Years Ago

Today is Sunday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2013. There are 338 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1756: Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born in Salzburg, Austria.

1880: Thomas Edison receives a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.

1913: The musical play “The Isle O’ Dreams” opens in New York; it features the song “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” by Ernest Ball, Chauncey Olcott and George Graff Jr.

1943: Some 50 bombers strike Wilhelmshaven in the first all-American air raid against Germany during World War II.

1945: Soviet troops liberate the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.

1967: Astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee die in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo spacecraft.

More than 60 nations sign a treaty banning the orbiting of nuclear weapons.

1973: The Vietnam peace accords are signed in Paris.


1988: An AIDS curriculum for Boardman schools unveiled at a public meeting is criticized by some parents as too explicit and by others as not explicit enough.

After watching the Denver Broncos eliminate the Cleveland Browns in the AFC championship game, Vindicator Sports Editor Chuck Perazich predicts that the Super Bowl between Denver and the Washington Redskins will be dominated by John Elway.

1973:The Rev. Richard R. Madden, superior of St. Theresa Monastery on Volney Road, will conduct a Day of Renewal at St. Dominic Church.

Melissa Farmintino, 3, of 69 W. Evergreen Ave., is flown to the Cincinnati Shrine Burns Institute with burns suffered when her dress caught fire while she was playing near the fireplace.

1963: Final results in the Local 377 Teamsters election gives John J. Angelo slate five of nine union offices, the same that Angelo had won three years earlier in an election that faced court challenges.

Some 2,000 volunteers canvass residential areas of Mahoning County as residents will be asked to “Give for the Life of a Child” as the March of Dimes marks its 25th anniversary.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says President Kennedy’s tax reduction plan offers a bleak prospect for economic growth because it puts too much emphasis on consumer spending by cutting the lower brackets, while upper brackets may actually pay more. The chamber also objects to a budget deficit created by the cuts.

1938:Thirty Youngstown business leaders are invited to a meeting Feb. 3 at the Youngstown Club where plans will be outlined for the introduction of “hospital insurance which would provide individuals up to 21 days of hospitalization a year in a ward for a monthly premium of 60 cents. Seventy-five cents would provide a semi-private room.

Advertisement: A sample carton of brews from the Renner brewery: eight bottles of Clipper, eight of Old German and eight of premium ale — $2.

The choking sounds of “Black Sambo,” a cat owned by the Rolland Weingard family, awakens governess Thelma Owens to a fire in the home near Salem. The governess led the four Weingard children, Jean, Glen, Vernon and Raymond, to safety minutes before flames engulfed the home. The cat died in the fire.

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