Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2013. There are 350 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1559: England’s Queen Elizabeth I is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1862: The U.S. Senate confirms President Abraham Lincoln’s choice of Edwin M. Stanton to be the new Secretary of War, replacing Simon Cameron.

1913: Actor Lloyd Bridges is born in San Leandro, Calif.

1929: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is born in Atlanta.

1961: A U.S. Air Force radar tower off the New Jersey coast collapses into the Atlantic Ocean during a severe storm, killing all 28 men aboard.

1967: The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeat the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game, retroactively known as Super Bowl I.

2009: US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ditches his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of birds disabled both engines; all 155 people aboard survive.


1988: The Youngstown Board of Education unanimously elects Rose DeGise president, replacing Jennie Dalessandro.

State Rep. Robert Hagan tells the Eastgate Development and Transportation Board that safeguarding the Meander Reservoir water supply from possible contamination from chemical trucks traveling over the reservoir on bridges should be a top priority.

1973: Bread prices in the Youngstown area are rising with Schwebel increasing its prices 1 cent a loaf, following a 2-cent per loaf increase by Continental Baking, which produces Wonder Bread.

About 500 members of Warren’s black community march to the Trumbull County Courthouse, demonstrating their concern for a rash of recent murders and other violent crimes in the city.

1963: A panel of visiting appeals court judges upholds Youngstown’s anti-gambling ordinance in a test involving two types of coin-operated bowling games.

Two Cleveland real estate men buy the Canfield Plaza on Route 224 for $1 million and plan to build a two-story department store addition between the plaza and the Canfield Colonial Lanes.

1938: Prof. Warren A. Seavey, professor of law at Harvard University, tells 400 lawyers and persons interested in the practice of law at the opening session of the law institute at Youngstown College that the manufacturer rather than the merchant is liable if a product would harm the ultimate consumer.

Henry W. Heedy, industrialist and civic leader, dies in North Side Hospital at the age of 87.

Police are seeking a boy whose sled overtook that of Joan Barnett, 7, on Willis Avenue and broke her leg. She is in South Side Hospital; the boy ran.

Wallace T. Metcalfe, secretary of the Youngstown Civil Service Commission, asks for a complete investigation to determine whether any members of the police and fire departments were hired after they had reached the maximum age of 36.

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