Glancing Backward, 5/15/13
Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2013. There are 230 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 15, 1863, Edouard Manet's painting "Le dejeuner sur l'herbe" (The Lunch on the Grass) went on display in Paris, scandalizing viewers with its depiction of a nude woman seated on the ground with two fully dressed men at a picnic in a wooded area.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The fourth annual Guthrie Gallop had its largest turnout this year. Approximately 218 people took part in the 5K run and 121 participated in the 10K run.
Images in Silk is the name of a new silk screening business recently opened in the Towanda area.
At a recent Bradford County Board of Realtors meeting, awards were presented to Karen Bailey of Century 21 Jackson Realty, Wysox office, for Realtor Associate of the Year and to Faye Lubold of Henry Dunn Inc., Towanda office, for Realtor of the Year.
50 years ago - 1963
Since some equipment must be replaced at the Sullivan REA sub-station at Estella, it will be necessary to shut off power to users in that area for about an hour and a half starting at noon.
About 250 friends, students and alumni attended a recent reception at the Columbia Cross Roads school honoring Raymond Bradley, retiring principal.
Recently, students in grades 9-12 at Sullivan Highland School selected their choice of queen for the May Festival. The honor was accorded to Susan Lee.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1602, English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold and his ship, the Concord, arrived at present-day Cape Cod, which he's credited with naming.
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act establishing the Department of Agriculture. Austrian author and playwright Arthur Schnitzler was born in Vienna.
In 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Standard Oil Co. was a monopoly in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, and ordered its breakup.
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, whose members came to be known as WACs. Wartime gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 Eastern states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for non-essential vehicles.
Today's Birthdays: Playwright Sir Peter Shaffer is 87. Actress-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 77. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is 65. Actor Lee Horsley is 58. Singer-rapper Prince Be (PM Dawn) is 43. Actor Russell Hornsby is 39. Rock musician Nick Perri is 29.