Glancing Backward, Sept. 4, 2013
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2013. There are 118 days left in the year. Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins at sunset.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 4, 1888, George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film box camera, and registered his trademark: "Kodak."
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The Sayre Riverfront Park was one of the areas that was targeted for improvements if the Borough of Sayre received a grant form the state Department of Community Affairs.
The Craftsmen of the Endless Mountains, Inc. held their 20th annual Flaming Foliage Festival at the Forksville Fairgrounds.
Bradford County's Chief Assessor Mary Kay St. John was instructed by the commissioners "to start looking onto reassessment."
50 years ago - 1963
Project reports occupied most of the two and one-half hour Towanda Borough Council meeting.
Three residents of Towanda and two of Sayre were among the 884 to receive degrees at Pennsylvania State University, marking the end of the summer term.
The Towanda Public Library announced their hours for the fall season.
75 years ago - 1938
Members of the Junior League held a fashion show in East Smithfield.
The last luncheon bridge of the season was held at the Towanda Country Club.
Old Home Day drew about 4,000 people to Connell Park, probably the biggest crowd of outside visitors that the community of Bernice-Mildred had ever seen.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1781, Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve.
In 1886, a group of Apache Indians led by Geronimo (also known as Goyathlay, "One Who Yawns") surrendered to Gen. Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.
In 1893, English author Beatrix Potter first told the story of Peter Rabbit in the form of a "picture letter" to Noel Moore, the son of Potter's former governess.
In 1917, the American Expeditionary Forces in France suffered their first fatalities during World War I when a German plane attacked a British-run base hospital.
In 1951, President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the first live, coast-to-coast television broadcast.
In 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent nine black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock. Ford Motor Co. began selling its ill-fated Edsel.
In 1963, a Swissair Caravelle III carrying 80 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Zurich, killing all on board.
In 1971, an Alaska Airlines jet crashed near Juneau, killing all 111 people on board.
In 1998, Internet services company Google filed for incorporation in California.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 82. Actor Kenneth Kimmins is 72. Rock musician Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) is 62. Rock musician Kim Thayil is 53. Actress Ione Skye is 43. Country singer-musician Tom Gossin (Gloriana) is 32. Actor Carter Jenkins is 22. Actor Trevor Gagnon is 18.