Glancing Backward 1/7/2014
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2014. There are 358 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 7, 1789, America held its first presidential election as voters chose electors who, a month later, selected George Washington to be the nation's first chief executive.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
A group of 30 businessmen, industry representatives and other interested property owners met Thursday night to initiate plans for generating support of a "Plan B" highway improvement plan for Wysox Township.
Steven Scott, former warden of the Bradford County jail, has accepted a new position as chief of security of the North Dakota State Penitentiary.
50 years ago - 1963
Bradford County Holstein Club will hold its annual meeting at the Wysox Presbyterian Church.
The Bradford County Council of Civil Defense has received from the State Council of Civil Defense information relative a project scheduled for 1964 during which time the Pennsylvania Wing of Civil Air Patrol plans to train personnel in aerial and ground radiological monitoring.
75 years ago - 1938
Dushore firemen get a new whistle for borough.
Al's Luncheonette is the name of the new restaurant and soda fountain opened up this week in the former Farmers National Bank building in Canton.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei began observing three of Jupiter's moons (he spotted a fourth moon almost a week later).
In 1800, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, was born in Summerhill, N.Y.
In 1894, one of the earliest motion picture experiments took place at the Thomas Edison studio in West Orange, N.J., as Fred Ott was filmed taking a pinch of snuff and sneezing.
In 1927, commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London.
In 1949, George C. Marshall resigned as U.S. Secretary of State; President Harry S. Truman chose Dean Acheson to succeed him.
In 1953, President Harry S. Truman announced in his State of the Union message to Congress that the United States had developed a hydrogen bomb.
In 1963, the U.S. Post Office raised the cost of a first-class stamp from 4 to 5 cents.
In 1973, sniper Mark Essex laid siege at a Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge in downtown New Orleans for about 10 hours, killing seven people before being slain by police sharpshooters.
In 1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government.
In 1999, for the second time in history, an impeached American president went on trial before the Senate. President Bill Clinton faced charges of perjury and obstruction of justice; he was acquitted.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush proposed legal status, at least temporarily, for millions of immigrants improperly working in the U.S.
Five years ago: President-elect Barack Obama met at the White House with America's four living presidents: George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
One year ago: President Barack Obama announced he would nominate former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him "the leader our troops deserve"; Obama also chose White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
Today's Birthdays: Author William Peter Blatty is 86. Pop musician Paul Revere is 76. Singer Kenny Loggins is 66. Actor David Caruso is 58. Talk show host Katie Couric is 57. Actor David Marciano is 54. Actress Hallie Todd is 52. Actor Nicolas Cage is 50. Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik (on-DRAH'-sik) (Five for Fighting) is 49. Actor Doug E. Doug is 44. Actor Kevin Rahm is 43. Country singer-musician John Rich is 40. Actor Dustin Diamond is 37. Actress Lauren Cohan is 32. Actor Brett Dalton (TV: "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") is 31. Actress Lyndsy Fonseca is 27. Actor Liam Aiken is 24. Actress Camryn Grimes is 24. Actor Max Morrow is 23.
Thought for Today: "There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness." - John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish author (1875-1940).