Years Ago

Today is Monday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2013. There are 337 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1813: The novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen is first published anonymously in London.

1915: The U.S. Coast Guard is created as President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill merging the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service.

1916: Louis D. Brandeis is nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to the Supreme Court.

1945: During World War II, Allied supplies begin reaching China over the newly reopened Burma Road.

1980: Six U.S. diplomats who had avoided being taken hostage at their embassy in Tehran fly out of Iran with the help of Canadian diplomats.

1986: The space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members.


1988: A port authority’s power to increase the Youngstown Municipal Airport’s revenue and traffic would be seriously curtailed if the National Weather Service reduces services or closes its airport station, authority members say.

Warren Councilman-at- large James Keating, D, moves to muzzle public comment at a public meeting from opponents of a 650-bed state prison on Warren’s West Side.

A 23-year-old Youngs-town woman is sentenced to 30 days in jail after being found guilty of assaulting three employees at the McDonald’s restaurant on Mahoning Avenue because her drive-thru order was short by two cheeseburgers.

1973: Girard Municipal court turned over $176,000 to the general fund in 1987, more than double what it produced a year earlier.

Deputy Auditor Kenneth B. Little says only 955 of the 1,600 mobile home owners in Mahoning County have paid their state mobile home taxes, and those who haven’t face a 10 percent penalty.

The Mahoning County Board of Elections adopts a plan for 208 precincts in Youngstown’s seven wards .

1963: The deaths of eight Youngstown area residents are attributed to a frigid snowstorm that swept through the area, including four men who died of heart attack while shoveling snow in near-zero temperatures.

Speaking at a noon luncheon of the Mahoning Valley McKinley Club in the Mural Building, U.S. Rep. William Ayres of Akron accuses President Kennedy of pressuring pharmaceutical companies into donating $53 million worth of drugs used to ransom Bay of Pigs prisoners from Cuba.

1938: Despite a June strike, Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. reports a net profit of $12 million for 1937, a 15 percent increase over the 1936 profit.

Art Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates football team, makes one last attempt to lure Byron “Whizzer” White from the ranks of amateurs to his professional team with the offer of a $15,000 contract. White, a Colorado University All-American quarterback, has been offered a Rhodes Scholarship.

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