Glancing Backward, 10/9/12
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2012. There are 83 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 9, 1967, Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was killed by the Bolivian army a day after he was captured while attempting to incite revolution.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1987
Mark Hendershot, 21, son of Wayne and Carole Hendershot and a resident of Towanda, recently returned from a two-year proselyting mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Dustin Dixon, son of Tom and Bonnie Dixon of Towanda, is 1 year old today.
The Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary has completed plans to host a wine tasting party on Oct. 18 at the Shephard Hills Country Club.
50 years ago - 1962
Celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today are Mr. and Mrs. Leon Johnson of Towanda.
The 18th annual National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week is being observed Oct. 7-13, it was announced by Harry Tyson, chairman of the NEPH Committee for Bradford County.
Troop No. 176, Senior Girl Scouts, held its first meeting of the new season recently. The following officers were elected: Louise Evans, president; Karen Asherman, vice president; Sherry Lundy, secretary; Elaine Talada, treasurer; Frances Lent, publicity.
75 years ago - 1937
As part of Fire Prevention Week, representing the Towanda Fire Department, William Brennan, Clarence Miller and Charles Dixon inspected all school buildings in Towanda Borough yesterday, including the domestic science house and the kindergarten building.
The state opened bids at Harrisburg yesterday on the project for relocation of highway Route 309 between Greens Landing and Athens. There will be two bridges constructed in addition to the macadam.
State Liquor enforcement officers from Williamsport were part of a squad of 15 federal, state and Sullivan County officials who recently raided and destroyed a 500-gallon capacity, all-copper still on a farm near Lopez.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Fyvush Finkel is 90. Retired MLB All-Star Joe Pepitone is 72. Former Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nona Hendryx is 68. Singer Jackson Browne is 64. Actor Gary Frank is 62. Actor Richard Chaves is 61. Actor Robert Wuhl is 61. Actress-TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 60. Actor Tony Shalhoub is 59. Actor Scott Bakula is 58. Musician James Fearnley (The Pogues) is 58. Actor John O'Hurley is 58. Writer-producer-director-actor Linwood Boomer is 57.
Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary is 54. Actor Michael Pare is 54. Jazz musician Kenny Garrett is 52. Rock singer-musician Kurt Neumann (The BoDeans) is 51. Country singer Gary Bennett is 48. Movie director Guillermo del Toro is 48. British Prime Minister David Cameron is 46. Singer P.J. Harvey is 43. World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam is 42. Country singer Tommy Shane Steiner is 39. Actor Steve Burns is 39. Sean Lennon is 37. Actor Randy Spelling is 34. Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae is 33. Actor Brandon Routh is 33. Actor Zachery Ty Bryan is 31. Actress Spencer Grammer is 29. Actor Tyler James Williams ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 20. Country singer Scotty McCreery (TV: "American Idol" winner) is 19.
Thought for Today: "There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference." - Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987).