Today is Wednesday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2008. There are 98 days left in the year.
Highlight in History: In 1789, Congress passed a Judiciary Act that provided for an Attorney General and a Supreme Court.
The Valley Then: In 1937, Wilkes-Barre’s first Community Day drew 50,000 people to stores in the central part of the city.
On this date: In 1869, thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic known as “Black Friday” after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market.
In 1958, “The Donna Reed Show” premiered on ABC-TV.
In 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Va.
In 1963, the U.S. Senate ratified a treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union limiting nuclear testing.