Years Ago

Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2012. There are 91 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1908: Henry Ford introduces his Model T automobile to the market.

1910: The offices of the Los Angeles Times are destroyed by a bomb explosion and fire; 21 Times employees are killed.

1937: Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black delivers a radio address in which he acknowledges being a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, but says he had dropped out of the organization before becoming a U.S. senator.

1940: The first section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, 160 miles in length, is opened to the public.

1949: A 42-day strike by the United Steelworkers of America begins over the issue of retirement benefits.

1962: Johnny Carson debuts as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” beginning a nearly 30-year run.

1982: Sony begins selling the first commercial compact disc player, the CDP-101, in Japan.


1987: Four hundred workers strike at Commercial Shearing Inc. plants in Youngstown after refusing to agree to concessions demanded by the company.

Negotiators for striking Youngstown school teachers dispute a claim by Supt. Emanuel N. Catsoules that they rejected an offer of 12 percent raises over three years and an early retirement plan.

1972: The Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors endorses a Red Cross proposal for establishment of a 100 percent volunteer blood bank for the Youngstown area.

The Mahoning County Medical Society announces that it will mark its 100th anniversary in November by donating $30,000 to be divided by the Butler Institute of American Art, the Youngstown Playhouse and the Youngstown Symphony.

1962: Edward J. DeBartolo, president of the Edward J. DeBartolo Co., offers a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for bombing the company’s office building at 7620 Market St.

September registers 3.2 inches of rain, slightly above average and a welcome end to a dry summer.

1937: Forty people have died in traffic accidents in Youngstown in 1937, a 50 percent increase over the toll for the same period a year earlier.

Ange H. Klitten, 26, of Sharon files suit in Trumbull Common Pleas Court seeking return of $550 from the Fowler Kennel Club to cover his loses on greyhound races at the Fowler track.

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