Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2011. There are 305 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1811: In what becomes known as the Massacre of the Citadel, hundreds of warriors known as Mamluks are slain in Cairo by forces loyal to Ottoman governor Muhammad Ali.

1872: President Ulysses S. Grant signs an act creating Yellowstone National Park.

1932: Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J.

1961: President John F. Kennedy signs an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.


1986: Saying the brutality of the killing outweighed any mitigating factors, three Trumbull County Common Pleas Court judges sentence Danny Lee Hill, 19, to death in the murder of 12-year-old Raymond Fife.

Fire at the Easco Aluminum Co. plant on South State Street in Girard destroys the roof over the paint department.

1971: Mayor Jack C. Hunter says the city can offer police no more than a three-year contract that would raise police salaries from $7,962 to $9,135 over three years. The police union rejected the offer and Hunter warned that he would consider invoking the state’s Ferguson Act to fire safety forces if they were to strike.

1961: Youngstown’s biggest fabricating company, General Fireproofing Co., sold $42.3 million in products in 1960, an increase of $2.6 million over the year before, but earned $1.6 million, $196.731 less than in 1959.

The Youngstown Area Heart Association collects $41,494 on Heart Sunday, an increase of $2,000 over 1960, despite adverse economic times.

Sandee Mikell, 18, a senior at Howland High School, is elected Miss Sportsman and reigned over the six-day All-Sports and Boat Show at the Idora Park Ballroom.

1936: The Board of Army Engineers will conduct a hearing on the proposed $146 million Lake Erie-Ohio River canal.

Youngstown lad Bobby Witt is only 5 years old, but he can read almost every word in a daily newspaper, add, subtract and multiply two-digit numbers, play the piano like a 9-year-old and speak Esperanto.

Jerome Hull, superintendent of Canfield schools, takes out nominating petitions for the state representatives in the Democratic primary.

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