Glancing Backward, Sept. 28, 2013
Today is Saturday, Sept. 28, the 271th day of 2013. There are 94 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 28, 1787, the Congress of the Confederation voted to send the just-completed Constitution of the United States to state legislatures for their approval.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
PennDOT spokespersons reported people were not paying attention to the "Local Traffic Only" signs and had to turn around at the Wysox Narrows.
The Waverly Board of Trustees agreed to adopt "Robert's Rules of Order," a book with guidelines used to hold meetings, for conducting future board sessions.
Athens Area School Board members voted unanimously to accept a plan to guide the removal of asbestos from schools within the district.
50 years ago - 1963
The annual observance of Rally Day was held at the First Methodist Church in Towanda.
A Millerton area woman was bitten on the back by a wild raccoon.
The Towanda Valley Young Farmers met in the Ag room of the high school.
75 years ago - 1938
A series of illustrated lectures on the eradication of the rust-spreading barberry was held throughout Bradford County.
The Wyalusing Well Baby Clinic was held in the high school auditorium.
At the quarterly conference of the North Towanda M. E. charge held at Luthers Mills, the pastor, Rev. Russell. S. Scudder, was given a unanimous invitation to return for another year.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England to claim the English throne.
In 1542, Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived at present-day San Diego.
In 1781, American forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a French fleet, began their successful siege of Yorktown, Va.
In 1850, flogging was abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy.
In 1924, two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle, having completed the first round-the-world flight in 175 days.
In 1989, deposed Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii at age 72.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Brigitte Bardot is 79. Movie writer-director-actor John Sayles is 63. Actor Steve Hytner is 54. Country musician Chuck Crawford is 40. Writer-producer-director-actor Bam Margera is 34. Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak is 21.