Years Ago

Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2013. There are 361 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, calls for legislation to provide assistance for the jobless, elderly, impoverished children and the handicapped.

1943: Soviet dictator Josef Stalin appears on the cover of Time as the magazine’s 1942 “Man of the Year.”

1951: During the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recapture the city of Seoul.

1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers his State of the Union address in which he outlines the goals of his “Great Society.”


1988:The Ohio Department of Health reports that four members of a Warren family have tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Robert Shannon, president of Ohio-Ontario Clean Fuels Inc., says a group of private investors from the Mahoning Valley provided money at a crucial time to keep the prospects of a proposed $225 million pilot coal liquification plant in Warren alive.

1973: Federal agents are coming to Youngstown to investigate the theft of $88,500 worth of food stamps from a safe at the Ivy Supply Co., 121, E. Rayen Ave., the largest such theft ever reported in the state.

1963: The Youngstown area records its second serious sledding accident in as many days as a 20-year-old Canfield woman suffers internal injuries when her sled struck a tree at Camp Stambaugh.

1938: Gov. Martin L. Davey accuses state Sen. Ralph Seidner of Youngstown of leading an “ugly conspiracy” to bring down the administration with baseless charges of graft.

Six well-dressed, masked gunmen hold up the barber shop of Paul Lawson at 921 Market St., escaping with $100 from the barber and five customers.

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