Years Ago

Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2012. There are 42 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1831: The 20th president of the U.S., James Garfield, is born in Orange Township, Ohio.

1863: President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address as he dedicates a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

1919: The Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55 in favor, 39 against, short of the two-thirds majority needed for ratification.

1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to visit Israel.

1985: President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev begin their summit in Geneva.


1987: David B. Williams, who was acquitted in 1982 on charges stemming from his management of parking lots at the Youngstown Municipal Airport pleads guilty in a Tulsa federal court to six counts of bank fraud.

Tamco Distributors, which services the Phar-Mor discount drugstore chain, will take over the former Strouss warehouse on Victoria Road in a $17 million project that will add 365 jobs in Austintown.

1972: The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upholds the dismissal of lawsuits brought against Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes, the National Guard and Kent State University in the shooting deaths of four students on May 4, 1970. The court had ruled that the training of National Guardsmen and their carrying of loaded weapons is a political and military issue beyond the court’s jurisdiction.

1962: Vandals smear the Indian statue in front of the Butler Institute of American Art with red and green paint.

1937:Carl W. Ullman, president of the Dollar Savings & Trust Co., of Youngstown is among the prominent Ohio businessmen who traveled to Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to abolish the undistributed profits tax and amend capital gains tax law.

No one loses money “to Wall Street,” Jason Westerfield, an official of the New York Stock Exchange, tells about 500 Chamber of Commerce members at the Youngstown Club. “The stock exchange is simply a place where buyer and seller meet,” he says.

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