Years Ago

Today is Friday, Nov. 2, the 307th day of 2012. There are 59 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1865: The 29th president of the United States, Warren Gamaliel Harding, is born near Marion, Ohio.

1917: British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issues a declaration expressing support for a “national home” for the Jews in Palestine.

1948: President Harry S. Truman surprises the experts by winning a narrow upset over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey.

1963: South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem is assassinated in a military coup.


1987: A press operator at the General Motors Corp.’s Lordstown plant, William Brown, is killed when he is trapped in a press used to stamp automotive components from coils of steel sheet.

Paul Maguire will be the guest speaker at Ursuline High School’s Nick Johnson Memorial Scholarship Banquet.

1972: Youngstown Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, resumes its long-standing battle with the Youngstown Education Association, offering to help teachers whose complaints were turned down by the YEA because they are not dues-paying YEA members.

The Rev. Lonnie Simon is among members of the Youngstown Board of Education who object to security guards using dogs in school buildings, even on nights or weekends .

The Youngstown Board of Control authorizes preparation for plans and specifications for a pedestrian tunnel connecting Youngstown’s Municipal Parking Facility and the KMW Building in E. Federal Street.

1962: A total of 158,478 Mahoning County residents are registered to vote, eclipsing the 1960 record of 151,692.

The Youngstown Board of Control voids Airport Restaurant Inc.’s lease for nine vending machines in the administration building at the Youngstown Municipal Airport.

1937: Warren, Niles and Girard have been equipped with automatic voting machines, making Trumbull County the only one of Ohio’s 88 counties to equip its principle cities with the devices.

The new models on display at the 1938 Auto Show at Stambaugh Auditorium have a number of innovations, including some that move the gear shift lever from the floor to the dashboard or steering column.

Virginia Johnson, chairman of the social action committee of the Federated Youth Council, says that while some ministers may be opposed to an alcohol-free night club for young people, the plan has the backing the Federated Churches.

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