Glancing Backward, 4/30/13
Today is Tuesday, April 30, the 120th day of 2013. There are 245 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 30, 1973, President Richard Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean, who was actually fired.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
In observance of Arbor Day, county game commission and forestry personnel distributed 1,300 tree seedlings to area first graders.
Jason Laudermilch of the North Rome Christian School wrestling team recently placed fifth at the Eastern Nationals Mid-Atlantic Wrestling championships held at Millersville University.
Two Towanda High School students will be attending the Pennsylvania All-State Music Festival being held in Pittsburgh this weekend: Chris Newman and Tom Boyd.
50 years ago - 1963
Celebrating his birthday today is David Smith Sr. of Towanda, retired utilities executive.
Recently a group of band radio operators met at Lafy's Restaurant for the purpose of forming a county radio club.
Father Kenneth G. Kizis, athletic director of St. Agnes High School, and Father Joseph P. Gilgallon, athletic director of St. Basil's High School, Dushore, announced yesterday the entry of their respective schools into the Northern Division of the Scranton Diocese Catholic Basketball League.
75 years ago - 1938
The Berrytown school in Springfield Township closed on April 27, graduating seven from the school.
Today is the last day for filing the quarterly return with the IRS for the quarter beginning Jan. 1, 1938 and ending March 31.
The annual spring meeting of the Bradford County Federation of Women's Clubs was held in the Universalist church yesterday. Elected as president for the year was Mrs. Robert C. Burke of Canton.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union.
In 1863, the design of the Great Seal of the Confederate States of America was approved by the Confederate Congress.
In 1900, engineer John Luther "Casey" Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a train wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the controls in a successful effort to save the passengers.
In 1993, top-ranked women's tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed in the back during a match in Hamburg, Germany, by a man who described himself as a fan of second-ranked German player Steffi Graf. (The man, convicted of causing grievous bodily harm, was given a suspended sentence.)
Ten years ago: International mediators presented Israeli and Palestinian leaders with a new Middle East "road map," a U.S.-backed blueprint for ending 31 months of violence and establishing a Palestinian state. Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') took office as Palestinian prime minister. The U.S. Navy withdrew from its disputed Vieques bombing range in Puerto Rico, prompting celebrations by islanders.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Cloris Leachman is 87. Actor Burt Young is 73. Movie director Allan Arkush is 65. Movie director Jane Campion is 59. Actor Adrian Pasdar is 48. Rock musician Clark Vogeler is 44. Actor Johnny Galecki is 38. Actress Dianna Agron is 27.