Years Ago

Today is Friday, July 12, the 193nd day of 2013. There are 172 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1543: England’s King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.

1909: The House of Representatives joins the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing for a federal income tax, and submitted it to the states.

1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower is flown by helicopter from the White House to a secret mountaintop location as part of a drill involving a mock nuclear attack on Washington.

1967: Six days of race-related rioting erupt in Newark, N.J.; the violence claims 26 lives.

1977: President Jimmy Carter defends Supreme Court limits on government payments for poor women’s abortions, saying, “There are many things in life that are not fair.”

1984: Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announces he has chosen U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro is the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket.

1993: Some 200 people are killed when an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck northern Japan and triggered a tsunami.

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1988: A Better Community Citizens Group, which is allied with Brookfield Township Trustee Frank Simeon, announces that it has hired a lawyer to try to oust trustees Gene Kirila and John Madasz and Clerk Edward Manion.

John F. Hornbostel Jr., vice president and general counsel of RMI Co. in Niles, says a trade bill working its way through Congress would be stronger if it allowed private companies to take civil action against foreign producers who dump products on the U.S. market at below the cost of manufacturing.

1973: Domestic Relations Judge John J. Leskovyansky halts all new divorce trials until he clears an inherited docket of 173 incomplete cases, some dating back 10 years.

Youngstown residents will vote in November on a charter amendment placed on the ballot by city council that would require city employees to live in the city.

The Warren Board of Education approves a $13 million budget for 1974, about $300,000 less than the 1973 figures.

1963: The U.S. Department of Naturalization will not rule until August in the deportation case of Dominic Moio, a former Youngstown racketeer who is a suspect in the murder of Billy Naples in July 1962.

An antique steam-powered farm machinery show will be among the many new features at the 117th annual Canfield Fair when it opens Aug. 24.

A prospective customer who took a test drive in a 1957 Cadillac apparently liked the car so much that he sped off from Haselton Motors at 1901 Wilson Avenue after letting an employee, Gordon Bickles, out of the car.

1938: More than 100,000 Mahoning County residents will be eligible to vote in the Aug. 9 Democratic and Republican primaries after a final day of registration saw 2,875 voters come to the board of election office.

John J. Jaster, director of highways in Ohio, expresses his approval of a proposal to extend the Benjamin Franklin Highway, known as U.S. Route 224 in the Youngstown area, as a coast-to-coast highway.

The Board of Army Engineers for Rivers and Harbors will not take action until Sept. 26 at the earliest on a report on a Lake Erie-Ohio River waterway.

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