Glancing Backward, Nov. 6, 2013
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2013. There are 55 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 6, 1888, Republican Benjamin Harrison won the presidential election, defeating Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland with an electoral vote count of 233-168, even though Cleveland led in the popular vote.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Trivia on the American presidents was what Northeast Bradford sophomore history students were collecting and imputing into a computer for later use.
Northeast Bradford School honored 102 students for academic excellence, in their 15th annual scholars' night.
Fans at the "Old Shoe Game" between Troy and Canton had to huddle together under umbrellas to escape the rain that fell.
50 years ago - 1963
Miss Mary Jane Burgess, nutrition specialist from Pennsylvania State University, conducted a meat-freezing demonstration in the social rooms of the Zion Lutheran Church in Dushore.
Lopez rural route patrons started receiving thrice weekly mail service.
Robert Jankowsky, a senior at St. Basil's High School, Dushore, and his science teacher, Sister M. Anna Clare of Dushore, left on an all-expenses-paid trip to Chicago to attend the 1963 National Youth Conference on the Atom.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1632, King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was killed in battle.
In 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.
In 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term of office.
In 1893, composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.
In 1928, in a first, the results of Republican Herbert Hoover's election victory over Democrat Alfred E. Smith were flashed onto an electric wraparound sign on the New York Times building.
In 1934, Nebraska voters approved dissolving their two-chamber legislature in favor of a nonpartisan, single (or "unicameral") legislative body, which was implemented in 1937.
In 1944, British official Lord Moyne was assassinated in Cairo, Egypt, by members of the Zionist Stern gang.
In 1947, "Meet the Press" made its debut on NBC; the first guest was James A. Farley, former postmaster general and former Democratic National Committee Chair; the host was the show's co-creator, Martha Rountree.
In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower won re-election, defeating Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson.
In 1977, 39 people were killed when the Kelly Barnes Dam burst, sending a wall of water through Toccoa Falls College in Georgia.
In 1990, about one-fifth of the Universal Studios backlot in southern California was destroyed in an arson fire.
Today's Birthdays: Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 81. Singer Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five) is 76. Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval is 64. Rock musician Paul Brindley (The Sundays) is 50. Actress Thandie Newton is 41. Actress Nicole Dubuc is 35. Actress Emma Stone is 25.