Today is Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2013. There are 257 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 18, 1943, during World War II, Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-in-chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, was killed as his plane was shot down by U.S. fighters while approaching Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1988

Citizens of all ages participated yesterday in the 1988 CROP Walk for the Hungry, sponsored by the Greater Canton area Ministerium. The walk-a-thon, which began at the Church of Christ in Canton, is held each year to raise money for the needy.

The Borderline Gun Collectors Association held a gun show over the weekend at the Wysox Fire Hall to benefit the fire company there. Over 1,500 people attended the show.

Celebrating her third birthday today is Karla Cook, daughter of Karl and Linda Cook of Franklindale.

50 years ago - 1963

The Troy High School dance band has been selected to perform for the annual banquet of the Pennsylvania Branch of the National Association of Secondary School Principals at their meeting in Harrisburg in October.

The Bradford County Commissioners announced yesterday that the contract for construction of a superintendent's residence for the county infirmary in West Burlington Township has been awarded to George Hubbard of Ulster.

Mrs. Guy Fuller Smith of Camptown is in Washington, D.C. attending the 72nd Continental Congress of the National Society DAR as a delegate of the Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter.

75 years ago - 1938

Celebrating his sixth birthday today is Patrick Beirne, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Beirne of Towanda.

Burgess C.S. Lilley announced last night that starting today trucks no longer will be allowed to unload on Main Street between Bridge and Pine. The alley, which has been improved by Borough Manager W.T. Howie, is now ready for use and trucks must go there.

H.R. Henning will retire July 1 as superintendent of Sullivan County Schools after holding that position successfully for many years. His successor will be John M. Lumley, principal of the Dushore Borough schools for the past eight years.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1906, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco, followed by raging fires; estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000 and 6,000.

In 1923, the first game was played at the original Yankee Stadium in New York; the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-1.

In 1945, famed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle, 44, was killed by Japanese gunfire on the Pacific island of Ie Shima (ee-EH' shee-MAH'), off Okinawa.

In 1978, the Senate approved the Panama Canal Treaty, providing for the complete turnover of control of the waterway to Panama on the last day of 1999.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Barbara Hale is 92. Actor Clive Revill is 83. Actor James Drury is 79. Actor James Woods is 66. Actress Melody Thomas Scott is 57. Actress Mary Birdsong is 45. Country musician Marvin Evatt (EH'-veht) is 39. Actress Melissa Joan Hart is 37. Actress America Ferrera is 29. Actor Moises Arias is 19.