Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 325th day of 2012. There are 41 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1620: Peregrine White is born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay; he was the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.

1929: The radio program “The Rise of the Goldbergs” debuts on the NBC Blue Network.

1947: Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, marries Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.

1952: President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower announces his selection of John Foster Dulles to be his secretary of state.

1967: The U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Clock at the Commerce Department ticks past 200 million.

1969: The Nixon administration announces a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phaseout.

1982: In one of college football’s oddest finales, the University of California uses five laterals to score a disputed winning touchdown on the last play of a game against Stanford, 25-20.


1987: As company officials lay the cornerstone for the Sovereign Circuits building in North Jackson, Mayor Pat Ungaro says he hopes the company’s choice of the Youngstown Commerce Park will spark a growth in high-tech industries in the Mahoning Valley.

The Cortland Lion’s Club, which sponsors the Cortland Street Fair each July, says it will fight plans to move the date for the Trumbull County Fair to the second week in July.

Girard is gaining a new fast food restaurant, a Burger King that will be built at 322 S. State St., but is losing a longtime downtown retail store, Charles Shops, which is closing at 36 W. Liberty St.

1972: Youngstown State University‘s Dike Beede, closes his 32-year career as head football coach of the Penguins with a 31-14 loss to Indiana State University of Pennsylvania at Indiana.

The gun that a 16-year-old Boardman boy was found to be carrying under his coat during an appearance in Mahoning County Juvenile Court has been traced to a burglary at the Coleman Firearms Shop on Trumbull Hill in Liberty Township.

Vigorous campaigning by management and a large shareholder over changing General Fireproofing’s state of incorporation from Ohio to Delaware is expected to come to a climax during a shareholders meeting at the company’s officers.

1962: A.E. Glossbrenner, president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., says the company will build its $4 million research center, one of the basic steel industry’s finest and most elaborate, in Boardman, adjacent to its new general office building.

Dr. E.E. Holt, Ohio superintendent of schools, rules that the Youngstown Board of Education cannot enter into a binding collective bargaining contract with a labor union. Local 88, International Union of Operating Engineers, has asked to negotiate for its members in the public schools.

1937: Following three days of hearings during which 45 Youngstown area liquor permit holders were fined or suspended, the Ohio Liquor Control Board announces that 24 more restaurants or taverns have been cited for possible violations.

WKBN Radio is off the air for a day while equipment is being moved to its new plant on the South Side.

John U. Anderson, who received his steel business training in the Youngstown district, is elected secretary treasurer of the Pittsburgh Steel Co., it is announced by Henry A. Roemer, president of the company.

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