Glancing Backward, August 26, 2013
Today is Monday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2013. There are 127 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women's right to vote, was certified in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The Sayre Summer Recreation program had record participation, according to Dana Twigg, Sayre Recreation director.
The Roberts Brothers Circus delighted audiences of all ages at performances held at Hickock Field in Canton.
Steven Slotter of Troy was honored with a dinner at the First United Methodist Church of Troy for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement award in scouting.
50 years ago - 1963
A Bow-Hunter Festival meeting was scheduled to be held in the school board room in Dushore.
Representatives of Pennsylvania Electric Company met with members of the press for a luncheon meeting at the Montrose Inn.
There was an attendance of about 1,000 people at the Achievement Night proceedings held at the Wysox Recreation Park to mark the conclusion of the 1963 Bradford County 4-H Roundup.
75 years ago - 1938
The annual horseshoe pitching tournament open to all farmers of Bradford County was held in connection with the Bradford County Fair.
There was an ice cream social at the Towanda M. E. Church.
Reports received by Albert R. Blanchard, farm bureau agent, showed that a modern "plague of locusts" swept across Tioga County in New York state, with the mid-August heat wave.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1883, the island volcano Krakatoa began cataclysmic eruptions, leading to a massive explosion the following day.
In 1913, the newly completed Keokuk Dam in Iowa was dedicated.
In 1936, the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, calling for most British troops to leave Egypt, was signed in Montreux, Switzerland. (It was abrogated by Egypt in 1951.)
In 1958, Alaskans went to the polls to overwhelmingly vote in favor of statehood.
In 1961, the original Hockey Hall of Fame was opened in Toronto.
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.
In 1971, New Jersey Gov. William T. Cahill announced that the New York Giants football team had agreed to leave Yankee Stadium for a new sports complex to be built in East Rutherford.
In 1972, the summer Olympics games opened in Munich, West Germany.
In 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani (al-BEE'-noh loo-CHYAH'-nee) of Venice was elected pope following the death of Paul VI. The new pontiff took the name Pope John Paul I. (However, he died just over a month later.)
Today's Birthdays: Former Washington Post Executive Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee is 92. Actress Francine York is 77. Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is 68. Country musician Jimmy Olander (Diamond Rio) is 52. Latin pop singer Thalia is 42. Actor Chris Pine is 33. Country singer Brian Kelley (Florida Georgia Line) is 28.