Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 180th day of 2011. There are 185 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1861: English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 55, dies in Florence, Italy.

1911: The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers has its beginnings as Pope Pius X gives his blessing for the formation of The Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America.

1941: Polish statesman, pianist and composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski dies in New York at age 80.

1967: Jerusalem is re-unified as Israel removes barricades separating the Old City from the Israeli sector.


1986: Residents of Boardman Township whose children go to Youngstown schools petition the state Board of Education for a transfer of their children to Boardman Local School District.

The proposed development of 35 acres of LTV Corp. property in downtown Youngstown is attracting a slew of proposals of new uses, including one for a development of a research park.

1971: Thousands of Youngstowners who consider the shores of Lake Erie “theirs” will have to find somewhere else to bathe on July Fourth as 72 miles of beach between Cleveland and Conneaut are closed because of a leak at Cleveland’s sewage treatment plant.

The Mahoning County sanitary engineer’s office reports sewer lines are being clogged by disposable diapers that are being flushed without having their plastic covers removed.

1961: Flood control projects of the West Branch and Shenango reservoirs are great steps forward for the area, Lt. Col. William J. Locke, deputy district engineer of the Pittsburgh District Corps of Engineers, tells Early Bird breakfasters of the Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce.

Federal urban renewal officials in Chicago want Youngstown to cut down the size of its proposed downtown urban renewal program.

U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan of Youngstown is honored in Washington for his pioneer work in helping the St. Lawrence Seaway project become a reality.

1936: A former Struthers man is under arrest in connection with the robbery of a Columbiana bank and several Pennsylvania state liquor stores

Youngstown Fire Chief Herman Steinfurth promises the arrest of parents who permit children to shoot fireworks contrary to city ordinance.

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