Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2013. There are 266 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 9, 1913, the first game was played at Ebbets Field, the newly built home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who lost to the Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0.

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1988

Robert Reed, a veteran of the Sayre Police Department for 20 years, was sworn in today as police chief of Sayre in a ceremony held at the Penelec Building.

Celebrating his birthday today is Joe Regan, well-known salesman at Ferrario Chevrolet.

The Troy Genealogical Society has chosen a new coordinator for the upcoming year: June Jennings of Towanda.

50 years ago - 1963

Towanda Borough Council at a meeting yesterday awarded a three-year exclusive contract for collection of garbage in Towanda to Robert M. Heath and Robert Kinsley, effective May 6.

The Towanda Country Club held its annual Easter Egg Hunt recently with 100 children participating. Each winner of each age group was awarded a sparkling new silver dollar.

Judge James W. Cullen yesterday formally approved the petition of the Borough of Troy and the Bradford County Commissioners for the erection of a bridge over the south branch of Sugar Creek at the south edge of Troy Borough.

75 years ago - 1938

James McGee, chairman of the Kennedy for Governor campaign committee for Bradford County, has opened headquarters at 402 Main Street over the Cut Rate Auto Store, he announced last night.

Edward Walker, veteran Towanda insurance agent who is known throughout the county for his baseball interest and knowledge of the game, was elected president of the Bradford County League at that organization's annual meeting, held recently.

The annual meeting of the Canton Rod and Gun Club held yesterday was the most largely attended of any in recent years. About 600 members and guests were present.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1682, French explorer Robert de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River Basin for France.

Today's Birthdays: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 87. Actor Dennis Quaid is 59. Rock singer Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) is 36. Actress Leighton Meester is 27. Actress Elle Fanning is 15.