Today is Sunday, April 7, the 97th day of 2013. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 7, 1953, the U.N. General Assembly ratified Dag Hammarskjold (dahg HAWM'-ahr-shoold) of Sweden as the new secretary-general, succeeding Trygve Lie (TRIHG'-vuh lee) of Norway.

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1988

Three Bradford County municipalities - Canton and Sylvania boroughs and North Towanda Township, are among those across Pennsylvania which will share $5.7 million in state rehabilitation and improvement grants, Gov. Robert P. Casey has announced.

Personnel actions approved by the Bradford County Commissioners yesterday included the transfer of Dale Butcher, corrections officer, to deputy sheriff.

Seen Around the Area: Residents of Toytown looking up recently at the helicopter traffic. Seems the helicopter was setting into place a permanent platform around the plant's exhaust scrubbers, which will provide a safer base from which the EPA can check plant emissions.

75 years ago - 1938

Old Man Winter back-tracked with a vengeance yesterday, bringing about five inches of snow, more than had been seen in Towanda at any one time this year from Dec. 21 to the first day of spring.

Solomon Ballard and Mrs. Emma Hooker of Leona have their buildings wired for electricity.

Seen about the borough: Towanda's Sonja Henie making a happy landing on the town's new skating rink - the Third Street bridge.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1922, the Teapot Dome scandal began as Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall signed a secret deal to lease U.S. Navy petroleum reserves to his friends, oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny.

In 1927, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.

In 1939, Italy invaded Albania, which was annexed less than a week later.

In 1949, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" opened on Broadway.

In 1959, a referendum in Oklahoma repealed the state's ban on alcoholic beverages.

In 1966, the U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain following a B-52 crash.

In 1969, the Supreme Court, in Stanley v. Georgia, unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material.

In 1969, the Supreme Court, in Stanley v. Georgia, unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material.

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter announced he was deferring development of the neutron bomb, a high-radiation weapon.

In 1983, space shuttle astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson went on the first U.S. spacewalk in almost a decade as they worked in the open cargo bay of Challenger for nearly four hours.

Today's Birthdays: Actor James Garner is 85. Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 78. TV personality David Frost is 74. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 66. Singer Janis Ian is 62. Country musician John Dittrich is 62. Actor Jackie Chan is 59. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is 59. Actor Russell Crowe is 49. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 38. Actor Conner Rayburn is 14.