Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2012. There are 33 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.

1942: Nearly 500 people die in a fire that destroys the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston.

1961: President John F. Kennedy dedicates the original permanent headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va.

Ernie Davis of Syracuse University becomes the first African-American to be named winner of the Heisman Trophy.

1964: The United States launches the space probe Mariner 4 on a course to Mars.

1979: An Air New Zealand DC-10 en route to the South Pole crashes into a mountain in Antarctica, killing all 257 aboard .


1987: Members of USW Local 7275 vote 106-61 to approve a contract with Wean Industries that will reduce the hourly wage by $1.67 to $10.889 per hour and include fringe benefit concessions equal to about another $3 per hour.

First Year basketball Coach Jim Cleamons and the Youngstown State University Penguins will launch their 1987-88 season against the College of Wooster in a game that has been moved to 3 p.m. to allow fans to catch the broadcast of YSU’s football playoff game against Northern Iowa in the evening.

1972:The battle over changing General Fireproofing Co.’s state of incorporation from Ohio to Delaware appears headed for court after a shareholders’ meeting called to settle the issue through a vote is adjourned.

1962: The Mahoning County Board of Elections will begin a recount of the 51 precincts in the race for the 23rd state Senate district in which Republican James H. Grose has 71,942 votes and Democrat Michael J. McCullion has 71,872.

E.J. Keener, president and treasurer of Keener Motors, his wife, and his 91-year-old mother-in-law, Nettie Morris, escaped from an early morning fire that heavily damaged his home at 279 Crandall Ave. But Keener was mourning the death of his 11-year-old Welsh Corgi dog, Brythe, which died of asphyxiation.

1937: Downtown Youngs-town stores are jammed with shoppers and a survey of merchants shows spending is about the same as that for the corresponding Saturday in 1936.

Mrs. Christian Gross of Columbus, state president of the Ohio Motion Picture Council, tells 200 people at a dinner sponsored by the Institute of Photoplay Appreciation at the Youngstown YMCA that more needs to be done to get “cleaner pictures,” especially for the young.

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