Glancing Backward, Feb. 1, 2014
Today is Saturday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2014. There are 333 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where they'd been refused service.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
In an effort to protect area youngsters, Sullivan County Sheriff Deborah Hoover fingerprinted and presented a program on "stranger awareness" to 77 kindergarten children recently.
"Bad Lee White," a Harrisburg based band that plays to audiences throughout Central PA, New England and New York has a former Canton man as one of its members. Bret Alexander, of Canton is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.
Mrs. Carl Manley was the guest of honor at a surprise birthday party held recently at the Williamston Inn with 30 guests attending.
50 years ago - 1964
The Fraternal Order of the Eagles held a smorgasbord in the Eagle Club dining room for the benefit of the Max Baer Heart Fund.
The new Towanda Borough building at the northwest corner of Main and Franklin Streets to be open for inspection by the public
Maple syrup producers of Bradford and three adjoining counties have formed the Endless Mountains Maple Producers Association and plan to give wide spread promotion to their product.
75 years ago - 1939
The annual banquet of the F.L. B. Class of the Methodist Church was held recently in the dining room with 52 members present.
Mrs. Arnold Green entertained several of her daughter's school mates and friends recently in honor of Evelyn's sixth birthday.
A musical entertainment and recital was recently given at the Lutheran Mills Church by Mrs. Eva Sluyter and Rev. Russell Scudder.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1922, in one of Hollywood's most enduring mysteries, movie director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles home; the killing has never been solved.
In 1942, the Voice of America broadcast its first program to Europe, relaying it through the facilities of the British Broadcasting Corp. in London.
In 1943, one of America's most highly decorated military units, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, made up almost exclusively of Japanese-Americans, was authorized.
In 1946, Norwegian statesman Trygve Lie (TRIHG'-vuh lee) was chosen to be the first secretary-general of the United Nations.
In 1968, during the Vietnam War, South Vietnam's police chief (Nguyen Ngoc Loan) executed a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head. Richard M. Nixon announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
In 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (hoh-MAY'-nee) received a tumultuous welcome in Tehran as he ended nearly 15 years of exile.
In 1994, Jeff Gillooly, Tonya Harding's ex-husband, pleaded guilty in Portland, Ore., to racketeering for his part in the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in exchange for a 24-month sentence (he ended up serving six) and a $100,000 fine.
In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members.
Ten years ago: A stampede during the annual Muslim pilgrimage in Mina, Saudi Arabia, killed at least 251 worshippers. Twin suicide bombers killed 109 people at two Kurdish party offices in Irbil (ur-BEEL'), Iraq. The New England Patriots won their second Super Bowl in three seasons with a 32-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers; during the halftime show, Janet Jackson's breast became exposed because of a "wardrobe malfunction" that prompted a $550,000 FCC fine against CBS. (The fine was later thrown out by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - twice.) Roger Federer beat Marat Safin 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-2 to win the Australian Open.
Five years ago: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 to win Super Bowl XLIII (43). Rafael Nadal held off Roger Federer to win the Australian Open, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2. Olympic great Michael Phelps acknowledged "bad judgment" after a photo in a British newspaper showed him inhaling from a marijuana pipe. Australian firefighter Dave Tree was photographed giving water to an injured koala found in burned brushland in Victoria state; the rescued female koala, dubbed "Sam," became an Internet sensation, but ended up being euthanized in Aug. 2009.
One year ago: A suicide bomber struck the American Embassy in Ankara, killing a Turkish security guard. Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigned as America's 67th secretary of state, capping a four-year tenure that saw her shatter records for the number of countries visited. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 14,009.79, above the 14,000 mark for the first time in more than five years. Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died at age 88.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Stuart Whitman is 86. Singer Don Everly is 77. Actor Garrett Morris is 77. Singer Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 77. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 75. Jazz musician Joe Sample is 75. TV personality-singer Joy Philbin is 73. Comedian Terry Jones is 72. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is 70. Opera singer Carol Neblett is 68. Rock musician Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 64. Blues singer-musician Sonny Landreth is 63. Actor-writer-producer Bill Mumy (MOO'-mee) is 60. Rock singer Exene Cervenka is 58. Actor Linus Roache is 50. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is 49. Country musician Dwayne Dupuy (Ricochet) is 49. Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 49. Lisa Marie Presley is 46. Comedian-actor Pauly Shore is 46. Actor Brian Krause is 45. Jazz musician Joshua Redman is 45. Rock musician Patrick Wilson (Weezer) is 45. Actor Michael C. Hall is 43. Rock musician Ron Welty is 43. Rapper Big Boi (Outkast) is 39. Roots rocker Jason Isbell is 35. Country singer Julie Roberts is 35. Actor Jarrett Lennon is 32. Rock singer-musician Andrew VanWyngarden is 31. TV personality Lauren Conrad is 28. Actress-singer Heather Morris (TV: "Glee") is 27. Rock singer Harry Styles (One Direction) is 20.