Years Ago

Today is Saturday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2012. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:49 a.m. Eastern time.


On this date in:

1761: Britain’s King George III and his wife, Charlotte, are crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1776: During the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, is hanged as a spy by the British in New York.

1862: President Abraham Lincoln issues the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.

1911: Pitcher Cy Young, 44, gains his 511th and final career victory as he hurls a 1-0 shutout for the Boston Rustlers against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field.

1922: Congress passes, and President Warren Harding signs, the Cable Act, which allows an American woman to keep her U.S. citizenship following marriage to a foreigner, provided the husband is considered eligible for American citizenship.


1987: Youngstown police are looking for clues in the shooting death of city Patrolman Paul J. Durkin, a 12-year-veteran, who was shot in front of 2307 Goleta Ave.

Youngstown city schools’ football games canceled because of the teachers’ strike will cost the athletic department as much as $10,000, athletic director John Mathey says.

A portrait of Ward Beecher, the late Commercial Shearing Inc. official, is unveiled during rededication ceremonies of the Youngstown State University building that bears his name.

1972: The Mahoning County Board of Elections operates 27 voter registration sites, requiring 162 workers, each of whom was paid $18. With 362 registrants, the cost per new voter was $9.20.

Coming to Cherry’s Top o’ the Mall in Niles, the Buddy Greco Show.

Steve Bartolin of Hubbard, a standout pitcher at Youngstown State University, signs a professional contract with the Detroit Tigers.

1962: Republic Steel Corp. will install a new $10 million pipe mill at its Youngstown plant near Center Street in a major modernization of Youngstown pipe-producing facilities.

Strikes and other work stoppages in the Mahoning Valley in September resulted in $2.5 million in lost wages and unknown losses in production.

The Sodom Coal Mine at Sodom-Hutchings and Tibbetts-Wick Road in Liberty Township will be the site of a new church. The mine is one of 17 operating in the township in the 1880s.

1937: Three Pittsburgh men are indicted by a federal grand jury with violating the Mann Act by bringing two prostitutes to Youngstown, which investigators say has more houses of prostitution than any city of its size in the region.

Three people are killed instantly when a New York Central passenger train hits their car near North Benton. Dead are Arnold Stoller, 50, Robert Stoller, 4, and Walter Gerback, 18, all of North Benton.

Some 1,200 tickets are sold in the first week of the Junior Chamber of Commerce subscription drive for the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra’s 10th season at Stambaugh Auditorium.

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