Years Ago

Today is Friday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2013. There are 123 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1861: Union Gen. John C. Fremont institutes martial law in Missouri and declares slaves there to be free. (However, Fremont’s emancipation order is countermanded by President Abraham Lincoln).

1862: Confederate forces win victories against the Union at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Va., and the Battle of Richmond in Kentucky.

1905: Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut as a player for the Detroit Tigers, hitting a double in his first at-bat in a game against the New York Highlanders. (The Tigers win, 5-3.)

2012: Mitt Romney launches his fall campaign for the White House with a rousing, remarkably personal speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., proclaiming that America needs “jobs, lots of jobs.” Earlier in the evening, actor-director Clint Eastwood offered an endorsement of Romney that entailed using an empty chair to represent President Barack Obama.


1988: The city of Sharon will have to spend $10 million to bring its sanitary sewer system into compliance with Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams Act.

Ted Katula Jr., a Campbell native who was vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle’s golf coach at DePauw University, remembers Quayle as an unpretentious young man and superb golfer who did not flaunt his wealth.

Youngstown City Council passes a resolution that will require any landowner seeking city sewer or water service to agree to annexation to the city.

1973: Common Pleas Judge Clyde W. Osborne issues a temporary injunction barring the Youngstown Board of Education from enforcing its residency for teachers, administrators and non-certificated personnel.

The 127th annual Canfield Fair opens its five-day run under sunny skies and 90-degree temperatures.

Dr. John J. Coffelt will be inaugurated as the third president of Youngstown State University in a quiet ceremony during the summer commencement exercises.

1963: Lt. Melvin Pump, 29, of Ravenna, who has relatives in Ravenna, Edinburg and Youngstown, is among 11 airmen reported missing at sea after two stratotankers disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean.

Advertisement: Appearing at the McGuffey-Garland Plaza on Youngs-town’s East Side, Aunt Jemima in person. Free Aunt Jemima pancakes, Vermont maid syrup and Hills Brothers coffee will be served in the parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1938: Dave “Red” Martin, 39, and John Vaughn, 39, are seriously wounded in a gun duel at Foster Street and Madison Avenue that followed a quarrel between Vaughn and a third man, who is in police custody.

Wells Laird Griswold, 70, former principal of Rayen School and retired trust officer of the Dollar Savings & Trust Co., dies at his home at 102 Woodbine Ave.

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