Glancing Backward, July 14, 2014
Today is Monday, July 14, the 195th day of 2014. There are 170 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 14, 1789, in an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
A disaster drill was held recently at Alparon Park in Troy. The drill was attended by Troy Fire and Ambulance, South Creek Ambulance, Canton Ambulance, East Smithfield and Tri-Township Ambulance.
"Pig Out on Books," was the theme of a summer reading program being hosted at the Towanda Public Library with 27 youths attending.
Grand Paraders graduated seven couples recently in a candlelight ceremony held recently at the Troy Middle School.
50 years ago - 1964
A total of 116 pints of blood was taken by the Red Cross Bloodmobile at the First Presbyterian Church recently.
Barbara Ann Maly was guest of honor at an extensive gathering and program of events for members and guests of the Lodge and Chapter of the Waverly home of Loyal Order of Moose.
The Bradford County Extension Club hosted the county youth to a "Career Night" held at the Wysox Recreation Park recently.
75 years ago - 1939
Hunters will have a full month of gunning for most kinds of game this season.
Claude Mapes of Laquin caught a yellow bas 28 inches in length and weighing six pounds while visiting Paul McCracken at Echo Beach.
More than 100 Schuyler County, N.Y. farmers will tour successful farms in Bradford County.
Elsewhere on this date:
Five years ago: At her Senate confirmation hearing, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor pushed back vigorously against Republican charges that she would bring bias and a liberal agenda to the nation's highest bench. Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff arrived at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina to begin serving a 150-year sentence for his massive Ponzi scheme. The American League continued its dominance over the National League with a 4-3 win in the All-Star game at new Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
One year ago: Thousands of demonstrators across the country protested a Florida jury's decision the day before to clear George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl), in a TV interview, called for tougher European and global rules on data protection amid fallout from recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Harry Dean Stanton is 88. Actress Nancy Olson is 86. Actress Polly Bergen is 84. Former football player and actor Rosey Grier is 82. Actor Vincent Pastore is 68. Former music company executive Tommy Mottola (muh-TOH'-luh) is 65. Rock musician Chris Cross (Ultravox) is 62. Actor Jerry Houser is 62. Actor-director Eric Laneuville is 62. Actor Stan Shaw is 62. Movie producer Scott Rudin is 56. Singer-guitarist Kyle Gass is 54. Country musician Ray Herndon (McBride and the Ride) is 54. Actress Jane Lynch is 54. Actor Jackie Earle Haley is 53. Actor Matthew Fox is 48. Rock musician Ellen Reid (Crash Test Dummies) is 48. Rock singer-musician Tanya Donelly is 48. Actress Missy Gold is 44. Olympic gold medal snowboarder Ross Rebagliati is 43.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Tameka Cottle (Xscape) is 39. Country singer Jamey Johnson is 39. Hip-hop musician taboo (Black Eyed Peas) is 39. Actor Scott Porter is 35.
Thought for Today: "A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side." - Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet (1672-1719).