Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2013. There are 252 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1616: English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, 52, dies on what has been traditionally regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564.

1789: President-elect George Washington and his wife, Martha, move into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.

1791: The 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan, is born in Franklin County, Pa.

1940: About 200 people die in the Rhythm Night Club Fire in Natchez, Miss.

1954: Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hits the first of his record 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (The Braves win, 7-5.)

1988: A federal ban on smoking during domestic airline flights of two hours or less goes into effect.


1988: Sovereign Circuits, a new high-tech company in Youngstown Commerce Park, produces its first electronic circuits, exactly one year after the principals from England first visited the Mahoning Valley.

General Motors Corp. could save more than $12.5 billion by 1990, GM officials tell auto analysts in Detroit.

The board of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corporation will be expanded from 15 to 17 members and both additions to the all-male board are expected to be women.

1973: Dumpy, the mongrel dog that gained national fame after surviving gassing and shooting at the hands of a dog warden, is dead after more than a month of treatment for his injuries and the aftereffects of distemper that were aggravated by his ordeal. A veterinarian who treated Dumpy said nerve and tissue degeneration had continued, despite the amputation of two legs.

During the winter quarter at Kent State University, 362 students achieved perfect 4.0 grade averages.

1963: Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. reports earnings of $7.1 million on sales of $150 million.

Advertisement: Last two days at the Paramount, “To kill a Mockingbird,” winner of three Academy Awards.

The Mahoning County Democratic Central Committee picks Atty. Horace G. Tetlow, chief deputy in Probate Court and a past president of the Mahoning County Bar Association, to succeed the late William D. Holt as Mahoning County recorder.

1938: A man believed to be the owner of a 150-gallon whisky still engages in a gun battle in Wilson Avenue with federal liquor agent Joe Irzyk and escapes. No one is injured.

J.L. Perry, the new president of Carnegie-Illinois Steel Co., tells 250 business and industrial leaders at the New Castle Junior Chamber of Commerce dinner that only business can restore the nation to prosperity.

Youngstown telephone subscribers will receive about $850,000 in refunds from the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. under an agreement in which the company will pay $7.2 million to subscribers throughout the state.

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