Glancing Backward, 5/14/13
Today is Tuesday, May 14, the 134th day of 2013. There are 231 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 14, 1973, the United States launched Skylab 1, its first manned space station. (Skylab 1 remained in orbit for six years before burning up during re-entry in 1979.)
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
"Just Say No" to drugs was the message carried by the students of the Wysox Elementary School and Towanda Elks in a parade and display of handmade posters in which the youths and Elks officers took part yesterday.
Students from the Epiphany School in Sayre gathered on the steps outside the Epiphany Church in Sayre yesterday to celebrate the church's 100th anniversary in Sayre.
The Bradford County Special Olympics, under the direction of Terry Butler, was hosted this year at the Martha Lloyd School, Troy, and was coordinated by Terry Butler.
50 years ago - 1963
Wyalusing Valley Joint School Board yesterday adopted its 1963-64 budget with an amendment providing for the most ambitious salary schedule of any reported in the county so far.
The sum of $1,566 has been raised to date in the campaign to obtain new uniforms for the Towanda High School band.
Knights of Columbus Council No. 3915, Towanda, announces an annual skydiving contest is being planned to take place at the Towanda airport on June 9.
75 years ago - 1938
At a meeting of the executive committee of the Bradford County School Directors' Association recently, the nomination of Norman E. Aten for assistant superintendent was unanimously approved.
Merger of Monroeton High School with Towanda High School is being considered, the directors feeling that in that way they will be able to give their pupils many advantages not now possible.
The First Methodist Episcopal Church of Towanda, celebrating completion of 100 years of service to the community, will have numerous special services this coming week starting with three tomorrow.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner inoculated 8-year-old James Phipps against smallpox by using cowpox matter.
In 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory as well as the Pacific Northwest left camp near present-day Hartford, Ill.
Today's Birthdays: Opera singer Patrice Munsel is 88. Rock singer-musician Jack Bruce (Cream) is 70. Movie producer George Lucas is 69. Actor Tim Roth is 52. Singer Natalie Appleton (All Saints) is 40. Singer Shanice is 40. Rock musician Henry Garza (Los Lonely Boys) is 35. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is 29.