Glancing Backward, Oct. 27, 2013
Today is Sunday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2013. There are 65 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On October 27th, 1858, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was born in New York City.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
An estimated 320 visitors attended the haunted house at the Keystone Theater.
An open house was held at the Friend Laboratory.
The third Waverly police car, an unmarked vehicle, was back on the road after the Waverly Village Board of Trustees voted in against keeping the car in operation.
75 years ago - 1938
Wyalusing held a big Halloween celebration with more prizes than ever distributed.
The second night of Ss. Peter and Paul's annual Autumn Festival was well attended.
The L. A. S. of Sheshequin held their annual masquerade dance.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published under the pseudonym "Publius" (the essays were a collaborative effort by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay).
In 1795, the United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo (also known as Pinckney's Treaty), which provided for free navigation of the Mississippi River.
In 1880, Theodore Roosevelt married his first wife, Alice Lee.
In 1886 (New Style date), the musical fantasy "A Night on Bald Mountain," written by Modest Mussorgsky (MOH'-dest muh-SAWRG'-skee) and revised after his death by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, was performed in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In 1904, the first rapid transit subway, the IRT, was inaugurated in New York City.
In 1922, the first annual celebration of Navy Day took place.
In 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon."
In 1947, "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio. (It later became a television show on NBC.)
In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down while flying over Cuba, killing the pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr.
In 1971, the Democratic Republic of Congo was renamed the Republic of Zaire (but it went back to its previous name in 1997).
In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (men-AH'-kem BAY'-gihn) were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.
In 2001, in Washington, the search for deadly anthrax widened to thousands of businesses and 30 mail distribution centers.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Nanette Fabray is 93. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 71. Actor Peter Firth is 60. Singer Simon Le Bon is 55. Actor Sean Holland is 45. Violinist Vanessa-Mae is 35. Actress Christine Evangelista is 27.