Glancing Backward, 11/27/12
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2012. There are 34 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 27, 1942, during World War II, the Vichy French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of German troops.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1987
TCI of Pennsylvania Inc. will implement a rate adjustment for subscribers, effective in January, which changes the basic cable rate in the Towanda system from its current level of $13.50 to $15.
Edward L. Bok of Athens Township has been named 1987 Trustee of the Year by the Pennsylvania Library Association.
The Towanda-Ulster Men's' Bowling Association held its annual Hall of Fame banquet recently. This year's inductees included Wes Perry, Pete Burgess, Ed Borst and Joby Parks.
50 years ago - 1962
A bear got into bee hives on the Walter Borek farm near Estella recently. The discovery of the wrecked hives was made yesterday morning by the Borek's 12-year-old son Michael, who was doing chores on the family farm.
An Athens High basketball team under the direction of coach Tom Jones opens a 21-game schedule this coming Friday, tangling with the Waverly High Wolverines.
The businessmen of Ulster met at the firehouse recently for the purpose of forming an organization. It will be known as the Ulster Business Men's Association.
75 years ago - 1937
Two Towanda boys are to receive the Eagle Badge in Scouting on Nov. 29: Jeff Norconk and Thomas Coyle.
Manager William Woodin of the Keystone Theater yesterday revealed the 38 leaders in the Baby Popularity contest. The leader thus far is Barbara Bresee.
Celebrating his birthday tomorrow is Donald C. Shoemaker of Warren Center, correspondent in his community for The Daily Review.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
In 1910, New York's Pennsylvania Station officially opened.
In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company's Renton Plant.
In 1970, Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned.
In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.
In 1989, a bomb blamed on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian Avianca Boeing 727, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground.
Today's Birthdays: Author Gail Sheehy is 75. Actor James Avery is 64. Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (Film: "The Hurt Locker") is 61. TV host Bill Nye ("Bill Nye, the Science Guy") is 57. Actor William Fichtner is 56. Caroline Kennedy is 55. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri (Film: "Thelma and Louise") is 55. Rock musician Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) is 53. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is 52. Rock musician Charlie Benante (Anthrax) is 50. Rock musician Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 50. Actor Fisher Stevens is 49. Actress Robin Givens is 48. Actor Michael Vartan is 44. Rapper Skoob (DAS EFX) is 42. Actor Kirk Acevedo is 41. Rapper Twista is 40. Actor Jaleel White is 36. Actor Arjay Smith (TV: "Perception") is 29. Actress Alison Pill is 27.
Thought for Today: "In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose." - Anne Sophie Swetchine, Russian-French author (1782-1857).