Glancing Backward, June 22, 2014
Today is Sunday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2014. There are 192 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the "GI Bill of Rights."
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
About 20 exhibitors have signed up to display and offer goods for sale during the upcoming Ox Roast to be held on the Wysox Firemen's grounds.
The Ulster Grange hosted a picnic to honor Ron Ammerman, a member of the grange for over 65 years.
The annual reunion of the Orwell High School and friends was held at the North Orwell Hall with 75 percent of them attending the event, 47 of whom were alumni.
50 years ago - 1964
Master Masons from this community and the surrounding area received the Scottish Rite degree in the Valley of Williamsport recently.
Beech Flats Grange paid tribute to Arthur Fitzwater, who has been a member for 50 years.
75 years ago - 1939
Miss Helen Carter entertained the senior class of Laceyville High School recently with a hot dog roast in her home.
The services of the Susquehanna Valley Camp meeting association have been well attended the past week and the interest has been at a high point.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1870, the United States Department of Justice was created.
Ten years ago: Mexican newspaper editor Francisco Ortiz Franco was shot to death by masked gunmen in Tijuana.
Five years ago: Nine people were killed when a Washington, D.C., commuter train crashed into the rear of another during afternoon rush hour.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Meryl Streep is 65. Author Dan Brown is 50.
Thought for Today: "Study men, not historians." - President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).