Today is Sunday, Oct. 14, the 288th day of 2012. There are 78 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Oct. 14, 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the White House as the Progressive candidate, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee by New York saloonkeeper John Schrank. Despite the wound, Roosevelt went ahead with a scheduled speech, declaring, "It takes more than one bullet to kill a bull moose."

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1987

At the Athens School Board meeting last night, Carimar Patrician, principal at SRU for the past nine years, resigned that post and will be transferring to a position in the French department at Athens High School.

The Sullivan County School District Board of Directors voted unanimously yesterday to install Jack Shaw as the district Superintendent.

The Athens Marching Band won first place in the 29th annual Columbus Day Tournament of Bands Parade held recently in Binghamton.

75 years ago - 1937

There will be a reception for the new pastor, Rev. Owen Barrett, at the Big Pond church basement today.

Celebrating her birthday today is Alice Graham, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Graham and bookkeeper for the W.W. Jennings Company in Towanda.

Three Bradford County townships - Granville, Troy and Columbia - will vote on Sunday sports at the coming general election on Nov. 2.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1066, Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.

In 1944, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution for allegedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.

In 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Today's Birthdays: Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop is 96. Actor Roger Moore is 85. Classical pianist Gary Graffman is 84. Movie director Carroll Ballard is 75. Former White House counsel John W. Dean III is 74. Country singer Melba Montgomery is 74. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is 73. Singer Sir Cliff Richard is 72. Actor Udo Kier is 68. Singer-musician Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) is 66. Actor Harry Anderson is 60. Actor Greg Evigan is 59. TV personality Arleen Sorkin is 57. World Golf Hall of Famer Beth Daniel is 56. Singer-musician Thomas Dolby is 54. Actress Lori Petty is 49. MLB manager Joe Girardi is 48. Actor Steve Coogan is 47. Singer Karyn White is 47. Actor Jon Seda is 42. Country musician Doug Virden is 42. Country singer Natalie Maines (The Dixie Chicks) is 38. Actress-singer Shaznay Lewis (All Saints) is 37. Singer Usher is 34. TV personality Stacy Keibler is 33. Actor Ben Whishaw is 32. Actor Jordan Brower is 31. Actress Skyler Shaye is 26. Actor-comedian Jay Pharoah (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 25.

Thought for Today: "Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." - George Washington Carver, American botanist (1864-1943).