Glancing Backward July 27, 2013
Today is Saturday, July 27, the 208th day of 2013. There are 157 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 27, 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
To celebrate the receipt by the Towanda Main Street Manager Program of a $25,000 gift for riverbank improvements, a special ceremony was planned on the riverbank area in back of the courthouse.
Paul Schumacher, sacred concert and recording artist from Medford, N.J., appeared at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church.
Students in kindergarten through eight grades were invited to participate in science and gymnastics at the Barclay Friends School in North Towanda.
50 years ago - 1963
William F. Taylor, M.D., formerly of Rome, was awarded a one year Fellowship by the University of California in Los Angeles
George Ayers spoke at the Windham Center Church.
Appointment of two physicians to the medical staff at the Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic was announced by Dr. D.S. Motsay, chairman of the Board of Managers of Guthrie Clinic Ltd. and F A. Jimerson, president of the Hospital Board of Trustees.
75 years ago - 1938
Junior Maguire brought his popular well-known swing band from Wilkes-Barre to Dushore.
Through the courtesy of Lew Gerould and the Harrington Ice Cream Co., all of the employees of The Daily Review were treated to large portions of Harrington's new Imperial ice cream.
Nineteen members of the Sheshequin Book Club enjoyed a movie part at the Keystone Theater.
Elsewhere on this date:
Five years ago: A gunman went on a rampage at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, killing two people and wounding six others. (Jim D. Adkisson later pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.) Two bombs targeting civilians at a packed square in Istanbul, Turkey, killed 17 people.
One year ago: Britain opened its Olympic Games in a celebration of Old England and new, even cheekily featuring a stunt double for Queen Elizabeth II parachuting with James Bond into Olympic Stadium. The International AIDS Conference closed in Washington, D.C. Tony Martin, 98, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s, died in Los Angeles.
Today's Birthdays: TV producer Norman Lear is 91. Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 82. Sportscaster Irv Cross is 74. Actor John Pleshette is 71. Singer Bobbie Gentry is 69. Actress-director Betty Thomas is 65. Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming is 65. Singer Maureen McGovern is 64. Actress Janet Eilber is 62. Rock musician Tris Imboden (Chicago) is 62. Actress Roxanne Hart is 59. Country musician Duncan Cameron is 57. Comedian-actress-writer Carol Leifer is 57. Comedian Bill Engvall is 56. Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 51. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 46.
Rock singer Juliana Hatfield is 46. Actor Julian McMahon is 45. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 41. Rock musician Abe Cunningham is 40. Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn is 39. MLB player Alex Rodriguez is 38. Actor Seamus Dever is 37. Actor Jonathan Rhys (rees) Meyers is 36. Actor Blair Redford is 30. Singer Cheyenne Kimball is 23.
Thought for Today: "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock." - Will Rogers, American humorist (1879-1935).