Glancing Backward, Aug. 11, 2014
Today is Monday, August 11, the 223rd day of 2014. There are 142 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 11, 1954, a formal peace took hold in Indochina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and Communist Viet Minh.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
Three hundred and fifty people attended the Encore Farewell Presentation of "Live It To The Max," a musical by Dennis and Nan Allen with Stained Glass recently in Canton.
Several retired teachers of the Towanda Area School District were honored recently at a faculty luncheon.
LeRoy and Billie Chilson, owners of LeRoy's restaurant in on Pratt Avenue in Towanda celebrated their 20 years in business recently.
50 years ago - 1964
Towanda Rotary Club took a pictorial tour of Finland, recently with Miss Marie Baker of New Albany who was guest speaker. Miss Baker visited Finland recently as a American Field Service Exchange student.
A record total of 165 dairy animals were entered in the Troy Fair Dairy show recently.
The Towanda High School Class of 1929 held its 35th reunion recently with 36 of the eighty class members and 25 guests were present.
75 years ago - 1939
The Daily Review observes its 60th birthday today.
A dessert bridge for the benefit of Mills hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association to be held. All who attend the affair are assured a delightful time.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Arlene Dahl is 89. Songwriter-producer Kenny Gamble is 71. Rock musician Jim Kale (Guess Who) is 71. Magazine columnist Marilyn Vos Savant is 68. Country singer John Conlee is 68. Singer Eric Carmen is 65. Computer scientist and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is 64. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 61. Singer Joe Jackson is 60. Playwright David Henry Hwang is 57. Actor Miguel A. Nunez Jr. is 50. Actress Viola Davis is 49.
Actor Duane Martin is 49. Actor-host Joe Rogan is 47. Rhythm-and-blues musician Chris Dave is 46. Actress Anna Gunn is 46. Actress Ashley Jensen is 46. Rock guitarist Charlie Sexton is 46. Hip-hop artist Ali Shaheed Muhammad is 44. Actor Nigel Harman (TV: "Downton Abbey") is 41. Actor Will Friedle is 38. Actress Merritt Wever is 34. Actor Chris Hemsworth is 31. Rock musician Heath Fogg (Alabama Shakes) is 30. Singer J-Boog is 29. Rapper Asher Roth is 29. Actress Alyson Stoner is 21.
Thought for Today: "Keep your dreams, for in them lies joy denied to men grown wise." - Edgar A. Guest, American author, journalist and poet (1881-1959).