Glancing Backward, Oct. 13, 2013
Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2013. There are 79 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 13, 1962, Edward Albee's searing four-character drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opened on Broadway with Arthur Hill as George, Uta Hagen as Martha, George Grizzard as Nick and Melinda Dillon (whose 23rd birthday it was) as Honey.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The annual Cavalcade of Bands, an exhibition program to demonstrate area bands and their music, was held at the Sayre High School's Lockhart Street Bowl.
To commemorate "A Day in the Life of Youth Service," members of the Pennsylvania Conservation Cops (PCC) participated in tree-planting at Mount Pisgah.
A motion to close the only road to Mount Pisgah County Park to all traffic during the park's "off-season" was rejected by a 2-1 vote at a Bradford County Commissioner's meeting.
75 years ago - 1938
Local Council of Knights of Columbus in cooperation with all other councils throughout the United States and Canada observed Columbus Day.
The first of a series of entertainments held through the winter for members of the Towanda Aerie of Eagles took place at the club rooms on Poplar Street.
The last Postal Bulletin contained a statement by Ambrose O'Connell, second assistant postmaster general, regarding performance of rural delivery service when roads are covered with snow.
Elsewhere on this date:
In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at the behest of his wife, Agrippina (ag-rih-PEE'-nuh).
In 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrests of Knights Templar on charges of heresy.
In 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
In 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia.
In 1843, the Jewish organization B'nai B'rith (buh-NAY' brith) was founded in New York City.
In 1845, Texas voters ratified a state constitution.
In 1932, President Herbert Hoover and Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes laid the cornerstone for the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington.
In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon held the third televised debate of their presidential campaign (Nixon was in Los Angeles, Kennedy in New York).
In 1972, a Uruguayan chartered flight carrying 45 people crashed in the Andes; 16 survivors who resorted to feeding off the remains of some of the dead in order to stay alive were rescued more than two months later.
Today's Birthdays: Playwright Frank D. Gilroy is 88. Actress Pamela Tiffin is 71. Model Beverly Johnson is 61. Actress Kelly Preston is 51. Rock musician Jan Van Sichem Jr. (K's Choice) is 41. NBA All-Star Paul Pierce is 36.