Actress Naya Rivera is 27. Rock singer Zayn Malik (One Direction) is 21.
Thought for Today: "Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable." - Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian spiritual leader (1869-1948).