Glancing Backward, June 12, 2013
Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2013. There are 202 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 12, 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, was shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Miss. (In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murdering Evers and sentenced to life in prison; he died in 2001.)
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Terri Packard, 17-year-old daughter of Richard and Marilyn Packard of East Troy, was crowned 1988 Bradford County Dairy Princess at a pageant held last evening at the Canton High School Auditorium.
Kathy Myron, assistant Sunday editor for The Daily Review and John DiMaria, Sunday editor for The Daily Review, and Sue Corie, general news editor for The Daily Review were recognized recently by the Pennsylvania Newspapers Publishers Association for their contributions for their contributions to The Sunday Review Lifestyle section. The section - for Nov. 22, 1987 - won second place in the PNPA's Annual Keystone Press Awards.
Denise Meyer, Miss Bradford County, was chosen Miss Pennsylvania 1988 from among 22 contestants Saturday night.
50 years ago - 1963
Joab K. Mahood of Troy was reappointed to the Pennsylvania Milk Commission by Gov. William W. Scranton.
Douglas Haven and James Talada, both of Sayre, received a framed certificate of recognition and a free scholarship to an aquatic school at the age of 18 for rescuing a Sayre girl from Island Lake last winter.
The Endless Mountains Sky Divers took the big trophy at the sky divers' meet at Towanda Airport on Sunday. Chet Royal accepted the trophy for the "scramble" team.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1920, the Republican national convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Warren G. Harding for president on the tenth ballot; Calvin Coolidge was nominated for vice president.
In 1956, the Flag of the United States Army was officially adopted under an executive order signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In 1967, the Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.
In 1982, a crowd estimated at up to 1 million people gathered in New York's Central Park to demand a superpower freeze on nuclear weapons.
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."
In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home. (O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but was eventually held liable in a civil action.)
Today's Birthdays: Banker/philanthropist David Rockefeller is 98. Former President George H.W. Bush is 89. Jazz musician Chick Corea is 72. Rock singer-musician John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson) is 64. Actor Timothy Busfield is 56. Actress Paula Marshall is 49. Actor Jason Mewes is 39. Country singer Chris Young is 28.