Glancing Backward, July 20, 2014
Today is Sunday, July 20, the 201st day of 2014. There are 164 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On July 20, 1944, an attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb failed as the explosion only wounded the Nazi leader. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a fourth term of office at the Democratic convention in Chicago.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
44 people from Bradford and Sullivan Counties participated in a recent Special Needs Adaptive Program (SNAP) Olympics held in Wysox recently.
About 40 kids attended a clinic recently at Mt. Pisgah which in addition to providing fund and games, taught them information on Asthma.
Jenny Douglas, daughter of Mrs. Alan Douglas of Ulster, won third place in the 12 and under category in the Ragtime Piano competition at the Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival at Penn State.
50 years ago - 1964
A regional workshop for Lions Club presidents and secretaries was conducted recently in the Troy High School building by Harry Crumbing of Troy and John Winters of Wellsboro.
At least 10 fire companies are expect to compete in the firemen's contest to be held at the Monroeton Old Home Day celebration.
75 years ago - 1939
Bishop Charles W. Flint will be the speaker at the Centennial celebration of the Monroeton Methodist Church.
A successful Old Home Day, their first, was held by the people of Terrytown and was attended by a large crowd.
Mrs. Lola Spalding, retired district deputy grand matron, O.E. S. was guest of honor at a luncheon recently.
Today's Birthdays: Actress-singer Sally Ann Howes is 84. Author Cormac McCarthy is 81. Rockabilly singer Sleepy LaBeef is 79. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., is 78. Actress Diana Rigg is 76. Artist Judy Chicago is 75. Rock musician John Lodge (The Moody Blues) is 71. Country singer T.G. Sheppard is 70. Singer Kim Carnes is 69. Rock musician Carlos Santana is 67. Rock musician Paul Cook (The Sex Pistols, Man Raze) is 58. Actress Donna Dixon is 57. Rock musician Mick McNeil (Simple Minds) is 56. Country singer Radney Foster is 55. Actor Frank Whaley is 51. Rock singer Chris Cornell is 50. Rock musician Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) is 48. Actor Reed Diamond is 47.
Actor Josh Holloway is 45. Singer Vitamin C is 45. Actor Omar Epps is 41. Actor Simon Rex is 40. Actress Judy Greer is 39. Actor Charlie Korsmo is 36. Singer Elliott Yamin (yah-MEEN') (American Idol) is 36. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is 34. Rock musician Mike Kennerty (The All-American Rejects) is 34. Actor Percy Daggs III is 32. Actor John Francis Daley is 29. Country singer Hannah Blaylock (Edens Edge) is 28. Country singer-ballroom dancer Julianne Hough is 26. Actress Billi Bruno is 18.
Thought for Today: "Courage without conscience is a wild beast." - Robert G. Ingersoll, American lawyer and politician (1833-1899).