Glancing Backward, Sept. 9, 2013
Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2013. There are 113 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 9, 1513, English forces defeated Scottish invaders in the Battle of Flodden Field; more than 15,000 men were believed killed, including the King of Scots, James IV.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
For the first time since 1985, Canton School Board members granted permission for a trip abroad to students in the French and Spanish departments at their meeting last night.
Representatives from the Guthrie Medical Center and Tioga General Hospital may meet with a committee of the NY Penn Health Systems Agency next month to discuss the plans for the construction and renovation of the Tioga facility in Waverly.
The Bradford County Commissioners will be advertising for bids for horizontal boring under Route 6 in West Burlington Township to accommodate the prison sewage drainage line leading to the manor's treatment plant.
50 years ago - 1963
John Brutzman of Towanda has accepted a position as managing editor of The Center Daily Times, State College. He has been news editor of The Daily Review for the past eight years.
The Towanda swimming pool hours have been named. The pool will be open at 4:30 p.m. daily. The weekend schedule will be the same as in the past: from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sundays.
Thirteen girls took part in the County Dress Revue during the past 4-H season. Six were picked by the judges at the 4-H Roundup to compete in the district dress revue in Tunkhannock. They are Linda Ballard, Judy Cole, Phyllis Wright, Jolene Staight, Mary Osipovitch and Sharon Fairchild.
75 years ago - 1938
Bernard Tarr of New York City, a very skillful photographer, has been employed by The Daily Review to take pictures of professional and business men and women of the community and throughout the county for its files.
Mourland Park, the Canton estate of the late Louis T. McFadden, for 30 years congressman from the 15th Pennsylvania District, has been sold to the Rev. Marion W. Castle of Charleston, W.Va. It is said that the property will be used as a retreat for clergymen and their wives from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.
Celebrating his birthday today is Oliver Sutphen, proprietor of Parks Restaurant.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born.
In 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term "United States" official, replacing "United Colonies."
In 1850, California became the 31st state of the union.
In 1926, the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) was incorporated by the Radio Corp. of America.
In 1932, the steamboat Observation exploded in New York's East River, killing 72 people.
In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.
Ten years ago: The Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese agreed to pay $85 million to 552 people to settle clergy sex abuse cases.
Five years ago: President George W. Bush announced he would keep U.S. force strength in Iraq largely intact until the next administration, drawing rebukes from Democrats who wanted the war ended and a bigger boost of troops in troubled Afghanistan.
One year ago: Iraq sentenced fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi to death on charges he'd masterminded death squads against rivals in a trial that fueled sectarian tensions in the country. The same day, insurgents carried out a series of bombings and shootings across Iraq that killed at least 92 people.
Today's Birthdays: Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 68. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player Joe Theismann is 64. Rock musician John McFee (The Doobie Brothers) is 63. Actor Tom Wopat is 62. Actress Angela Cartwright is 61. Actor Hugh Grant is 53. Actor Adam Sandler is 47. Model Rachel Hunter is 44. Actor Eric Stonestreet is 42. Pop-jazz singer Michael Buble' (boo-BLAY') is 38. Actress Michelle Williams is 33. Country singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes is 22.