Glancing Backward, Sept. 10, 2013
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2013. There are 112 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 10, 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. (Afterward, Perry sent out the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours.")
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Warm weather was prevalent throughout the Valley and Lisa Cron and Amy Jo Conors took advantage of the opportunity to play some miniature golf.
Bradford County Treasurer Nancy Schrader was pleased with the success of what was believed to be the first-ever county judicial tax sale of properties on which delinquent taxes were past due.
Construction of the tower for the Bradford County Courthouse's new elevator and outside stair tower was nearing the top floor level.
50 years ago - 1963
The Junior Catholic Daughters of America, Court 644, Towanda, began the activites of the year with a tea in the Knights of Columbus rooms on Main Street.
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of the Ulster-Sheshequin area enjoyed a covered dish supper and card party at the hall of Valley Lodge No. 446 in Sheshequin.
The Luthers Mills-Burlington Brownie Troop No. 187 motored to Waverly Glen for a picnic.
75 years ago - 1938
The enrollment in the LeRaysville High School was 85 for the current term, the largest in the school's history.
At a joint drill rehearsal of the Troy High School band and the Drum Corps, a certificates of Merit were presented to those who graduated from the Drum Corps.
Final arrangements for the annual outing and clambake of Waverly Moose Lodge were completed.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1608, John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia.
In 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.
In 1912, the jungle character Tarzan made his debut as "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs was first published in The All-Story magazine.
In 1919, New York City welcomed home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who'd served in the U.S. First Division during World War I.
In 1993, "The X-Files" premiered on Fox Television.
Today's Birthdays: World Golf Hall of Famer Arnold Palmer is 84. Singer Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) is 71. Rock musician Joe Perry (Aerosmith) is 63. All-Star pitcher Randy Johnson is 50. Contemporary Christian singer Sara Groves is 41. Actor Ryan Phillippe (FIHL'-ih-pee) is 39. Singer Ashley Monroe (Pistol Annies) is 27.