Glancing Backward, Aug. 13, 2013
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2013. There are 140 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 13, 1913, British metallurgist Harry Brearley developed an alloy that came to be known as "stainless steel." (Although Brearley is often credited as the "inventor" of stainless steel, he was hardly alone in working to create steel that resisted corrosion.)
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago -- 1988
Over 80 Cub Scouts from Sayre, Athens and Waverly attended a Valley Cub Scout Day camp each day this week at Roundtop Park, according to Marlene Enlow, director of the event. Among those attending included Shawn Rosh, Steve Polzella and Brent Smith.
Bob, Peggy and Sue Sutton were observed on national television during last Sunday's Olympic-NBA game at Providence, R.I.
St. Agnes welcomed John D. Garlington as its new principal.
50 years ago - 1963
The New York Mets had an open date yesterday and Grover Powell, one of two southpaws on their pitching staff, took advantage of the day off to visit his parents in Wyalusing. He was also in Towanda for a brief time in the afternoon.
Pfc. Robert A. Shaffer of Fort Campbell, Ky., is spending a 30-day furlough at his home in Wysox.
Dutch, a fun-loving German Shepherd from Troy, has been named winner of the 10th annual Ken-L Ration gold medal as America's Dog Hero of 1963. Dutch saved the life of little Gordon Hawthorne from drowning to win this award.
75 years ago - 1938
Burgess C.S. Lilley yesterday completed collection of contributions from business men along the West side of Main Street between Pine and Poplar streets to assist the borough in paving the alley in the rear.
Harold Ritter's Orchestra has been engaged to play for the Country Club dance to be held Friday evening. Miss Jean MacLaren and Miss Jane Reuter are co-chairmen of the committee on arrangements.
William Green, James P. Burnett, Charles Santee, Albert Metz, Eugene Metz and Leo Kelly attended the "40 & 8" parade in Binghamton Thursday night.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1960, the first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took place with the help of Echo 1. The Central African Republic became totally independent of French rule.
In 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin's eastern and western sectors and began building a wall that would stand for the next 28 years.
Today's Birthdays: Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 80. Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke is 64. Actor John Slattery is 51. Country singer Andy Griggs is 40. Actress Kathryn Fiore is 34. Pop-rock singer James Morrison is 29.