Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2013. There are 174 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1919: President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate, and urged its ratification. (However, the Senate rejected it.)

1913: The highest recorded shade temperature is measured in Death Valley, Calif., at 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 degrees Celsius).

1929: American paper currency is reduced in size as the government begins issuing bills that were approximately 25 percent smaller.

1962: AT&T’s Telstar 1 communications satellite, capable of relaying television signals and telephone calls, is launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral.

1985: The Greenpeace protest ship Rainbow Warrior is sunk with explosives in Auckland, New Zealand by French intelligence agents; one activist was killed.

2008: President George W. Bush signs a bill overhauling rules about government eavesdropping and granting immunity to telecommunications companies that help the U.S. spy on Americans in suspected terrorism cases.

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1988: Trumbull County Commissioner Arthur U. Magee says Youngstown’s expanding Poland Avenue treatment plant is a regional facility largely built with federal funds and the Ohio EPA should require Youngstown to provide sewage treatment to the Petro Stopping Center in Weathersfield Township.

Elizabeth Kobly, a 1975 graduate of Chaney High School, receives her juris doctorate degree from the University of Akron Law School and has been named an assistant law director for the city of Youngstown.

1973: Youngstown Water Commissioner David O’Neill says the city is unable to deliver water fast enough to a small section of Austintown Township and the city of Canfield during the drought and urges residents and companies to conserve water in those areas.

Edward Werden, director of the Youngstown Society for the Blind, is elected chairman of the advisory committee for the new Radio Talking Book Program tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-August using WYSU-FM’s signal.

1963: Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. reports earnings for the first half of 1963 of $13.8 million on sales of $341 million or $3.97 a share.

Internal Revenue Service agents at the Wicklife office use sledge hammers to destroy several pinball machines seized in raids and burn several hundred dollars worth of punch boards.

1938: A lone gunman robs the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. supermarket at Fairlawn Avenue and Market Street, escaping with the day’s receipts, estimated at between $400 ad $1,000.

Youngstown has grown from a mill town to a metropolitan city that is the heart of a trading area the covers five counties over two states and contains more than 500,000 people.

Two rumble-seat riders, Ed Garvin, 24, of New Castle and David Law, 12, of Cleveland, are killed when the car in which they were riding overturned on New-Castle-Butler Road about 10 miles east of New Castle.

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