Glancing Backward, Sept. 3, 2013
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2013. There are 119 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 3, 1943, Allied forces invaded Italy during World War II, the same day Italian officials signed a secret armistice with the Allies.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The football season hit high gear in the Northern Tier League with five games starting the year off.
A press release from the Stray Haven Humane Society Board of Directors stated that the resignations of Elaine Forkan, executive director of Stray Haven Humane Society and Robert Forkan, treasurer, were accepted by the Board of Directors.
A stretch of road on West Lockhart Street, between South Elmer and South Wilbur avenues, was under repair for most of the week by Sayre Borough crews, who tore the top pavement off the street and planned to pave the street.
50 years ago - 1963
A ceremony was held in the Church of the Redeemer when the junior volunteers of the Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic were presented their caps and certificates.
The annual membership drive of the Memorial Hospital Association and the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary officially opened.
Nearly 100 animals were entered in the largest Northeastern Pennsylvania Jersey Parish Show held at the NEPA grounds in Tunkhannock.
75 years ago - 1938
A picnic supper was held at the Towanda Country Club on Labor Day.
Twenty members of the contingent who left Towanda Sept. 3, 1918 for Camp Greenfield, Ga. held a 20th reunion dinner at the Ward Hotel.
Warren Center and Columbia Cross Roads teams were featured at the Bradford County Fair.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1189, England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
In 1658, Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, died in London; he was succeeded by his son, Richard.
In 1783, representatives of the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War.
In 1861, during the Civil War, Confederate forces invaded the border state of Kentucky, which had declared its neutrality in the conflict.
In 1868, the Japanese city of Edo was renamed Tokyo.
In 1923, the United States and Mexico resumed diplomatic relations.
In 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland.
In 1951, the television soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" made its debut on CBS.
In 1967, Nguyen Van Thieu (nwen van too) was elected president of South Vietnam under a new constitution. Motorists in Sweden began driving on the right-hand side of the road instead of the left.
In 1972, American swimmer Mark Spitz won the sixth of his seven gold medals at the Munich Olympics as he placed first in the 100-meter freestyle.
In 1999, a French judge closed a two-year inquiry into the car crash that killed Princess Diana, dismissing all charges against nine photographers and a press motorcyclist, and concluding the accident was caused by an inebriated driver.
Ten years ago: Paul Hill, 49, a former minister who said he murdered an abortion doctor and his bodyguard to save the lives of unborn babies, was executed in Florida by injection, becoming the first person put to death in the United States for anti-abortion violence. President George W. Bush signed legislation to begin free trade with Singapore and Chile.
Today's Birthdays: "Beetle Bailey" cartoonist Mort Walker is 90. Actress Anne Jackson is 88. Actress Pauline Collins is 73. Rock musician Donald Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad) is 65. Actor Steve Schirripa is 56. Singer Jennifer Paige is 40. Actor Nick Wechsler is 35. Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White is 27.