Years Ago

Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2013. There are 253 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1864: Congress authorizes the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins.

1912: The United States Chamber of Commerce has its beginnings with a National Commercial Conference held in Washington, D.C.

1938: Forty-five men die in a coal mine explosion at Keen Mountain in Buchanan County, Va.

1944: During World War II, U.S. forces begin invading Japanese-held New Guinea with amphibious landings at Hollandia and Aitape.

1952: An atomic test in Nevada becomes the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television as a 31-kiloton bomb is dropped from a B-50 Superfortress.

1970: Millions of Americans concerned about the environment observe the first “Earth Day.”

1993: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is dedicated in Washington, D.C. to honor victims of Nazi extermination.

1994: Richard M. Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, dies at a New York hospital four days after suffering a stroke; he was 81.


1988: Barbara Bush, wife of vice president George Bush makes a campaign sweep through Youngstown, stopping briefly to visit a sixth grade class at West Elementary School.

The W.S. Guy School. Team wins the Trumbull County Junior Prep Bowl Championship. Members are Mary Beth Dragelevich, Tim Pedicini, Jodi Hoffer, Robert Lee, Tony Delmont and Angela Leung. The coach is Kathy Rotar.

1973: Youngstown Mayor Jack C. Hunter and Miss Pauline Ann Pieton, surgical care head nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital, announce their engagement, with a wedding date of Sept. 1.

It is not yet determined how long the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.’s Campbell Works blooming mill will be out of service as a result of a fire in the mill’s electrical system.

Sidney S. Moyer, consultant for the brokerage firm of Singer, Deane and Scribner, is named chairman of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Board of Trustees.

1963: A spectacular three-alarm fire razes the Hearn Paper Co. warehouse on Mahoning Avenue, with the loss estimated at $200,000.

A hale of .45-caliber bullets is fired into the E. Midlothian Blvd. home of Charles “Scotty” Fagan, soccer coach and international representative of the United Steelworkerrs Union.

Youngstown will become headquarters for a greatly expanded territory on the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, including a 284-mile stretch of the mainline between Hornell, N.Y., and Kent, Ohio.

The Western Reserve Junior Hunt Club, an offshoot of Canfield Rhythm Riders, is striving to revitalize English-style horsemanship.

1938: The Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. opens a new supermarket at 15 N. Walnut St. in Youngstown, and it is the largest exclusive food store between Cleveland and Pittsburgh at 12,500 square feet.

Clarence W. Coppersmith, city traffic commissioner, says that downtown traffic will be halted and parking prohibited in the downtown area and outlying streets for the Northwest Territory Caravan Parade.

The Federal Communications Commission grants an application to William F. Maag Jr. for a new radio station in Youngstown.

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