Today is Sunday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2012. There are 92 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 30, 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was escorted by federal marshals to the campus of the University of Mississippi, where he enrolled for classes the next day; Meredith's presence sparked rioting that claimed two lives. In an address to the nation, President John F. Kennedy expressed hope that the school, the state of Mississippi and the nation would "return to their normal activities with full confidence in the integrity of American law."

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1987

Gerald D. Regan, Bradford County's financial director, has notified the commissioners of his resignation.

Celebrating her birthday today is Roberta Hotalen Hunt of Standing Stone.

Final arrangements for installation of air conditioning and heating units at the social hall were made at the recent meeting of the Monroe Hose Co.

75 years ago - 1937

A meeting was held recently in the Masonic rooms in Troy to prepare for the opening of the road south of Canton Street on Route 14, beginning at Junction 6. The celebration is to be held on Oct. 7.

The Towanda Iron and Metal Co. has installed in its junk yard on River Street a most unusual piece of machinery - huge shears to cut iron, steel and other metal into desired lengths.

Beginning Oct. 2 the Towanda W.T. Grant Company store will join with 479 other Grant stores in celebrating the 31st anniversary of the founding of the company.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1955, actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif.

In 1962, the National Farm Workers Association, founded by Cesar Chavez and a forerunner of the United Farm Workers, held its first meeting in Fresno, Calif.

Today's Birthdays: Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel is 84. Actress Angie Dickinson is 81. Singer Cissy Houston is 79. Singer Johnny Mathis is 77. Actor Len Cariou is 73. Singer Marilyn McCoo is 69. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is 67. Pop singer Sylvia Peterson (The Chiffons) is 66. Actor Vondie Curtis-Hall is 62. Actress Victoria Tennant is 62. Actor John Finn is 60. Rock musician John Lombardo is 60. Singer Deborah Allen is 59. Actor Calvin Levels is 58. Actor Barry Williams is 58. Singer Patrice Rushen is 58. Actress Fran Drescher is 55. Country singer Marty Stuart is 54. Actress Debrah Farentino is 53. Rock musician Bill Rieflin (R.E.M.) is 52. Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., is 52. Actress Crystal Bernard is 51. Actor Eric Stoltz is 51. Rapper-producer Marley Marl is 50. Country singer Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery-Gentry) is 49. Rock singer Trey Anastasio is 48. Actress Monica Bellucci is 48. Rock musician Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) is 48. Actress Lisa Thornhill is 46. Actress Andrea Roth is 45. Actor Tony Hale is 42. Actress Jenna Elfman is 41. Actor Ashley Hamilton is 38. Actress Marion Cotillard is 37. Actor Stark Sands is 34. Actor Mike Damus is 33. Tennis player Martina Hingis is 32. Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Moceanu is 31. Actress Lacey Chabert is 30. Actor Kieran Culkin is 30. Singer-rapper T-Pain is 28.

Thought for Today: "Nothing you can't spell will ever work." - Will Rogers, American humorist (1879-1935).