Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, April 10, the 100th day of 2013. There are 265 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1866: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is incorporated.

1947: Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey purchases the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.

1963: The fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) sinks during deep-diving tests east of Cape Cod, Mass., in a disaster that claims 129 lives.

1974: Golda Meir tells her party she is resigning as prime minister of Israel.


1988: A Russian cupola is hoisted atop the renovated Park Hotel on Courthouse Square, creating a new downtown Warren landmark.

The Youngstown Pride, which will compete in the World Basketball League, will launch a 27-game home schedule at Beeghly Center May 21.

A Petro Stopping Center official threatens to abandon a $6 million truck plaza project in Weathersfield Township unless a dispute over needed water and sewer tie-ins to the site is settled.

1973: Burglars clean out the entire stock of Felix Buttar Jewelers on Hazel Street, gaining entrance by making a hole in the wall between the store and the adjacent Fiesta Lounge.

Carlos Manuel Grajales, 22, is killed instantly when he loses control of his motorcycle and rams head-on into a car in Wilson Avenue on the same day Grajales obtained his motorcycle license.

Youngstown leaders of Fight Inflation Together, or FIT, will go to Washington, D.C., to give Rep. Charles J. Carney of Youngstown petitions collected in the Mahoning Valley urging him to fight for federal legislation to control food prices.

1963: Gov. James Rhodes drafts James W. Shocknessy, chairman of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, to bulldoze Interstate Route 71, the Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati freeway, to completion.

Dr. Nicholas J. Garritano, 33, is named parochial school physician by the City Board of Health.

Patrolman Clyde Reid, 63, retires from the Youngstown Police Department to join the staff of the Mahoning County prosecutor’s office.

1938: U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan of Youngstown reasserts his confidence in President Franklin D. Roosevelt and criticizes business leaders who he says are trying to block efforts by the administration to stop the recession.

Cleveland detectives search the murky Cuyahoga River for remnants through which they hope to identify the 11th victim of Cleveland’s sex-crazed “torso slayer.” Nine of the killer’s victims have yet to be identified.

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