Years Ago

Today is Monday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2013. There are 351 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1784: The United States ratifies a peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary War.

1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle open a wartime conference in Casablanca.

1952: NBC’s “Today” show premieres, with Dave Garroway as the host, or “communicator.”

1969: Twenty-seven people aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, off Hawaii, are killed when a rocket warhead explodes, setting off a fire and additional explosions.

1993: TV talk show host David Letterman announced he is moving from NBC to CBS.


1988: Dolores P. Sullivan, adviser to Boardman High School’s student newspaper, The Bugle, says a Supreme Court ruling giving school officials carte blanche to censor student publications is an appalling statement that “students do not have the same rights of freedom of the press.”

Youngstown area legislators say they are pleased with Gov. Richard F. Celeste’s sixth State of the State address, which outlined new efforts to boost education and assist the elderly.

1973: FBI agents swoop down on suspected illegal sports gambling operations in Trumbull county, Akron, Cleveland, Canton, Niles, Columbus, Cincinnati and Las Vegas in simultaneous raids.

Proponents of a so-called stub canal launch a vigorous campaign in Western Pennsylvania at the same time that they are stepping up the campaign for support in the Mahoning Valley.

1963: Gov. Michael DiSalle commutes the sentence of Thomas Galati, who was convicted in the 1938 slaying of Youngstown mobster Roy “Happy” Marino, from first- to second-degree murder, making Galati eligible to apply for parole.

James A. Rhodes is sworn in as Ohio’s 61st governor.

1938: Mayor Lionel Evans indicates he is not seriously concerned with a proposed ordinance that would give him the authority to appoint a pinball machine inspector because there is no money to pay an inspector.

The Rev. Maurice J. Casey is appointed by Bishop Joseph Schrembs of Cleveland as pastor of St. Patrick’s church to succeed the late Rev. Msgr. William A. Kane.

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