Years Ago

Today is Monday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2012. There are 49 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1936: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens as President Franklin D. Roosevelt presses a telegraph key in Washington, D.C., giving the green light to traffic.

1942: The World War II naval Battle of Guadalcanal begins.

1969: News of the My Lai Massacre in South Vietnam in March 1968 is broken by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh.

1987: The American Medical Association issues a policy statement saying it is unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely because that person has AIDS or is HIV-positive.


1987: Ohio’s unemployment rate has dropped in recent months, but a study shows that 224,000 of the 301,000 Ohioans who are unemployed are no longer receiving unemployment benefits.

The Rev. C.T. Vivian of Atlanta, chairman of the board of the Center for Democratic Renewal and an associate of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, will be the speaker at a banquet marking the 25th year of the Rev. Lonnie A. Simon as pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church.

1972: The last vestiges of old Youngstown University are eliminated when the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees votes to merge the YU assets into the Youngstown Education Foundation.

1962: The Most Rev. Emmett M. Walsh, Bishop of Youngstown, returns from the Rome Ecumenical Council aboard the liner SS Constitution, docking in New York. He cut his trip short due to health concerns.

A preliminary report filed by U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan shows that his successful bid for a 14th congressional term received donations of $9,925, with the largest single check for $1,000 coming from the United Steelworkers of America.

1937: Mahoning County commissioners reject pay boosts for sheriffs deputies, court bailiffs and poll precinct officials as they pare down departmental requests.

A survey conducted by WPA workers shows that 3,429 inspections of retail liquor places in Youngstown over 16 months produced 734 violations, a rate of 17 percent, one of the highest in Ohio.

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