Glancing Backward, 5/26/12
Today is Saturday, May 26, the 147th day of 2012. There are 219 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On May 26, 1942, the U.S. War Department formally established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) during World War II as a way of boosting morale among American troops overseas. That same day, Radio Tokyo boasted of recent victories in the Pacific War and declared that "the Japanese people can look forward to a triumphal march into London and a victory march in New York." The Tule Lake Segregation Center, which held Japanese-American wartime internees, opened in northern California.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1987
Cheryl Lynn Taylor of Rome was chosen as the 1987 Dairy Princess over the weekend.
The team of Joe Ennis, Kate Snell, Rande Geary and Ed Troutman combined for a score of 10-under to win the Towanda Country Club's Memorial Day Tournament by one shot in action held over the weekend.
Mike Kingsley of Wysox is celebrating his birthday today.
50 years ago - 1962
Carolyn Smith was crowned May Queen at the SRU May Festival recently before the largest crowd ever to attend the affair.
Mrs. Eunice Nichols was installed as the president of the SRU PTA in the high school recently. Also at the PTA meeting, the new stage curtain was dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Doris Jean Decker.
Employment in Bradford County labor market area advanced during the first quarter of 1962, it was announced by the Sayre office of the Bureau of Employment Security. Reports from 33 area establishments indicate employment up by 292 workers at the quarter's end.
75 years ago - 1937
Principal J. Britten Davis has announced the honor students of this year's Ulster High School graduating class. The valedictorian is Miss Marjorie Vought. The salutatorian is Miss Genevieve Crawn.
Approximately 500 women from Towanda and vicinity, many of them among the best cooks in the county, attended the opening session of The Daily Review's annual cooking school yesterday.
One of the women at the cooking school yesterday revealed to the lecturer that she has been cooking for 56 years. That woman is Augusta Beeman of Towanda.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1521, Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.
In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges.
In 1938, the House Un-American Activities Committee was established by Congress.
In 1940, the evacuation of more than 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II.
In 1969, the Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Alec McCowen is 87. Sportscaster Brent Musberger is 73. Country musician Gates Nichols (Confederate Railroad) is 68. Rock musician Garry Peterson (Guess Who) is 67. Singer Stevie Nicks is 64. Actress Pam Grier is 63. Actor Philip Michael Thomas is 63. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 63. Former astronaut Sally K. Ride is 61. Actress Margaret Colin is 55. Country singer-songwriter Dave Robbins is 53. Actor Doug Hutchison is 52. Actress Genie Francis is 50. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait is 50. Singer Lenny Kravitz is 48. Actress Helena Bonham Carter is 46. Rock musician Phillip Rhodes is 44. Actor Joseph Fiennes is 42. Singer Joey Kibble (Take 6) is 41. Actor-producer-writer Matt Stone is 41. Contemporary Christian musician Nathan Cochran is 34.
Thought for Today: "I am never afraid of what I know." - Anna Sewell, English author (1820-1878).