Glancing Backward, Sept. 22, 2013
Today is Sunday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2013. There are 100 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 22, 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Dale Belcher of Sayre's collection of memorablia from the Valley area and Lehigh Valley Railroad was displayed at the 14th annual Antique Show and Sale at the Ingersoll Rand Clubhouse.
A Labor Day theme was used in conduct of worship at the meeting of the Standing Stone United Methodist Women.
Sheshequin Grange #1363 elected new officers.
75 years ago - 1938
F. Earl Brion of Liberty, Pa., dog law investigator for his territory, warned that a drive was soon to be started in Bradford and adjacent counties in an effort to bring about increased purchases of dog licenses.
The Canton Rotary Club met at the Packard Hotel with 24 Rotarians and two guests present.
Miss Harriet Macfarlane was elected president of the Towanda Visiting Nurse Association at the annual meeting held by the organization.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1792, the French Republic was proclaimed.
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.
In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous "long-count" fight in Chicago.
In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.
In 1950, Omar N. Bradley was promoted to the rank of five-star general, joining an elite group that included Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall and Henry H. "Hap" Arnold.
In 1961, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued rules prohibiting racial discrimination on interstate buses.
In 1964, the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances.
In 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed. (Moore served 32 years in prison before being paroled on Dec. 31, 2007.)
In 1980, the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war.
In 1985, rock and country music artists participated in "FarmAid," a concert staged in Champaign, Ill., to help the nation's farmers.
Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda is 86. NBA Commissioner David Stern is 71. Rock singer David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) is 62. Singer-musician Joan Jett is 55. Rhythm-and-blues singer Big Rube (Society of Soul) is 42. Actress Ashley Drane (Eckstein) is 32. Actor Tom Felton is 26. Actress Juliette Goglia is 18.