Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2013. There are 91 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Oct. 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market.

Glancing Backward Locally:

25 years ago - 1988

1988 Troy Homecoming Queen Desiree Spencer accepted her royal crown from last year's winner, B.J. Tillinghast during halftime of the Troy-Sayre game.

Nancy Murphy, president of the board of directors at the Stray Haven Humane Society in Waverly resigned.

Employees at Masonite Corporation's plant in East Towanda were notified that United States Gypsum (USG) entered into an agreement for IPC to purchase Masonite Corporation for $400 million in cash.

50 years ago - 1963

General Sullivan Council Boy Scouts of America was the recipient of a $1,000 contribution from the Ingersoll-Rand Company.

Mrs. William W. Kennedy, a member of the Mansfield Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Omicron Phi, professional honorary home economics fraternity, was elected conclave manager at the national convention held in Springfield, Ill.

The New Albany PTA met at the school with the program theme for the October meeting being Child Welfare.

75 years ago - 1938

Through Mrs. John Lynch of Athens came word that the Susquehanna Valley Council of Girl Scouts started preparing to give a training course for captains and lieutenants of Girl Scout troops.

Members of the Bradford County Council of Republican Women planned a great time at their annual fall meeting.

Canton held its first fashion show at the high school auditorium.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1861, during the Civil War, the Confederate navy captured the Union steamer Fanny in North Carolina's Pamlico Sound.

In 1910, the offices of the Los Angeles Times were destroyed by a bomb explosion and fire; 21 Times employees were killed.

In 1932, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees made his supposed called shot, hitting a home run against Chicago's Charlie Root in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series, won by the New York Yankees 7-5 at Wrigley Field.

In 1936, Gen. Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of an insurgent Spanish state.

In 1940, the first section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, 160 miles in length, was opened to the public.

In 1964, the Free Speech Movement was launched at the University of California at Berkeley.

In 1972, the book "The Joy of Sex" by Alex Comfort was first published by Mitchell Beazley of London.

In 1982, Sony began selling the first commercial compact disc player, the CDP-101, in Japan.

In 1987, eight people were killed when an earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 struck the Los Angeles area.

Today's Birthdays: Former President Jimmy Carter is 89. Actress-singer Julie Andrews is 78. Actress Yvette Freeman is 63. MLB All-Star Mark McGwire is 50. Actor Zach Galifianakis (ga-lih-fih-NA'-kihs) is 44. Actress Sarah Drew is 33. Actress Brie Larson is 24.