Glancing Backward, 4/10/13
Today is Wednesday, April 10, the 100th day of 2013. There are 265 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 10, 1963, the fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) sank during deep-diving tests east of Cape Cod, Mass., in a disaster that claimed 129 lives.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
A meeting was held last night to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fassett Grange No. 1567.
Students at the North Rome Christian School recently launched balloons as part of the Weekly Reader Writing Pals Balloon Contest. Attached to each balloon was a message from the student explaining the contest and asking the finder to return the card to the school, giving the location where the balloon was found.
From 2-5 p.m. today, an open house is being held at the new Terry Township Municipality Building.
50 years ago - 1963
The Board of Directors of the Towanda Chamber of Commerce in session last night made tentative plans for the selection of a Bradford County Dairy Princess, provided that the details can be worked out within the comparatively short period that remains for the project to be conducted.
The dance sponsored recently by the FTA at Northeast Bradford High School was an enjoyable occasion for the crowd, which attended to see Arlene Clark crowned Duchess of Dimes.
Celebrating his birthday today is Gilbert Kingsley of East Smithfield, former prothonotary of Bradford County and president of the East Smithfield Bank.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
In 1932, German president Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected in a runoff, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.
In 1962, United States Steel Chairman Roger Blough informed President John F. Kennedy of his company's decision to raise steel prices an average of $6 a ton. (Under administration pressure, Blough changed his mind.)
Ten years ago: Iraqi television aired videotaped greetings from President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Congress overwhelmingly passed a package of child safety protections, including a national Amber Alert network. A fire in a boarding school for the deaf in southern Russia killed 28 children. Eva Narcissus Boyd, the singer formerly known as "Little Eva," died in Kinston, N.C.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Max von Sydow is 84. Sportscaster John Madden is 77. Actor Steven Seagal is 62. Singer-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is 55. Actor-comedian Orlando Jones is 45. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 34. Actress Laura Bell Bundy is 32. Actor Alex Pettyfer is 23.