Years Ago

Today is Thursday, April 11, the 101st day of 2013. There are 264 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1913: Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson, during a meeting of President Woodrow Wilson’s Cabinet, proposes gradually segregating whites and blacks who work for the Railway Mail Service.

1945: During World War II, American soldiers liberate the notorious Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany.

1951: President Harry S. Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his commands in the Far East.

1979: Idi Amin is deposed as president of Uganda as exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seize control.


1988: Mahoning County Sheriff Edward Nemeth asks for $3.7 million to operate his department in 1988, but commissioners say he will only receive $1.8 million.

Joe Augustine, well-known as a piano player in the Mahoning Valley, also has a reputation as an expert fly fisherman.

Ron Strollo’s two-run double in the bottom of the third inning propel’s Austintown Fitch to a 6-3 victory over Canfield to win the McDonald’s Greater Youngstown Invitational baseball tournament at Pemberton Park.

1973: The Youngstown Diocesan Board of Education approves a two-year contract with the Diocese Confederation of Teachers which will boost starting salaries for teachers with a bachelor’s degree in the five diocesan high schools from $6,650 to $6,900 next fall and $7,100 for the 1974-75 school year.

Campbell voters defeat a 6-mill operating levy by a 3-2 margin. The school board says that without additional revenue, schools will run out of money in October.

1963: Audio–visual equipment valued at $617 is stolen from Harrison School on Commonwealth Avenue.

A Liberty Township constable fires six shots to apprehend a 40-year-old Akron man caught stealing clothes at Tween & Country Inc., 3125 Belmont Ave.

1938: The Rev. James P. McDonough celebrates his first Mass at St. Brendan Church where his uncle, the Rev. Charles McDonough, is pastor. In attendance is another uncle, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. James M. McDonough, rector of the Our Lady of the Lake Seminary in Cleveland.

Under a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board, 3,200 former Republic Steel Corp. employees in the Mahoning Valley who were not rehired after the 1937 strike must be rehired or put on a preferential hiring list and will be eligible for back pay effective April 8 if they are not given work.

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