Glancing Backward 1/6/2014
Today is Monday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2014. There are 359 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 6, 1994, in an incident that shook the world of figure skating, Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the leg by an assailant at Detroit's Cobo Arena; four men, including the ex-husband of Kerrigan's rival, Tonya Harding, went to prison for their roles in the attack. (Harding, who denied knowing about plans for the attack, received probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution.)
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
Guthrie officials held a dedication ceremony for the newly expanded $10 million state of the art medical office complex built onto the existing Guthrie Clinic.
Rep. J. Scot Chadwick will serve on three key House committees during the Legislature's 1989-90 Session.
The recent Christmas musical at the Sheshequin-Ulster Elementary School drew a capacity crowd.
50 years ago - 1964
Fire Chief Frank Emory of the Monroe Fire Department has announced that he will conduct a fire school at the Monroeton Fire Hall.
Regular meeting of the Towanda Borough Council will be held at the new borough building, at the intersection of Main and Franklin streets.
75 years ago - 1939
The New Albany Chapter Future Farmer's of America to present its 5th annual program in the high school auditorium.
An enjoyable birthday dinner was given recently in honor of 70th birthday of Mr. McCormick in North Orwell.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1759, George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married in New Kent County, Va.
In 1838, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail gave the first successful public demonstration of their telegraph, in Morristown, N.J.
In 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state.
In 1919, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, died in Oyster Bay, N.Y., at age 60.
In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, outlined a goal of "Four Freedoms": Freedom of speech and expression; the freedom of people to worship God in their own way; freedom from want; freedom from fear.
In 1945, George Herbert Walker Bush married Barbara Pierce in Rye, N.Y.
In 1974, year-round daylight saving time began in the United States on a trial basis as a fuel-saving measure in response to the OPEC oil embargo.
Today's Birthdays: Pollster Louis Harris is 93. Author E.L. Doctorow is 83. Country musician Joey, the CowPolka King (Riders in the Sky) is 65. Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson is 59. Movie composer A.R. Rahman is 48. TV personality Julie Chen is 44. Actor Danny Pintauro (TV: "Who's the Boss?") is 38. Actress Rinko Kikuchi is 33. NBA player Gilbert Arenas is 32. Actress-comedian Kat McKinnon (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 30. Rock singer Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) is 28.
Thought for Today: "He threatens many that hath injured one." - Ben Jonson, English dramatist and poet (1572-1637).