Glancing Backward, 4/27/13
Today is Saturday, April 27, the 117th day of 2013. There are 248 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 27, 1813, the Battle of York took place in Upper Canada during the War of 1812 as a U.S. force defeated the British garrison in present-day Toronto before withdrawing.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
At Monday night's Sayre Borough Council meeting, co-owners of Bishop's Fuel Co., Cayuga Avenue, Sayre, discussed getting the council's permission to construct a new storage building to replace the one that had previously been destroyed in a fire.
Just a little over 41 percent of Bradford Countians eligible to vote in yesterday's primary elections turned out at the polls.
Harmon Dudash of Boy Scout Troop 14, Waverly, was presented the Eagle Scout Award in a ceremony held recently in Athens.
50 years ago - 1963
Daylight Saving Time goes into effect in the Towanda community tomorrow morning at 2 a.m. Upon retiring tonight, householders are advised to turn their clocks ahead one hour.
Towanda Rebekah Lodge will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the granting of its charter tonight in the IOOF hall.
James Denkenberger of Troy will representing the Bradford-Sullivan Area at the regional FFA Public Speaking Contest next week.
75 years ago - 1938
Leo Minier and Carl Roberts, Towanda airmen, made a trial landing on the Ray DeWitt flying field at Troy recently in preparation for the special first air mail flight from Troy to Williamsport on May 19.
Miss Elizabeth Baxter has accepted a position as home economics supervisor for Bradford County.
The Estella High School and grades were closed last week on account of a number of cases of scarlet fever.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1822, the 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Anouk Aimee is 81. Actress Judy Carne is 74. Rock singer Kate Pierson (The B-52's) is 65. Pop singer Sheena Easton is 54. Actor David Lascher is 41. Actress Maura West is 41. Rock musician Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket) is 35. Rock singer Jim James (My Morning Jacket) is 35. Rock singer-musician Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) is 29.
Thought for Today: "Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them." - Edward R. Murrow, American broadcast journalist (1908-1965).