Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2, the 276th day of 2012. There are 90 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1919: President Woodrow Wilson suffers a serious stroke at the White House that leaves him paralyzed on his left side.

1944: Nazi troops crush the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people are killed.

1950: The comic strip “Peanuts,” created by Charles M. Schulz, is syndicated to seven newspapers.

1967: Thurgood Marshall is sworn as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court as the court opens its new term.

1970: One of two chartered twin-engine planes flying the Wichita State University football team to Utah crashes into a mountain near Silver Plume, Colo., killing 31 of the 40 people on board.

2002: The Washington, D.C., area sniper attacks begin as a resident of Silver Spring, Md., is shot and killed in a store parking lot in Wheaton.


1987: A Youngstown man is bound over to the Mahoning County grand jury on a murder charge after shooting Daniel Busich, 32, following an argument over the man having to eat the worm at the bottom of a tequila bottle.

Auto insurance rates for Youngstown residents have risen nearly 13 percent in a year, a response to increases in car thefts and accidents involving uninsured motorists.

1972: Consolidation of Youngstown’s Urban Renewal and planning departments is proposed in legislation submitted to City Council by Mayor Jack C. Hunter. The new entity would be known as the Community Development Agency.

Rainfall during September totaled 4.38 inches at the Youngstown Airport, about 2.9 inches above normal.

Youngstown Municipal Judge Joseph Donofrio is sworn in as a judge on the 7th District Court of Appeals, replacing Judge Nils P. Johnson, who resigned.

1962: Mahoning County commissioners ask the federal government for $3.5 million to help build sewage treatment facilities in the county.

Francis J. Witt tells the Youngstown Board of Education that it has a moral, if not legal, responsibility to take action against rowdyism at night football games in the city.

Harold L. Carroll, 37, of Mineral Ridge is fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for fishing and trespassing at the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District. .

1937: In the wake of two gangland murders in the county, the Columbiana County grand jury opens an investigation into illegal gambling, issuing a subpoena for all court records involving gambling charges over a two year span.

A.W. Craven, Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman, says the attention being given Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black’s membership in the Ku Klux Klan is “making a mountain out of a molehill.” He adds, “I’m interested in what’s going on today, not what happened 15 years ago.”

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