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.
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.
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast