Today is Thursday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2013. There are 40 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 21, 1973, President Richard Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt (buh-ZAHRDT'), revealed the existence of an 18-1/2-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1988

State Auditor General Don Bailey praised the board of directors of the Wyalusing Area School District for the successful management of its fiscal operation.

People from the Greater Canton area had an invitation to attend the meeting of the 125th anniversary celebration planning committee.

Trooper Joseph G. Perechinsky was presented with a 30-year service pin by Lt. Charles J. Draus, commander, Patrol Section, Troop "P" Wyoming.

50 years ago - 1963

A public hearing involving the operation of the Athens Police Benevolent Fund was held at the meeting of the Athens Borough Council.

An afternoon tea in honor of Miss Barbara Lonnqvist, A.F.S. student from Finland, and Miss Marie Baker, A.F.S. student returned from Finland, was held by the Wyalusing Valley Chapter of American Field Service.

Steve Earley gave an organ recital in the auditorium of the Canton High School.

75 years ago - 1938

Bradford County teams in the West Branch League all ended their conference schedules with victories.

A meeting for the purpose of planning a play was held at the I. O. O. F. hall in West Franklin.

Sullivan County farmers participated in the 1938 Agriculture Conservation Program.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1861, Judah Benjamin, who had been acting Confederate Secretary of War, was formally named to the post.

In 1920, the Irish Republican Army killed 12 British intelligence officers and two auxiliary policemen in the Dublin area; British forces responded by raiding a soccer match, killing 14 civilians.

In 1931, the Universal horror film "Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff as the monster and Colin Clive as his creator, was first released.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Joseph Campanella is 86. Actress Juliet Mills is 72. Actress-singer Lorna Luft is 61. Actress Nicollette Sheridan is 50. Football player-turned-talk show host Michael Strahan (STRAY'-han) is 42. Country singer Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY) is 39. Actor-singer Sam Palladio (TV: "Nashville") is 26.