Glancing Backward, Oct. 28, 2013
Today is Monday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2013. There are 64 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The winner's of the Towanda window-painting competition were revealed.
About 72 women attended the annual Fall Homemaker's Day held at the Wysox Fire Hall.
Boy Scouts, youth groups, Girl Scouts, businesses and community and church organizations were among those entering in the Towanda Halloween parade.
50 years ago - 1963
The Haromizers, a member unit of the Juvenile Division of the National Federation of Music Clubs, had their initial meeting.
Trooper Donald Burke retired from the Pennsylvania State Police.
The harvest collection for canned goods for the Towanda Memorial Hospital took place.
75 years ago - 1938
The regular meeting of the Towanda Musical Society was held at the home of Mrs. Myra McClen.
John Walborn fractured his right clavicle while practicing with the Athens High School football team.
The Bradford Chapter D.A.R. observed its 29th birthday.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1636, the General Court of Massachusetts passed a legislative act establishing Harvard College.
In 1776, the Battle of White Plains was fought during the Revolutionary War, resulting in a limited British victory.
In 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy opened his first New York store at Sixth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan.
In 1919, Congress enacted the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.
In 1940, Italy invaded Greece during World War II.
In 1958, the Roman Catholic patriarch of Venice, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was elected pope; he took the name John XXIII.
In 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter and Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan faced off in a nationally broadcast, 90-minute debate in Cleveland.
In 1991, what became known as "The Perfect Storm" began forming hundreds of miles east of Nova Scotia; lost at sea during the storm were the six crew members of the Andrea Gail, a sword-fishing boat from Gloucester, Mass.
In 2001, the families of people killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack gathered in New York for a memorial service filled with prayer and song.
In 2002, American diplomat Laurence Foley was assassinated in front of his house in Amman, Jordan, in the first such attack on a U.S. diplomat in decades.
Ten years ago: Firefighters beat back flames on Los Angeles' doorstep, saving hundreds of homes in the city's San Fernando Valley from California's deadliest wildfires in more than a decade. The Senate confirmed Utah Governor Mike Leavitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. A Soyuz space capsule carrying an American, a Russian and a Spaniard from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan. The seven astronauts who died in the Columbia shuttle disaster were honored with the unveiling of their names carved into the national Space Mirror Memorial.
Today's Birthdays: Jazz singer Cleo Laine is 86. Singer Curtis Lee is 72. Olympic track and field gold medalist Bruce Jenner is 64. Actor Mark Derwin is 53. Country singer Brad Paisley is 41. Rock musician Dave Tirio (Plain White T's) is 34. Singer/rapper Frank Ocean is 26. Actor Nolan Gould (TV: "Modern Family") is 15.