Glancing Backward, August 22, 2013
Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2013. There are 131 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 22, 1485, England's King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The Valley Twirlers, a group of baton twirlers in the Valley area, participated in the Twirling Unlimited International Twirling Competition and walked away with first place in the Champion Juvenile Corps category, according to Janine Stone, the groups' director and instructor. Included in the competition was Erica Belcher, Laura Sollock, Sarah Moore, Heather Moore, Shannon Sampson, Melissa Seeley, Mary Jo Schriver, Andilee Brown, Sarah Sollock, Kim Garrison, Kelly Seeley, Autumn Emery, Kelley Pierson, Jodi Schanbacher, Jennifer Blaasch, Rochelle Brought, Allison Sheeley, Brenda Abell, Donna Utz, Kim O'Toole, Holly Hurlburt, Rikki Bankus, Melissa Whitney and Stephanie Updyke.
The weather was good for Bradford County Old Timers, who held their annual reunion in East Smithfield over the weekend, as those who took advantage of the horse-drawn wagon rides there can attest.
Daily Review staff writer Mike Hoose reported on the last leg of his "One Lap of Bradford County" bicycle trip, providing information on the places and people throughout the areas he traveled.
50 years ago - 1963
Nancy Brewster, 15, of Wysox RD 2, had the end of her right index finger amputated in an ice-grinding machine at the Wysox recreation park yesterday afternoon, but quick action at Memorial Hospital restored the missing part. Miss Brewster, who was working in a refreshment stand at the park during the 4-R Roundup yesterday, was rushed to the hospital in the Wysox ambulance by Marion Barnes.
Lance Corporal Arthur C. Hamm is home on 30-day leave, visiting his mother, Mrs. Mike Parks of Troy RD 1. Corp. Hamm, a 1960 graduate of Canton High School, has completed 25 months' service in Okinawa.
Grand champion honors were taken by entries owned by R.S. Thomson fo Rummerfield, John Dulver of Laceyville, and Ray Perry & son of Ulster RD 1 at the annual cattle show of the Eastern Bradford Breeding Cooperative held Monday at the Wysox Recreation Park.
75 years ago - 1938
Paschal Williams of Milan and his brother John, of Athens RD 2, were seriously injured late Sunday afternoon in a motor accident that occurred on the Durel-Liberty Corners road at McNeal's Corners. Both are in the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre.
Announcement is made today by the Towanda merchants of their annual community sale event, Opportunity Days, which will take place on Friday and Saturday of this week.
Grand Jury for the September term of the court convenes here this morning at nine o'clock. District Attorney E. P Young stated last night that approximately 12 cases are to be presented to the Grand Jury, exclusive of the cases involving alleged cattle indemnity "racket" charges which developed last week.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1910, Japan annexed Korea, which remained under Japanese control until the end of World War II.
In 1922, Irish revolutionary Michael Collins was shot to death, apparently by Irish Republican Army members opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins had co-signed.
In 1962, French President Charles de Gaulle survived an attempt on his life in suburban Paris.
Today's Birthdays: Heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley is 93. Football coach Bill Parcells is 72. Writer-producer David Chase (TV: "The Sopranos") is 68. International Swimming Hall of Famer Diana Nyad is 64. Rhythm-and-blues musician James DeBarge is 50. Comedian-actress Kristen Wiig is 40. Actress Aya Sumika is 33.