The following is a look back in the Centre Daily Times archives for the week of Oct. 15- 21.
50 years ago
In October 1967, Pennsylvania Gov. Raymond Shafer signed a cigarette tax bill that raised the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from 8 to 13 cents. The increase was expected to yield an estimated $55 million over the rest of the fiscal year.
25 years ago
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On Oct. 19, 1992, the Penn State Alumni Blue Band celebrated its 30th anniversary with the return of 400 former band members. The group took the field during halftime at the Penn State-Boston College homecoming game.
10 years ago
In October 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — which included Penn State faculty members Michael Mann, Richard Alley, Bill Easterling, Klaus Keller and Anne Thompson — was recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize.