Glancing Backward, July 28, 2013
Today is Sunday, July 28, the 209th day of 2013. There are 156 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 28, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the end of coffee rationing, which had limited people to one pound of coffee every five weeks since it began in November 1942.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The Tioga Point Museum in Athens held its Stephen Foster Festival on the back lawn of the Spalding Museum/Library building on South Main Street in Athens.
Wool Day at the Troy Fair was held and among the exhibits that were enjoyed by many were a llama in the petting zoo.
The 62nd annual pet show in memory of the late Rev. L.W. Lunn, sponsored by the Waverly Recreation Commission, was held at the East Waverly Playground.
50 years ago - 1963
The Alparon Park Association and the Joint Operating Committee of the Troy School Board and the Municipal Authority of Troy Borough met to consider the lease between Troy Community Joint Schools and the Alparon Park Association for used of the park for school activities.
The Ralph Bartlett Accordion Band was scheduled to present a concert at the county infirmary in Burlington.
Raymond Moore of Towanda unearthed a picture taken in 1911 and was labeled "First Patrol of Boy Scouts."
75 years ago - 1938
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 in New Albany.
A 14-passenger Ford tri-motored airplane arrived shortly before non at the local airport for a stay of several days, during which it was to be on exhibition and be used for sight-seeing trips.
The Bradford County Council of Republican Women united with the Tioga County Council of Republican Women in the annual picnic of that organization at Smythe Park in Mansfield.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1540, King Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed, the same day Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
In 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, a leading figure of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.
In 1914, World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
In 1973, the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen took place in upstate New York.
In 1976, an earthquake devastated northern China, killing at least 242,000 people, according to an official estimate.
In 1990, political newcomer and upset winner Alberto Fujimori was sworn in for his first term as president of Peru.
Today's Birthdays: Movie director Andrew V. McLaglen is 93. Actor Darryl Hickman is 82. Former Senator and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Bradley is 70. Rock musician Simon Kirke (Bad Company) is 64. Alt-country-rock musician Marc Perlman is 52. Actress Elizabeth Berkley is 41. Country singer Carly Goodwin is 32. Rapper Soulja Boy is 23.