Glancing Backward, July 23, 2013
Today is Tuesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2013. There are 161 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 23, 1983, an Air Canada Boeing 767 ran out of fuel while flying from Montreal to Edmonton; the pilots were able to glide the jetliner to a safe emergency landing in Gimli, Manitoba. The near-disaster occurred because the fuel had been erroneously measured in pounds instead of kilograms at a time when Canada was converting to the metric system.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Six-year-old Heather Jarvis of Sayre was selected as Little Miss Sayre in the annual contest held at Howard Elmer Park.
George Anderson, son of Mrs. Sharon Anderson of Milan, was named a recipient of the Touche, Ross & Company Merit Scholarship. He also received the Raymond P. Hylan Memorial Scholarship.
A special birthday was honored at the monthly birthday party celebration hosted at the Bradford County Manor, Della Crandall received recognition on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
50 years ago - 1963
Mrs. Alma R. Pauling, extension home economist, appeared on WNBF-TV with a guest Mrs. Gladys Freeman of Windfall
Fire destroyed the large barn on the farm owned by Mrs. Thursa Hastings, located near the covered bridge at Luther Hills.
Six Fresh Air Children arrived in Waverly on the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad.
75 years ago - 1938
At a committee meeting of women interested in the Rural Women's Camp for Bradford and Sullivan counties, was held at the home of Mrs. Leon Wilcox of New Albany.
"Having a Wonderful Time," a 3-bell picture featuring Ginger Rogers, came to the Keystone Theater.
East Smithfield's Junior Improvements League met at the home of Mrs. E.E. Coeyman.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1888, author Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago.
In 1997, the search for Andrew Cunanan, the suspected killer of designer Gianni Versace (JAH'-nee vur-SAH'-chee) and others, ended as police found his body on a houseboat in Miami Beach, an apparent suicide.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Gloria DeHaven is 88. Country singer Tony Joe White is 70. Rock singer Actress-writer Lydia Cornell is 60. Rock musician Yuval Gabay is 50. Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Michelle Williams is 33. Country musician Neil Perry is 23.