Glancing Backward, 3/7/13
Today is Thursday, March 7, the 66th day of 2013. There are 299 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 7, 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was violently broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff's posse in what came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Wyalusing residents participated in an open meeting recently with borough council members to provide input for the use of $79,000 received by the borough in Level 1 Urban Development Action Grant Funds. Council's suggested use for the money includes engineering costs for the upcoming water project.
The first two weekends of qualifying in the eighth annual Daily Review Doubles Tournament is over. Highest team scoring honors for the weekend shifts went to the team of Vicki and Jim Reynolds who teamed up to roll 1286.
Mansfield University will offer five non-credit classes in March. Courses from estate planning and computer word processing to personal development for the professional woman will be offered.
50 years ago - 1963
Four Bradford County boroughs were among 12 north-central Pennsylvania communities ordered yesterday by the state sanitary water board to stop discharging untreated sewage into area streams. Cited for action within two years were Athens, Canton, Sayre and Wyalusing.
Lonnie Frawley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Frawley of Towanda and a graduate of St. Agnes High School, has been elected president of the student body at Scranton University.
Reynald L. Harkness, 17, of Gillett, has been selected as the member of the Future Farmers of America to receive the H.C. Fetterolf cup for 1963.
75 years ago - 1938
Celebrating his 89th birthday today is W.E. Sturdevant of Silvara, who was born in 1849 and is the oldest resident in Silvara.
The LeRaysville-New Albany High School teams will meet on the SCI court next week to open their series for the championship of their division. The winner will meet South Waverly for the BCAA title.
The resignation of Fred. S. Deyo as treasurer of Tioga Mills Inc., Waverly, was announced yesterday. He is well known and popular in Waverly and is a member of the Waverly Rotary Club.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone.
In 1926, the first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversations took place between New York and London.
In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.
In 1945, during World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge.
In 1975, the U.S. Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.
In 1994, the Supreme Court, in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music Inc., unanimously ruled that a parody that pokes fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that doesn't require permission from the copyright holder.
Today's Birthdays: Photographer Lord Snowdon is 83. TV personality Willard Scott is 79. Auto racer Janet Guthrie is 75. Actor Daniel J. Travanti is 73. Entertainment executive Michael Eisner is 71. Rock musician Chris White (The Zombies) is 70. Actor John Heard is 67. Rock singer Peter Wolf is 67. Rock musician Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) is 67. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris is 63. Pro and College Football Hall-of-Famer Lynn Swann is 61. Rhythm-and-blues singer-musician Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 61. Actor Bryan Cranston is 57. Actress Donna Murphy is 54. Actor Nick Searcy is 54. Golfer Tom Lehman is 54. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Ivan Lendl is 53. Actress Mary Beth Evans is 52. Singer-actress Taylor Dayne is 51. Actor Bill Brochtrup is 50. Opera singer Denyce Graves is 49. Comedian Wanda Sykes is 49. Actor Jonathan Del Arco is 47. Rock musician Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 46. Actor Peter Sarsgaard is 42. Actress Rachel Weisz is 42. Classical singer Sebastien Izambard (Il Divo) is 40. Rock singer Hugo Ferreira (Tantric) is 39. Actress Jenna Fischer is 39. Actress Sarayu Rao (TV: "Monday Mornings") is 38. Actress Audrey Marie Anderson is 38. Actor TJ Thyne (TV: "Bones") is 38. Actress Laura Prepon is 33.
Thought for Today: "The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea." - Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher (1902-2001).