Glancing Backward, April 12, 2014
Today is Saturday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2014. There are 263 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On April 12, 1954, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission opened a hearing on whether Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project, should have his security clearance reinstated amid questions about his loyalty (it wasn't). Bill Haley and His Comets recorded "Rock Around the Clock" in New York for Decca Records.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
The feasibility of a possible merger between Athens and Sayre school districts is still being discussed.
Dorothy Felter of Wyalusing was accorded recognition at the Towanda Library's annual violet show recently.
The Towanda Area Chamber of Commerce has responded to the recent appeal issued for contributions to help put an Eagle atop the Veterans memorial located at Towanda Memorial Park.
75 years ago - 1939
Directors of the Towanda Gun Club have elected Merle R. Apgar president for the coming year. He succeeds Russell H. White.
The music department of the New Albany schools, under the direction of Miss Mildred Allen, will present a Spring Music Festival in the auditorium.
Mrs. A. B. Lyon entertained at a miscellaneous shower recently in honor of the coming marriage of Miss Phyllis Bradley.
Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ned Miller is 89. Actress Jane Withers is 88. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 81. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn (AYK'-bohrn) is 75. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 74. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 70. Actor Ed O'Neill is 68. Actor Dan Lauria is 67. Talk show host David Letterman is 67. Author Scott Turow is 65. Singer David Cassidy is 64.
Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 62. Singer Pat Travers is 60. Actor Andy Garcia is 58. Movie director Walter Salles (SAL'-ihs) is 58. Country singer Vince Gill is 57. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is 57. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 56. Rock singer Art Alexakis (al-ex-AH'-kis) (Everclear) is 52. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 50. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 50. Actress Alicia Coppola is 46. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 44. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 43. Actress Shannen Doherty is 43. Actress Marley Shelton is 40. Actress Sarah Jane Morris is 37. Actress Jordana Spiro is 37. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 36. Actress Claire Danes is 35. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 35. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 27. Rock singer-musician Brendon Urie (Panic at the Disco) is 27. Actress Saoirse (SUR'-shuh) Ronan is 20.