Years Ago

Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2013. There are 347 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1911: The first landing of an aircraft on a ship takes place as pilot Eugene B. Ely brings his Curtiss biplane in for a safe landing on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor.

1943: During World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launch their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually crush the rebellion.

1957: A trio of B-52’s complete the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more than 45 hours aloft.

1993: The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is observed in all 50 states for the first time.


1988: The Cleveland Browns lose a heartbreaker to the Denver Broncos, 38-33, in the AFC Championship game when Earnest Byner fumbles on the Denver 2-yard-line with a minute left in the game. Salem’s Rich Karlis kicked five extra points and a 38-yard field goal for the Broncos.

1973: Taderral McCaskey, 18, who had told relatives he feared for his life, is shot dead as he walked on Hillman Street near Lakewood Avenue by a man who approached him from the rear and fired one bullet into his head.

The Rev. Paul Bauer, D.D., of Monroe Church, Akron, is elected first moderator of the newly constituted Presbytery J that covers Mahoning, Trumbull, Summit and Portage counties during a meeting at John Knox United Presbyterian Church in Youngstown.

1963: Mrs. Harriet O’Hair, 42, and Joseph Clark, 44, are found asphyxiated at the O’Hair home, 445 First St. SW, Warren, after a faulty flue allowed gas fumes to accumulate in the converted garage-home.

Bill Beach, a previously unheralded bowler from Sharon, Pa., sets a new four-game record for the 22-year-old All Star Bowling Tournament, dropping a total of 1,000 pins in the tournament’s second-round qualifier.

1938: Mahoning County commissioners approve hiring nine more relief workers to handle the rush of applications at the relief office. Director I.L. Feuer says more than 900 applications have been received in the last month.

Mark F. Flanagan, Democratic state central committeeman, is recommended for membership on the Mahoning County Board of Elections to succeed acting Postmaster A.W. Craver.

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