Today is Monday, August 4, the 216th day of 2014. There are 149 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On August 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years inside a building in Amsterdam. (Anne and her sister, Margot, died the following year at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.)

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1989

Scaffolding which has gone up in front of the Towanda's Keystone Theatre signals the start of fa├žade work which is part of the ongoing restoration plan.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile was held recently at the Rome Methodist Hall and reported 35 pints of blood were received.

50 years ago - 1964

Towanda Borough Council in a short meeting passed finally an ordinance abandoning the alley which used to separate the Bern and Boyle stores on Main St.

Those attending the Rome Holiday celebration at Rome recently saw horses that had been in the community for years. The parade was declared the longest and best in the 10 year history of the affair.

Recently a gust of wind passed through the area of New Albany, after it was gone, so was the roof of the Fred Sayman barn.

75 years ago - 1939

Mrs. Joel Swift, LLM, of Nyack, N.Y. founder of the Towanda Garden Club, was the honored guests of that organization and a luncheon held recently.

The Bradford County Council of Republican Women heard candidates at a recent picnic meeting held at the Wysox Community Hall.

About 50 relatives of the Moore family fathered at the home of G. Emery Moore at Taylor Hill recently for the annual picnic in honor of Mr. Moore's birthday.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Frankie Ford is 75. Actress-singer Tina Cole is 71. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 70. Football Hall-of-Famer John Riggins is 65. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is 59. Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton is 59. Actress Kym Karath (Film: "The Sound of Music") is 56. Hall of Fame track star Mary Decker Slaney is 56. Actress Lauren Tom is 55. President Barack Obama is 53.

Producer Michael Gelman (TV: "Live! With Kelly and Michael") is 53. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Roger Clemens is 52. Actress Crystal Chappell is 49. Author Dennis Lehane is 49. Rock musician Rob Cieka (Boo Radleys) is 46. Actor Daniel Dae Kim is 46. Actor Michael DeLuise is 45. Actor Ron Lester is 44. Race car driver Jeff Gordon is 43. Rapper-actress Yo-Yo is 43. Country singer Jon Nicholson is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer-actor Marques (MAR'-kus) Houston is 33. Actress Meghan Markle is 33. Actress Greta Gerwig is 31. Country singer Crystal Bowersox (TV: "American Idol") is 29. Rock singer Tom Parker (The Wanted) is 26. Actors Cole and Dylan Sprouse are 22. Singer Jessica Sanchez (TV: "American Idol") is 19.

Thought for Today: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank (1929-1945).