Glancing Backward, 5/16/13
Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th day of 2013. There are 229 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 16, 1943, the nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising came to an end as German forces crushed the Jewish resistance and blew up the Great Synagogue. An estimated 7,000 Jews were killed during the uprising, while about 7,000 others were summarily executed. The remaining Jews, more than 40,000 of them, were deported to concentration camps.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The Sayre Public Library needs volunteers to help move books and furnishings from the Snyder Elementary School to the library's new building tomorrow.
Todd Maynard and Rob Wolfe were honored with special awards last night at Sayre's All Sports Banquet. Both wrestlers, the seniors were honored for outstanding performance during their high school careers.
Florence "Flossie Regan of Towanda is celebrating her birthday today.
50 years ago - 1963
Celebrating his birthday today is "Mac" McCleary, North Towanda justice of the peace and one of the owners of Starlite Bowling Lanes.
John Williams, under the auspices of the Knapp School of Music of Elmira, has opened a music studio at 409 Main St., Towanda, and will give instructions in piano, accordion and some phases of tap and square dancing.
Mrs. Russel Huddleson of Rummerfield received a call from her son, Carl, located in Yokosuka, Japan. The call was in the nature of a Mother's Day greeting.
75 years ago - 1938
Dr. J.T. McCallem reports that in an examination of pupils of the Canton public schools, it was found that 107 have defective eyesight.
The first Brownie revel to be attempted in Bradford County was held in Towanda over the weekend with 70 Brownies and 30 mothers and members of pack committees in attendance.
Coach Ray Welsh's well-balanced Sayre High School track and field squad retained its SVIAA championship over the weekend, piling up 77.5 points to win the conference meet at Troy.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1770, Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.
In 1913, jazz musician and bandleader Woody Herman was born in Milwaukee.
In 1961, Park Chung-hee seized power in South Korea in a military coup.
Today's Birthdays: Actor George Gaynes is 96. Actor Pierce Brosnan is 60. Actress Debra Winger is 58. Boyd Tinsley (The Dave Matthews Band) is 49. Actress Lynn Collins is 36. Actor Jacob Zachar is 27. Actor Miles Heizer is 19.