Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7, the 312th day of 2012. There are 54 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1861: Former U.S. President John Tyler is elected to the Confederate House of Representatives (however, Tyler dies before he could take his seat).

1912: Black boxing champion Jack Johnson is indicted in Chicago for allegedly violating the Mann Act with a white woman, Belle Schreiber.

1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt wins an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.

1962: Republican Richard Nixon, having lost California’s gubernatorial race, holds what he calls his “last press conference,” telling reporters, “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”

1972: President Richard Nixon is re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern.


1987: Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro and Mahoning Valley Sanitary District directors say they are putting their turf war behind them and will work together on a $60 million capital improvement plan for the water district.

Advertisement: 85 Buick Park Avenue 4-doors, starting at $8,995, Buick Youngstown GMC in Boardman, one mile south of the Southern Park Mall.

1972: More than 55,000 Mahoning County electors go to polling places by noon, and officials expect the total vote to go above 140,000.

Advertisement: Over 100 1973 Buicks in stock. The ultimate Buick, the Electra 225, starting at $4,995. “The Electra 225 weighs well over two tons, to give you the Solid Buick Feeling.” Buick Youngstown, 1021 Wick Ave.

1962: U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan receives 61,222 votes in Mahoning County against 37,129 for his Republican opponent, William V. Williams, to win his 14th term in Congress representing the 19th District.

Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan elect Republican governors: James A. Rhodes, William Scranton and George Romney. Rhodes defeated incumbent Michael V. DiSalle in one of the toughest gubernatorial elections in memory.

1937: Some 1,775 men and boys are attending the Youngstown public schools’ night vocational classes in the mills and at South High School.

A record crowd of 5,000 jams Stambaugh Auditorium for the last day of the fourth annual Youngstown Auto Show. More than 55 models were on display in the ballroom and lobbies.

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