Years Ago

Today is Monday, July 1, the 182st day of 2013. There are 183 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1863: The pivotal, three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in a Union victory, begins in Pennsylvania.

1903: The first Tour de France begins. (It ends on July 19; the winner is Maurice Garin.)

1912: Aviator Harriet Quimby, 37, is killed along with her passenger, William Willard, when they are thrown out of Quimby’s monoplane at the Third Annual Boston Aviation Meet.

1973: The Drug Enforcement Administration is established.

2004: Actor Marlon Brando dies in Los Angeles at age 80.


1988: Campeau Corp. which acquired Federated Department Stores in a bloody $6.6 billion takeover battle in April, will join with the Edward J. DeBartolo Corp. of Youngstown to develop and build shopping malls.

Sunny skies and warm days boost attendance at the Trumbull County Fair with a paid attendance on Thursday of 8,018 and higher attendance anticipated during the holiday weekend.

1973: Former Coach Merle Rosselle, Youngstown North High School’s principal, retires after 38 years as an educator.

Anthony Pannunzio, president of Pannunzio Contractors Inc., will serve as general chairman of the 31st Biennial Convention of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, Order of the Sons of Italy, which will be held at the Sheraton Inn West, Youngstown.

1963: A cement truck headed from Greenwood, Ohio, to Wampum, Pa., crushes a Tennessee car trying to beat a traffic light at Routes 224 and 45 in Ellsworth, killing four occupants, and injuring two others.

1938: Los Angeles police are investigating the murder of King D. Gray, 52, a cameraman whose body was found in his car clutching a mysterious letter from New Castle, Pa., that began with the salutation, “Dear Daddy.”

Fishing opens on Mill Creek’s three lakes and Robert Bowes, 15, of Hubbard hooks a 171/2 inch large-mouth bass while Wilbur and Clarence Wilson and Bobby Tevis of Youngstown catch a 17-inch large mouth bass.

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