Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2012. There are 32 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1864: A Colorado militia kills at least 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians in the Sand Creek Massacre.

1912: The Maryland Agricultural College, located in College Park, is destroyed by fire.

1947: The U.N. General Assembly passes a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.

1952: President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower secretly leaves on a trip to Korea, keeping his campaign promise to assess the ongoing conflict first-hand.

1961: Enos the chimp is launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbits earth twice before returning.

1972: The coin-operated video arcade game Pong, created by Atari, makes its debut at Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, Calif.

1981: Actress Natalie Wood, 43, drowns in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, Calif.

1987: A Korean Air 707 jetliner en route from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok is destroyed by a bomb planted by North Korean agents with the loss of all 115 people aboard.


1987: Arrest warrants are issued for two men and a 17-year-old boy in connection with the brutal slaying of Kevin Burks, 25, of Garfield Street, whose body was found in a wooded area near Steubenville.

Coach Don Bucci’s Cardinal Mooney squad rips Elyria Catholic 23-0 to move on to the Division III state final game against Thornville Sheridan.

1972: A young man who helped Leonard Spahr of Warren drag a deer from a wooded area of Hartford Township was a helpful stranger, until they reached the road and the man announced he was taking the deer.

A gunman walks into Humble’s Restaurant at 2935 Market St., fires four shots into George Howard, 37, killing him, and calmly walks out.

1962: During a meeting in Washington, D.C., Attorney General Robert Kennedy tells Youngstown Mayor Harry Savasten that the Justice Department is doing everything in its power to solve the Cavallaro bombing. Kennedy reports receiving letters and telegrams from Youngstown area residents expressing anger and asking for federal help in cracking down on organized crime.

C.W. Ruther, Youngstown Sears, Roebuck & Co. manager, presents a check for $5,000 to Youngstown University President Howard Jones toward construction of a new student center on campus.

1937: Police are investigating an attempt to shoot out the tire on a Greyhound bus near Warren, one of a number of incidents reported during the strike by bus drivers.

The Youngstown Sheet & Tube Male Chorus captures first prize at the Pittsburgh Eisteddfod.

An ultimatum of Councilman Arthur Gundy to the city police department to “do something or admit defeat” about “shocking” gambling and vice conditions is the arrest of eight women on open charges following raids on five disorderly houses.

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