Years Ago

Today is Friday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2012. There are 52 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1620: The passengers and crew of the Mayflower sight Cape Cod.

1938: Nazis loot and burn synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom that becomes known as “Kristallnacht.”

1961: The Beatles’ future manager, Brian Epstein, first sees the group perform at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

1976: The U.N. General Assembly approves resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa, including one characterizing the white-ruled government as “illegitimate.”


1987: Two patients at Woodside Receiving Hospital are reported to have died of asphyxiation: a 49-year-old man who accidentally choked on a peanut butter sandwich and a 77-year-old woman who placed a plastic bag over her head.

Striking workers at two local companies, Wean Industries Inc. on Henricks Road and Commercial Shearing Inc., remain on strike after the rank and file reject tentative agreements negotiated by the companies and the United Steelworkers Union.

1972: Mahoning County commissioners take another step toward a proposed $8 million sewage treatment plant for the western part of the county by authorizing purchase of 15 acres of land in Trumbull County below the Meander Dam.

1962: Rackets figure Joseph “Joey” Naples is found guilty in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court of receiving stolen property in connection with an arsenal of firearms found in a hidden room in the basement of his Carlotta Drive home.

1937: Treasurer Frank Cailor warns taxpayers that their opportunity to avoid heavy penalties for delinquent taxes will expire Dec. 10 with the Whitmore Bill, which allowed for a limited amnesty for overdue taxes.

Dealers report selling nearly 100 cars at the 4th annual Youngstown Auto Show at Stambaugh Auditorium, which was attended by 27,500 people during a five-day run.

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