On this date in history we have two separate but interesting item.

The first was the playing of the first nighttime football game under electric lights took place on this date in 1892. The opponents were Wyoming Seminary of Kingston, Pa and the Mansfield Normal School (now Mansfield University of Pennsylvania) of Mansfield.

This brief article about the game ran two days later in The Scranton Times on Sept. 30, 1892.

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The Scranton Times – Sept. 30, 1892


The next item happened on this date some 95 years later. It was the season premiere of the new Star Trek program called “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The show for those who may not know was the continuing adventures of the Starship Enterprise with a new crew and new starship. The show aired locally on WBRE on Sept. 28 at 7pm.

The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre ran a preview article on the new show on Sept. 26, 1987.

Sat, Sep 26, 1987 – 55 · Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

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