Glancing Backward, May 4, 2014
Today is Sunday, May 4, the 124th day of 2014. There are 241 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 4, 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female prime minister after the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1989
Crossroads, a cooperative educational opportunity for pregnant and parenting teen in Bradford County, hosted an open house to mark its recently opening in Monroeton.
Cherie Heath of Towanda, has been nominated for Outstanding Senior Award at Mansfield University.
The Monroeton Library Board of Trustees has expressed appreciation to Marion Goodstahl for serving as chairman of the annual Friends Campaign which was held during the month of April.
50 years ago - 1964
Southern Tier Legion No. 14 Loyal Order of Moose, fulfilled its obligation recently to the new Moosheart Fieldhouse at Mooseheart, Ill. with a check in the amount of $250.
The Troy Lions Club celebrated the 25th anniversary of its charter night recently with a banquet held in the dining room of the Troy High School.
Three Moose lodge members received Third Degree, Walter Walborn of Towanda with Jim Freidler of Sayre and Bud Courtright of Waverly.
75 years ago - 1939
The friends and neighbors of Mrs. Frank Jayne gave her a variety shower in the Grange hall in Meshoppen recently.
Girl Scouts will present a program of lullaby of different countries. The program is presented in cooperation with the Wyalusing Musical Society, which is sponsored Music Week activities.
Elsewhere on this date:
Five years ago: President Barack Obama promised to crack down on companies "that ship jobs overseas" and duck U.S. taxes with offshore havens. Jeff Kepner, of Augusta, Ga., underwent the nation's first double-hand transplant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mexican officials lowered a swine flu alert level in their capital. Cleveland's LeBron James was named the NBA's MVP. Actor, comedian and director Dom DeLuise, 75, died in Santa Monica, Calif.
One year ago: National Rifle Association leaders told members during a meeting in Houston that the fight against gun control legislation was far from over, and vowed that none in the organization would ever have to surrender their weapons. A limousine taking nine women to a bachelorette party erupted in flames on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge over San Francisco Bay, killing five of the passengers, including the bride-to-be. Orb powered to a 2 1/2-length victory on a sloppy track to win the Kentucky Derby.
Today's Birthdays: The former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is 86. Opera singer Roberta Peters is 84. Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson musical family, is 84. Jazz musician Ron Carter is 77. Rock musician Dick Dale is 77. Pop singer Peggy Santiglia Davison (The Angels) is 70. Actor Richard Jenkins is 67. Country singer Stella Parton is 65. Actor-turned-clergyman Hilly Hicks is 64. Irish musician Darryl Hunt (The Pogues) is 64. Singer Jackie Jackson (The Jacksons) is 63. Singer-actress Pia Zadora is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer Oleta Adams is 61. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sharon Jones is 58. Country singer Randy Travis is 55.
Actress Mary McDonough is 53. Comedian Ana Gasteyer is 47. Actor Will Arnett is 44. Rock musician Mike Dirnt (Green Day) is 42. Contemporary Christian singer Chris Tomlin is 42. TV personality and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons is 39. Rock musician Jose Castellanos is 37. Sports reporter Erin Andrews is 36. Singer Lance Bass ('N Sync) is 35. Actor Alexander Gould is 20. Actress Amara (uh-MAH'-ruh) Miller is 14.