Glancing Backward, May 10, 2014
Today is Saturday, May 10, the 130th day of 2014. There are 235 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 10, 1994, Nelson Mandela took the oath of office in Pretoria to become South Africa's first black president.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
A parade against drugs spearheaded by the Wysox Elementary School took place recently in Towanda, with students from all three elementary schools in the Towanda Area School District taking part.
Gary Goeckel, outgoing president of the Towanda Area Chamber of Commerce, turned over the duties of this office to the incoming president, James Township.
Towanda Area Jaycee Individuals Vice President Frank Schwab presented the Outstanding Jaycee Award to Sue BenKinney Scwab The award was given at the organization's annual installation and awards dinner.
75 years ago - 1939
Observing National Hospital Day and celebration the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, founder of Nursing, the Robert Packer hospital will place a program on the air over WESG.
The Girl Scout Leader's Association met recently at the home of Alice Johnson to elect their leaders.
P.P. Bliss Federation of Men's Bible Classes met recently in Wyalusing with the largest attendance yet.
Elsewhere on this date:
One year ago: The Internal Revenue Service apologized for what it acknowledged was "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. U.S government scientists said worldwide levels of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas blamed for global warming, had hit a milestone, reaching an amount never before encountered by humans.
Today's Birthdays: Author Bel Kaufman ("Up the Down Staircase") is 103. Author Barbara Taylor Bradford is 81. Rhythm-and-blues singer Henry Fambrough (The Spinners) is 76. Actor David Clennon is 71. Writer-producer-director Jim Abrahams is 70. Singer Donovan is 68. Singer-songwriter Graham Gouldman (10cc) is 68. Singer Dave Mason is 68. Actor Mike Hagerty is 60. Actor Bruce Penhall is 57. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., is 56. Actress Victoria Rowell is 55. Rock singer Bono (BAH'-noh) (U2) is 54. Rock musician Danny Carey (Tool) is 53. Actor Darryl M. Bell is 51. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is 51. Model Linda Evangelista is 49.
Rapper Young MC is 47. Actor Erik Palladino is 46. Rock singer Richard Patrick (Filter) is 46. Actor Lenny Venito is 45. Actor Dallas Roberts is 44. Actor-singer Todd Lowe is 42. Country musician David Wallace (Cole Deggs and the Lonesome) is 42. Actress Andrea Anders is 39. Race car driver Helio Castroneves (EHL'-ee-oh kas-troh-NEH'-ves) is 39. Rock musician Jesse Vest is 37. Actor Kenan Thompson is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jason Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 34. Rock musician Joey Zehr (The Click Five) is 31. Singer Ashley Poole (Dream) is 29. Actress Odette Annable is 29. Actress Lauren Potter is 24. Olympic gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin is 19.