Glancing Backward, June 28, 2013
Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2013. There are 186 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On June 28, 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Maj. Gen. George G. Meade the new commander of the Army of the Potomac, following the resignation of Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
A Bradford County jury yesterday found Wyalusing sewer system contractor Harold Tripp Inc. negligent in a 1986 accident injuring Wayne Dieffenbach, a former Wyalusing Borough employee, and awarded Dieffenbach and his wife Wanda a total of $1.15 million in damages returned in this civil lawsuit verdict.
The dry weather experienced of late hasn't been good news to area farmers, but it has been beneficial to construction crews working on the Bradford County Courthouse renovation project.
Sayre Borough Council will begin advertising for a dog control after giving final approval for the position at a special meeting last night. The position was created to help enforce a leash law ordinance on the books since 1971 and curb the threat of a possible lawsuit resulting from a resident injury caused by a stray dog. Councilman Sid Freedman said that since May 1 of this year, only one stray animal has been picked up.
50 years ago - 1963
A daughter born at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tobin of Towanda RD 4 was the 10,000th patient admitted to Memorial Hospital here. The baby, Melissa Claire weighed five pounds, seven ounces.
Monroeton defeated Eddie's Tavern 12-3 in Tuesday's Monroeton Softball League game. Goodstal led Monroe's hitting with four safeties. Dud Smith, Don Smith and G. Garsons each got two hits from the losers, one of Dud Smith's being a homer.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shaffer of North Towanda and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fowler of New Albany spent last weekend at New London, Conn. Where they witnessed the launching of the polaris submarine Tecumseh.
75 years ago - 1938
Veteran painter Roy White reported spotting this sight while working on the home of Mrs. E.I. Smith at the intersection of York Avenue and Oak Street -- a 45-foot long Navy sub-chaser being trucked down Main Street en route from Detroit to New York.
At a special meeting last evening, the school board for the Borough of Monroeton closed it high school for the 1938-39 term. A representative of the board informed The Daily Review last evening during the past term only five Monroeton Borough young people attended high school last term.
Pvt. Harold Davidson of Fort Monroe, Va., spent Sunday at his home here, retiring yesterday to duty at the Gettysburg Anniversary. Returning to duty with him were Mr. and Mrs. Elliot P. Jones and two children, and Mrs. Frank Jenkins.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1778, the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth took place in New Jersey; it was from this battle that the legend of "Molly Pitcher" arose.
In 1836, the fourth president of the United States, James Madison, died in Montpelier, Va.
In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in Sarajevo (sah-ruh-YAY'-voh) by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip - the event which sparked World War I.
In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY') was signed in France, ending the First World War. In Independence, Mo., future president Harry S. Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace.
In 1922, the Irish Civil War began between rival nationalists over the Anglo-Irish Treaty establishing the Irish Free State. (The conflict lasted nearly a year, resulting in defeat for anti-treaty forces.)
In 1939, Pan American Airways began regular trans-Atlantic air service with a flight that departed New York for Marseilles, France.
Today's Birthdays: Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 87. Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., is 79. Actress Kathy Bates is 65. Record company chief executive Tony Mercedes is 51.Actor Alessandro Nivola (nih-VOH'-luh) is 41. Country singer Big Vinny Hickerson (Trailer Choir) is 30. Country singer Kellie Pickler is 27.