Years Ago

Today is Saturday, July 20, the 201st day of 2013. There are 164 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1861: The Congress of the Confederate States convenes in Richmond, Va.

1944: An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb fails as the explosion only wounds the Nazi leader.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is nominated for a fourth term at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

1968: The first International Special Olympics Summer Games, organized by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, take place at Soldier Field in Chicago.

1969: Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module.


1988: U.S. Rep. Douglas Applegate of Steubenville joins most of the Ohio delegation in voting for Michael Dukakis as the Democratic presidential nominee, but U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. casts his vote for Jesse Jackson.

A study by the Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency estimates $1.57 billion is needed to repair and replace bridges in five NE Ohio counties over five years.

Cutting back on busing and closing some schools may be the next step for the Youngstown Board of Eduction, says Rose DeGise, board president.

1973: June figures from the Mahoning County Welfare Department show a decline of 62 cases and a drop in every category except Aid for Dependent Children.

Joseph Habuda, promoter of the controversial Hazelwood Avenue asphalt plant, says that his differences with city hall have inspired him to seek a site outside Youngstown.

Connie Hunter, who just completed her sophomore year at Boardman High, will enter Ohio State University at age 15.

1963: Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is free to go ahead with its plans for a new Belmont Branch Library at 1344 Fifth Avenue.

Henry L. Kuhn, 46, a Warren postman, is killed when struck by a car backing out of a driveway at 814 Tod Ave. NW.

The Most Rev. Emmet M. Walsh, bishop of Youngstown, will dedicate St. Joseph Provider Church, a $346,000 structure at Porter Avenue and 16th Street in Campbell on Aug. 4.

1938: The body of a man found near Hubbard is identified as Walter “Budo” Masluk, 28, one of the men believed to have escaped during a police ambush that thwarted a robbery at the Eagles Club in East Palestine.

John W. Lyden, a candidate for Mahoning County auditor, demands that county commissioners discharge Isador Feuer as county relief director.

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