Glancing Backward, 2/5/13
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2013. There are 329 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 5, 1973, services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for U.S. Army Col. William B. Nolde, the last official American combat casualty before the Vietnam cease-fire took effect.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The intersection located at state Routes 6 and 14 in Troy Township will be the topic of discussion at a second public meeting to be held with PennDOT officials sometime next month. PennDOT officials are scheduled to present study results.
Cub Scout Pack 17 of Epiphany School in Sayre recently held its annual Pinewood Derby races on a new track built by den leader Michael Paul. Winners included Justin Gorski in the wolf division, Timmy Cahill in the bear division and Justin Taylor in the Webelos division.
The Bradford County Historical Society has recognized the Theodore and Beverly Weaver home on Mud Creek Road, along Route 6 in East Troy, as a Century Home.
50 years ago - 1963
Celebrating her birthday today is Mrs. Budd Clark of Wysox.
The annual tournament of the Towanda Women's Bowling Association opens tomorrow night with team events listed for the Sport Shop Lanes and doubles events to be held on the Starlite Lanes.
Boland Hotel continued unbeaten in the Community Basketball League last night by registering its sixth victory, tripping Larnard's Red and White 80 to 51.
75 years ago - 1938
Dr. Lawrence Conlon, Waverly veterinarian, has been appointed senior milk inspector with the Bureau of Milk Sanitation, New York State Department of Health.
Seen about the borough: Horse-and-buggy Dan driving a load of wood down through Main Street.
Fighting bitterly to stave off defeat in their climax game of the current SVIAA campaign, Towanda High School's cagers were nosed out last night on their home court by a great Sayre quint, the score being 23-21.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1783, Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.
In 1811, George, the Prince of Wales, was named Prince Regent due to the mental illness of his father, Britain's King George III.
In 1917, Congress passed, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, an immigration act severely curtailing the influx of Asians. Mexico's constitution was adopted.
In 1922, the first edition of Reader's Digest was published.
In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; the proposal, which failed in Congress, had critics accusing Roosevelt of attempting to "pack" the nation's highest court.
In 1940, Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded "Tuxedo Junction" for RCA Victor's Bluebird label.
In 1953, Walt Disney's animated feature "Peter Pan" was first released.
In 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped onto the surface of the moon in the first of two lunar excursions.
In 1983, former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie, expelled from Bolivia, was brought to Lyon (lee-OHN'), France, to stand trial. (He was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison; he died in 1991.)
Today's Birthdays: Country singer Claude King is 90. The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley is 85. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 79. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 71. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 71. Movie director Michael Mann is 70. Rock singer Al Kooper is 69. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 66. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 65. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 52. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 51. Actress Laura Linney is 49. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 49. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 47. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 46. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 45. Singer Bobby Brown is 44. Actor Michael Sheen is 44. Country singer Sara Evans is 42. Actor-singer Darren Criss (TV: "Glee") is 26. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 24.