2017-01-10 / Local

Glancing Backward, Jan. 10, 2016

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2017. There are 355 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in History:

On Jan. 10, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, asked Congress to impose a surcharge on both corporate and individual income taxes to help pay for his “Great Society” programs as well as the war in Vietnam. That same day, Massachusetts Republican Edward W. Brooke, the first black elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, took his seat.

Glancing Backward Locally:

75 years ago — 1942

Word has been received here by Mrs. Patrick McDonald of Mildred that her son, Eugene, 22, a member of the U.S. Navy stationed at Hawaii, was injured during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Playing Sunday and Monday at the Keystone Theatre: “They Died with Their Boots On,” starring Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland.

Miss Janet Rowe of Wysox underwent an operation at the Packer Hospital Thursday and is getting along well.

50 years ago — 1967

Albert E. Madigan, who retired recently from the Pennsylvania Senate after nearly a quarter century, received the Award of Recognition from the New Holland Division of Sperry Rand Corp. on Monday for his years of distinguished service in Pennsylvania Agriculture.

The Towanda Rotary Club held its first meeting of the new year on Monday and heard one of its members, T. Vance Hinkson, public accountant and real estate agent, talk on federal income tax.

Three Bradford Countians gained placings in the judging of hay at the State Farm Products Show: C. Earl Cole of Milan RD 1, Joe C. Koontz of Wysox RD 2 and William Slater of Towanda RD 1.

25 years ago — 1992

Joe Bendock paced Wyalusing with 15 points as the Rams defeated Towanda 70-61 in basketball action last night.

Matt Teeter, Shawn Bradley, Greg Bydairk and Matt Patton all had falls for the Wildcats as Athens beat Mansfield 61-9 last night in wrestling.

Republican Matthew E. Baker, a native of Westfield and resident of Wellsboro, has announced his candidacy for the office of state representative in the 68th Legislative District.

Elsewhere on this date:

In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argued for American independence from British rule.

In 1861, Florida became the third state to secede from the Union.

In 1920, the League of Nations was established as the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) went into effect.

In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London. The first manmade contact with the moon was made as radar signals transmitted by the U.S. Army Signal Corps were bounced off the lunar surface.

In 1957, Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden.

In 1971, “Masterpiece Theatre” premiered on PBS with host Alistair Cooke introducing the drama series “The First Churchills.” French fashion designer Coco Chanel died in Paris at age 87.

In 1984, the United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton, attending a NATO summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, announced completion of an agreement to remove all long-range nuclear missiles from the former Soviet republic of Ukraine.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush said he took responsibility for any mistakes in Iraq and announced an increase in U.S. troops there to quell violence. The Democratic-controlled House voted 315-116 to increase the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour.

Five years ago: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Republican primary; Ron Paul finished second, with Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum trailing.

One year ago: David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound and the look of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup and costumes, died in New York. At the Golden Globes, “The Revenant” won best motion picture drama while “The Martian” was recognized as best comedy film.

Today’s Birthdays: Opera singer Sherrill Milnes is 82. Blues artist Eddy Clearwater is 82. Rock singer-musician Ronnie Hawkins is 82. Singer Rod Stewart is 72. Boxing Hall of Famer and entrepreneur George Foreman is 68. Singer Pat Benatar is 64. Hall of Fame race car driver and team owner Bobby Rahal is 64. Singer Shawn Colvin is 61. Rock singer-musician Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) is 58. Actor Evan Handler is 56. Rock singer Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 53. Actress Trini Alvarado is 50. Rock singer Brent Smith (Shinedown) is 39. Rapper Chris Smith (Kris Kross) is 38. Actress Sarah Shahi is 37. American roots singer Valerie June is 35.

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