Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2013. There are 355 days left in the year.

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On this date in:

1860: The Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Mass., collapses and catches fire, killing up to 145 people, mostly women from Scotland and Ireland.

1861: Florida becomes the third state to secede from the Union.

1870: John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.

1920: The League of Nations is established as the Treaty of Versailles goes into effect.

1962: John W. McCormack becomes speaker of the House, succeeding the late Samuel T. Rayburn.

1971: “Masterpiece Theatre” premieres on PBS with host Alistair Cooke introducing the drama series “The First Churchills.”

1984: The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century.

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1988: Boardman’s Bernie Kosar leads the Cleveland Browns to a 31-28 playoff game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

East Liverpool Mayor James Scafide, who was sworn in Jan. 1 at the age of 26 as mayorof the city, spends his first week in office battling the threat of an oil spill in the Ohio River that threatened the city’s water supply.

1973: Private nursing homes and the Mahoning County Nursing Home to impose a ban on visiting in response to the outbreak of upper respiratory infections.

Sharon Steel Corp. will install a new 150-ton Linz-Donitz basic oxygen furnace at its Farrell Works at a cost of $10 million.

1963: Tuition at Youngs-town University will be increased $2 per semester hour in the fall, bringing the cost to $18 per hour.

Austintown police keep an overnight watch on the Greenbrier home of rackets figure Joseph Jasper Aiello after an anonymous telephone caller reports the house will be blown up.

1938: Youngstown Police Chief Carl Olson says police seized a slot machine at the Blue Bird Club, 2714 Mahoning Ave. and have been searching eight or 10 spots a night looking for the machines.

Mahoning County Sheriff Ralph Elser releases a photograph of Norman Smith, a young farmhand being sought in the murder of Mrs. And Mrs. Henry Baumeister and Theodore Baumeister, Henry’s father, at their North Lima farm.

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