Years Ago

Today is Sunday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2012. There are 36 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1783: The British evacuate New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.

1908: The first issue of The Christian Science Monitor is published.

1952: The play “The Mousetrap,” a murder mystery by Agatha Christie, first opens in London’s West End; it is the longest continuously running show in history.

1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffers a slight stroke.

1963: The body of President John F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, Jacqueline, lights an “eternal flame” at the gravesite.

1992: The movie “The Bodyguard,” starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, is first released.

1999: Five-year-old Elian Gonzalez is rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida, setting off an international custody battle.


1987: First Presbyterian Church holds its annual Thanksgiving “Feeding of the 500” at the church.

Edward Sowinski, defense lawyer for William Dawson Jr. says a “propensity for violence” on the part of Patrolman Paul Durkin led Dawson to shoot the police office rin self defense.

Austintown Township trustees deny a zone change to allow construction of a funeral home at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

1972: Gary Crislip of Austintown will receive his Eagle Scout award at Tabernacle United Presbyterian Church.

Nellie May, 25, dies after being trapped by fire in the bathroom of her home at 917 Fifth St., Warren, but a three-year-old son survived in the living room.

Passengers flying out of Youngstown Municipal Airport are asked not to wrap Christmas packages because they will be opened for inspection as part of the airport’s security system.

1962: Investigators theorize that Barbut, the tricky high stakes dice game popular in Mahoning County, may be the common thread between four racket murders over three years: S. Joseph “Sandy” Naples, Vince DeNiro, Billy Naples and “Cadillac Charlie” Cavallaro.

The Ohio State Buckeyes overwhelm Michigan in Columbus, beating them 28-0.

The Youngstown area has received $1.6 million for projects during the first month of the federal accelerated public works program

1937: With 25 shopping days remaining until Christmas, downtown Youngstown is shined and scrubbed and prettied up in her gayest colors for what could be one of the brightest Christmas shopping seasons on record.

Harold Brest, 25, of Sharon, Pa., is fighting to escape a life term in Alcatraz for kidnapping another Sharon man in 1936.

“No one man is big enough or wise enough to run this country single-handed,” Dean Chester B. Emerson of Trinity Chapel in Cleveland tells more than 600 men, women and young people at Youngstown’s union Thanks- giving services.

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