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Today in history



Published: Fri, October 27, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Today is Friday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2006. There are 65 days left in the year. On this date in 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, is published in a New York newspaper.

In 1795, the United States and Spain sign the Treaty of San Lorenzo (also known as "Pinckney's Treaty"), which provides for free navigation of the Mississippi River. In 1858, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, is born in New York City. In 1880, Theodore Roosevelt marries Alice Lee. In 1904, the first rapid transit subway, the IRT, is inaugurated in New York City. In 1922, the first annual celebration of Navy Day takes place. In 1938, Du Pont announces a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon." In 1947, "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC Radio. (It later becomes a television show on NBC.)

October 27, 1981: Lisa Evers, national coordinator for the Guardian Angels, says a chapter of the Guardian Angels will be organized in Youngstown. About 200 people attend an organizing meeting at the Mill Creek Community Center.

Under heavy guard, four men charged in the murder of Reserve Deputy Sheriff John Litch are transferred from the Youngstown City Jail to maximum security lock-ups in the county jail.

The Youngstown Civil Service Commission asks the city law department to determine whether city council aides are covered by civil service. The aides -- wives of councilmen -- are paid $9,000 a year.

October 27, 1966: John H. Krueger resigns as conductor of the Youngstown Philharmonic Orchestra, effective at the end of the concert season in June.

Youngstown City Council amends the city's milk licensing and inspection fee ordinance to set new fees and create a new position for milk inspector.

General Fireproofing Co. earns $2.5 million on sales of $47 million in the first nine months of 1966, says President John A. Saunders.

October 27, 1956: A crowd of 7,500 fans sits through a heavy second half rainfall at Rayen Stadium to watch a rugged North Texas State team beat Youngstown University Penguins, 19-12.

Youngstown University students wind up their 16th annual Homecoming at Stambaugh auditorium for a reception and dance following the football game. Earlier in the day, the university band led a parade through downtown.

Hungarian Catholics in Youngstown gather at St. Stephen of Hungary Church to mark the 500th anniversary of a rebellion in which their ancestors turned back the Moslem horde threatening all of Europe.

October 27, 1931: The Vindicator's straw poll shows that Youngstown's nine-person mayoral race is in reality a two-way race, between Judge Mark Moore, who remains in the lead, and Finance Director James E. Jones, second and far ahead of the rest of the field.

One hundred and eleven people, mostly depositors and many controlling large sums, have agreed to subscribe to stock in the City Trust and Savings Bank in connection with plans to reopen the bank.

Girard City Council cuts the annual salaries of Mayor D.J. Rees from $1,800 to $1,620, Auditor R.L. Evans from $2,400 to $2,160 and Solicitor Edward Rees from $1,500 to $1,360. Council members will continue to be paid $5 a meeting.




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