From a plague of diphtheria to begging not to rush the Halloween season, from fighting “brain drain” to remembering the Greatest Generation, here’s a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago on this edition of Turning Back the Clock.

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YORK BEACH, Maine — Some random thoughts from a Bills bye week which left an open Sunday to spend a fall weekend in Maine:

On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 Americans died in the worst terrorist attack on our home soil. For years afterwards, terrorism dominated the news, and the fear of terrorist violence became widespread.

When I was in grade school my grandparents lived on Lakeview Terrace between Haskell and Wolf Run roads, but they spent their summers at The Camp in Mount Jewett, McKean County, the town where my grandfather was born.

The millennial generation, defined by the Pew Research Center as people born between 1981 and 1996, is expected to surpass the Baby Boomers as the largest generation sometime in 2019. The current size of the generation is estimated to be around 73 million and continues to increase as more young adults immigrate to the U.S. As millennials take on a larger role in the workforce and society, they are forging new trends in job mobility, homeownership, and family life.

Data on the proportion of adults who currently use e-cigarettes comes from the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention SMART Survey (Selected Metropolitan Area Risk Trends) conducted in 2017 and it is based on more than 400,000 interviews nationally. The growth in e-cigarette use was calculated as the percentage change between 2017 and 2016, which also came from the SMART survey. The SMART survey also contains information on the rates of depression by metropolitan area.