Glancing Backward, Aug. 10, 2013
Today is Saturday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2013. There are 143 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 10, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to still-living Japanese-Americans who'd been interned by their government during World War II.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The annual Wyalusing Firemen's Celebration kicked-off with various activities and entertainment for all ages.
Joan Gilliland of Troy was named to the 10-member Honors Group at the State 4-H Fashion Revue held at Penn State.
Marie Lenox and Linda Donatelli co-chaired the annual used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Towanda Public Library.
50 years ago - 1963
Ulster Grange took first in the square dance contest at the Troy Free Fair where eight Grange teams competed.
There were 127 entries in the Dairy Show held at the Troy Free Fair.
Plans were well under way for the annual Old Home Day at the Old Burlington Church.
75 years ago - 1938
An improvement providing additional floor space and better daytime lighting for the convenience of customers was added by M. H. Palmer at his hardware and five and ten cent store.
The troop committee and the Girl Scouts of Wyalusing held an ice cream festival on the lawn of the Presbyterian Church.
Miss Edna Dimock left with a party of friends to go to Northfield, Mass., to join others who belonged to AYH on a bicycle trip.
Elsewhere on this date:
One year ago: A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed three American service members in southern Afghanistan; the Taliban claimed the shooter joined the insurgency after the attack. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an American nuns group rebuked by the Vatican, said it would hold talks with the Roman Catholic bishops appointed to overhaul the organization but would not "compromise its mission." The United States won the women's 4x100-meter track relay in a world-record time of 40.82 seconds to give the Americans their first victory in the event since 1996. The Arizona Rattlers won the Arena Bowl with a 72-54 win over the Philadelphia Soul.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Rhonda Fleming is 90. Actor-director Tom Laughlin ("Billy Jack") is 82. Singer Ronnie Spector is 70. Actor James Reynolds is 67. Rock singer-musician Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) is 66. Country musician Gene Johnson (Diamond Rio) is 64. Singer Patti Austin is 63. Actor Daniel Hugh Kelly is 61. Folk singer-songwriter Sam Baker is 59. Actress Rosanna Arquette is 54. Actor Antonio Banderas is 53. Rock musician Jon Farriss (INXS) is 52. Singer Julia Fordham is 51. Journalist-blogger Andrew Sullivan is 50. Singer Neneh Cherry is 49. Singer Aaron Hall is 49. Boxer Riddick Bowe is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lorraine Pearson (Five Star) is 46. Singer-producer Michael Bivins is 45. Actor-writer Justin Theroux is 42. Actress Angie Harmon is 41. Country singer Jennifer Hanson is 40. Actress JoAnna Garcia is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nikki Bratcher (Divine) is 33. Actor Ryan Eggold is 29. Actor Lucas Till is 23.
Thought for Today: "There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea." - Percy Williams Bridgeman, American scientist (1882-1961).