Glancing Backward, July 30, 2013
Today is Tuesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2013. There are 154 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 30, 1863, American automaker Henry Ford was born in Dearborn Township, Mich.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Gov. Robert Casey signed a new law which made Sayre the only town in Bradford County to have mandatory separating and recycling of trash.
The Area Agency on Aging for the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga held their annual Advisory Council Induction Ceremony at the Montrose House in Montrose.
Martin J. Hudacs, an English teacher at the Towanda Area High School, attended a summer institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder, combining studies of the literary classics with the practice of writing
50 years ago - 1963
The Night-Hawkers Law Enforcement Radio Operators of Pennsylvania and New York state held their annual picnic at Fraley's Park in Waverly with 25 people in attendance.
Officers of Towanda Council Knights of Columbus met with state officers at Scranton University.
Marvin Montgomery of Charles Street brought to the Review office a fearsome-looking insect, of whose identity he did not know.
75 years ago - 1938
The annual 4-H club outing at Camp Brule, Elk Lakes, Sullivan County, closed with 105 boys, girls, leaders and extension representatives from six counties participating.
The annual convention of the Bradford County W.C.T.U. was held in the Church of Christ at Sayre with an unusually interesting program arranged.
Towanda W.C.T.U. met on the S.C.I community cemetery grounds with the annual picnic supper following.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1729, Baltimore, Md. was founded.
In 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Va., by exploding a gunpowder-filled mine under Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.
In 1918, poet Joyce Kilmer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of the Marne in World War I. (Kilmer is perhaps best remembered for his poem "Trees.")
In 1932, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.
In 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during World War II; only 316 out of some 1,200 men survived.
In 1953, the Small Business Administration was founded.
In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure making "In God We Trust" the national motto, replacing "E Pluribus Unum" ("Out of many, one").
In 1963, the Soviet Union announced it had granted political asylum to Harold "Kim" Philby, the "third man" of a British spy ring.
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Medicare bill, which went into effect the following year.
In 1975, former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit; although presumed dead, his remains have never been found.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush took personal responsibility for the first time for using discredited intelligence in his State of the Union address, but predicted he would be vindicated for going to war against Iraq. Iraq's U.S.-picked interim government named its first president: Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a Shiite (SHEE'-eyet) Muslim from a party banned by Saddam Hussein. Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis Presley, died in Memphis, Tenn., at age 80.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Edd (correct) "Kookie" Byrnes is 80. Singer Paul Anka is 72. Actor Frank Stallone is 63. Actress Lisa Kudrow is 50. Country musician Dwayne O'Brien is 49. Actress Christine Taylor is 42. Actor-comedian Dean Edwards is 40. Actress Hilary Swank is 39. Olympic gold medal beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor is 36. Actress Jaime Pressly is 36. Alt-country singer-musician Seth Avett (AY'-veht) is 33. Actress April Bowlby is 33. Actress Yvonne Strahovski (TV: "Chuck") is 31.