Glancing Backward, Nov. 22, 2013
Today is Friday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2013. There are 39 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, in the same open car as the president, was seriously wounded. A suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Daniel Krazitz of Dushore proudly displayed a 170-pound female bear he shot in Overton Township yesterday.
Fourth and fifth graders at Epiphany School in Sayre learned about Thanksgiving yesterday by doing some of the things that our pilgrim ancestors did in their daily lives. Among those who participated include Jeff Ackley, Lori Allen, Erin Canale, Mary Ann Berrettini, Michael Paul, Robert Ault and teacher Cheryl Ciotti.
Saturday night, Elsie Springer was installed as the first female Bradford-Sullivan Pomona Grange master. Her husband, Andrew and their children were among those witnessing the new chapter in the Grange's long history.
50 years ago - 1963
Harry Arnold, Athens Borough councilman, was elected president Wednesday night of the Bradford County Boroughs Association at the organizational meeting of the group.
Percy S. King is retiring from active business at the age of 87. During the past week, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hoover purchased the P.S. King hardware store at 9 Canton Street here. The establishment will be known as Hoover's hardware and gift store.
The story of watching the mighty German Fleet surrender in World War I was told Wednesday night at the rendezvous of La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Cheveus, Bradford Sullivan Counties Voiture Locale No. 549 at Chateau Troy, American Legion. William F. Poole of 148 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, was celebrating his 66th birthday and he remember back 45 years ago to the date.
75 years ago -- 1938
The first meeting of the Presbyterian Men's Brotherhood since the summer will be held this Tuesday evening. Dinner will be served at 6:30 o'clock in the Patterson Memorial Hall, followed by a business session and entertainment. The main feature of the evening's performance will be by Harry Williams, sleight of hand artist.
Merle Allyn has been elected master of the Warren Center grange for the coming year.
Fancy fresh killed young Northwestern turkeys are on sale at American Stores Company in Towanda for 29 cents a pound. Fresh killed stewing chickens are on sale for 21 cents a pound, and Long Island ducklings are being sold for 19 cents a pound.
Elsewhere on this date:
ITen years ago: The Medicare prescription drug bill narrowly passed the House, 220-215, following a dusk-to-dawn debate. Thousands of mourners gathered in downtown Dallas along the street where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 40 years earlier. College student Dru Sjodin (droo shoh-DEEN') disappeared while leaving her job at a Grand Forks, N.D., mall. (Sjodin's body was found in April 2004; a suspect, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., was later convicted of kidnapping and murdering her and was sentenced to death.)
Five years ago: In the weekly Democratic radio address, President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan he said would provide 2.5 million jobs, although his spokesman later clarified that the plan would "save and create" that many jobs. President George W. Bush snared fresh international support on the economy and North Korea at a Pacific Rim economic summit in Peru. A revised Nebraska safe-haven law took effect with a 30-day age limit, ending abandonments of older children. Rapper MC Breed died in Ypsilanti (ihp-sih-LAN'-tee), Mich., at age 37, reportedly of kidney failure.
One year ago: The traditional "Black Friday" sales began even earlier than before, on Thanksgiving evening, as stores including Target and Toys R Us opened their doors in hopes that Americans would be willing to shop right after their Thanksgiving meal. Some of the people displaced by Superstorm Sandy had front-row seats to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, while others enjoyed free holiday meals. In a series of constitutional amendments, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi granted himself sweeping new powers and placed himself above judicial oversight.
Today's Birthdays: Movie director Arthur Hiller is 90. Actor Robert Vaughn is 81. Actor Michael Callan is 78. Actor Allen Garfield is 74. Animator and movie director Terry Gilliam is 73. Actor Tom Conti is 72. Singer Jesse Colin Young is 72. Astronaut Guion Bluford is 71. International Tennis Hall of Famer Billie Jean King is 70. Rock musician-actor Steve Van Zandt (a.k.a. Little Steven) is 63. Rock musician Tina Weymouth (The Heads; Talking Heads; The Tom Tom Club) is 63. Retired MLB All-Star Greg Luzinski is 63. Rock musician Lawrence Gowan is 57. Actor Richard Kind is 57. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 55. Alt-country singer Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) is 55. Actress Mariel Hemingway is 52. Actor Winsor Harmon is 50. Actor-turned-producer Brian Robbins is 50. Actor Stephen Geoffreys is 49. Rock musician Charlie Colin is 47. Actor Nicholas Rowe is 47. Actor Mark Ruffalo is 46. International Tennis Hall of Famer Boris Becker is 46. Country musician Chris Fryar (Zac Brown Band) is 43. Actor Josh Cooke is 34. Actor-singer Tyler Hilton is 30. Actress Scarlett Johansson is 29. Actor Jamie Campbell Bower is 25. Singer Candice Glover is 24. Actor Alden Ehrenreich is 24.
Thought for Today: "Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so." - Charles de Gaulle (born this date in 1890, died 1970).