Years Ago


Today is Tuesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2013. There are 175 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1776: The Declaration of Independence is read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops.

1850: The 12th president of the U.S., Zachary Taylor, dies after serving only 16 months of his term. (He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.)

1938: Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo dies at 68.

1943: During World War II, the Allies launch Operation Husky, their invasion of Sicily.

1962: Pop artist Andy Warhol’s exhibit of 32 paintings of Campbell’s soup cans opens in LA.

1974: Former U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren dies at age 83.

1992: Democrat Bill Clinton taps Tennessee Sen. Al Gore to be his running mate.

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1988: Ohio Sen. Howard Metzenbaum is leading the opposition to a proposal by 13 Southern senators that President Reagan order the Army Corps of Engineers to divert water form the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, which is at historic lows due to the drought.

Car and motorcycle accidents overnight in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys kill six men ranging in age from 17 to 28.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-17, proposes that the Army Corps of Engineers freeze the number of docks on Berlin Lake.

1973: Trumbull County Sheriff Robert W. Barnett believes robbery was the motive in the shotgun slayings of Warren industrialist C. Walter Holmquist and his wife, Dorothy, in their McCleary-Jacoby Road near Cortland.

Liberty Police Chief James M. Cerenelli says he will probably charge three township youths with curfew violation over allegations of harassment toward former Liberty High School Football Coach Sam Fornsaglio.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Potts says federal charges of attempted destruction of interstate property have been dismissed against Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Ernie “Fats” Holmes, 24.

1963: New Castle Council names Robert W. Rainey mayor, the first Democrat to hold the job in 35 years.

Charges are expected to be filed against a Boardman homeowner accused of planting boards with rusty nails protruding in his lawn to keep youngsters from walking or riding bikes on it. A 21/2 year-old boy walking barefoot with his father stepped on one of the boards 2 feet off the road.

The 7th District Court of Appeals rules that Dominic Moio, former Youngstown racketeer now of Canton, had the legal right to refuse questions of a state fire marshal investigating rackets and frees him from jail.

1938: Youngstown police arrest a 29-year-old ex-convict who has a history of 29 arrests in attacks on women, including a 15-year-old girl.

Helen Stanek, 12, of Adams playground, wins the Youngstown jacks championship in a tournament in front of Stambaugh Auditorium,. Olga Pislak won the junior title.

Canfield Fair President Fay Heintzelman says directors are aiming to make the 92nd annual fair the biggest in history and anticipate more than 50,000 to attend the three-day event that will open Sept. 2.

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