Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2013. There are 343 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1498: During his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrives at the present-day Caribbean island of St. Vincent.

1922: Pope Benedict XV dies; he is succeeded by Pius XI.

1944: During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio, Italy.

1973: U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalizes abortions using a trimester approach.

Former President Lyndon B. Johnson dies at his Texas ranch at age 64.


1988: A posse armed with tranquilizer guns are combing the area around the Rogers Honor Farm after 10 calves walk away from the barn and disappear into the heavy brush and ravines north of the farm.

Youngstown Mayor Patrick Ungaro joins a group of mayors who urge Congress to block additional aid to the Contras in Nicaragua and shift that money to domestic spending.

Architect Michael Graves’ design for the Historical Center of Industry and Labor to be constructed near downtown Youngstown is one of 13 uncompleted projects that have been cited for design excellence by Progressive Architecture magazine.

1973: Boardman Fire Chief Donald C. Cover is proud of the department’s new pumper truck, No. 201, which is powered by a 450 horsepower turbine engine and is the first of its kind in the country.

Eileen Bradford, a Youngstown policewoman for four years is the first city employee ordered removed from her job by Mayor Jack C. Hunter for failure to live in the city.

Youngstown and the Federal Aviation Administration will share the $800,000 cost of repaving the main landing strip at Youngstown Municipal Airport.

1963: Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. increases sales, despite lower ingot production, enabling the firm to boost 1962 earnings to $27 million, 20 percent above those of 1961.

The Youngstown Board of Education will use an unexpected year-end tax settlement of $128,000 to restore school bus service for 197 pupils who lost transportation as part of an austerity program.

1938: Gus Hall, indicted for illegal possession of explosives as the alleged “brains” in the terrorist bombings during the CIO strike against Republic Steel Corp. during the summer of 1937, pleads guilty to a lesser charge in Trumbull County Common Pleas court and is fined $500 and costs.

Steel output in the Youngstown district inches up 1 percent to 28 percent of capacity as Republic Steel Corp.’s Bessemer plant resumes a single shift.

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