Glancing Backward, August 1, 2013
Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2013. There are 152 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 1, 1913, the Joyce Kilmer poem "Trees" was first published in "Poetry: A Magazine of Verse."
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Residents who once lived in an area of Thomas, Pearl and Cayuta avenues in Waverly, and Perkins and Spring streets in Sayre, now known as Exit 61 from the Southern Tier Expressway, held their annual picnic at the East Waverly Park.
At a meeting of the Winding River Players (WRP), Brooks Eldredge-Martin, coordinator for the Bradford County Regional Arts Council Theater Restoration Project, was presented a check for $1,000.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Allis were honored for their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house at the Rome United Methodist Church.
50 years ago - 1963
A rattlesnake measuring 45 inches in length and carrying 12 buttons was killed in the vicinity of the Millstone Creek by two boys from Monroeton.
A community picnic was held at the Union Corners church.
A dedication service for a set of four solid brass collection plates was held during morning worship at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Methodist Church.
75 years ago - 1938
The Canton Cow Testing Association computed its eight month of the testing year with 29 herds tested, consisting of 377 cows in milk and 27 cows dry.
Six members of the class of 1913 of the South Waverly High School attended a reunion of their class at the Jenkins Inn.
The Soil Conservation Association held a basket picnic at World's End Park.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1714, Britain's Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.
In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.
In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force.
In 1933, the National Recovery Administration's "Blue Eagle" symbol began to appear in store windows and on packages to show support for the National Industrial Recovery Act.
In 1936, the Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.
In 1943, rioting broke out in New York City's Harlem neighborhood after a false rumor spread that a police officer had shot and killed a black U.S. Army soldier who in fact had only been wounded; six people were killed in the violence.
In 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.
In 1957, the United States and Canada agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
In 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on a shooting rampage at the University of Texas in Austin, killing 14 people. Whitman, who had also murdered his wife and mother hours earlier, was gunned down by police.
In 1973, the movie "American Graffiti," directed by George Lucas, first opened.
In 1988, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh began broadcasting his nationally syndicated radio program.
In 2007, the eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people.
Today's Birthdays: Actor-director Geoffrey Holder is 83. Actor Giancarlo Giannini is 71. Blues singer-musician Robert Cray is 60. Actor John Carroll Lynch is 50. Actress Tempestt Bledsoe is 40. Singer Ashley Parker Angel is 32. Actor James Francis Kelly is 24.