Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2012. There are 39 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.


On this date in:

1718: English pirate Edward Teach — better known as “Blackbeard” — is killed during a battle off present-day North Carolina.

1862: Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “La Forza del Destino” has its world premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia.

1930: Listeners of the British Broadcasting Corp. hear, for the first time, radio coverage of an American college football game as Harvard defeats Yale, 13-0.

1935: A flying boat, the China Clipper, takes off from Alameda, Calif., carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail on the first trans-Pacific airmail flight.

1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo to discuss how to defeat Japan.


1987: The work stoppage at Wean Industries Inc. on Henricks Road is ruled a lockout by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services.

The Youngstown Revitalization Foundation is closing its office in the Renner Building and will move into the Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce’s headquarters.

For the second week in a row, the John F. Kennedy High School speech team takes top honors in a district speech tournament, surpassing 18 other teams.

1972: An adding machine error and an oversight in precinct tabulation in a Trumbull County commissioner’s race resulted in an election-night announcement of the re-election of Gary Thompson, while correction of the errors two weeks later revealed Lyle Williams to be the winner .

The Rev. George H. Jones, 67, rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman for 20 years, dies in North Side Hospital after a two-week illness.

1962: Basic steel, the Youngstown district’s biggest employer, isn’t out of the woods on the Thanksgiving Day, but there are encouraging signs of a looming business rebound, writes Vindicator industrial editor George R. Reiss.

Festive aluminium garlands installed throughout the downtown shopping district will be turned on the day after Thanksgiving to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season

Robert W. Bachmeyer, director of St. Barnabas Hospital in Minneapolis, will succeed David A. Endres as executive director of the Youngstown Hospital Association, YHA President William J. Hitchcock announces.

1937: Joseph Stouffer, 37, a machinist for Youngs-town Sheet & Tube Co., is instantly killed while hunting near Five Points. The fatal shot was fired by his brother-in-law.

Niles City Council gives second reading to an ordinance increasing the salary of the mayor from $1,800 to $2,400 yearly.

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