Years Ago

Today is Sunday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2013. There are 303 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln signs a measure creating the National Academy of Sciences.

1913: More than 5,000 suffragists march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., a day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson.

1931: “The Star-Spangled Banner” becomes the national anthem of the United States as President Herbert Hoover signs a congressional resolution.

1945: The Allies secure the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II.

1974: A Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashes shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris, killing all 346 people on board.

1991: Motorist Rodney King is severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers in a scene captured on amateur video.


1988: The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct a feasibility study on contracting out work being preformed by civilian employees at the Youngstown Air Reserve Base.

Rep. Robert E. Hagan, D-Madison, gavels to a close a hearing on the proposed repeal of Ohio’s mandatory seat belt law after a heated exchange between Hagan, who supports current law, and Rep. Richard Rench, R-Milan, who has proposed the repeal.

1973: Youngstown police arrest four men for the armed robbery of the Isa Abballah Salem Grocery at 2047 Jacobs Road about a half hour after the robbery when Patrolmen Robert Palmer and Grant Hess spot two men changing clothes in a car at Edgar Avenue and Jacobs Road.

State Sen. Harry Meshel revives a bill that would hold harmless motion picture projectionists who show obscene films because they are only employees without any power to decide what films are shown.

1963: An editorial in the Saturday Evening Post accompanying a five-page story on organized crime in the Youngstown area says, “until each honest man is aroused, the cesspool will remain. And Youngstown will remain a shame to the nation.”

A national campaign is shaping up to “sell” the country on the need for a $1 billion Lake Erie-Ohio River waterway.

1938: George “Duke” Tablack’s call for a citywide investigation of crime and vice in Struthers backfires into an angry denunciation of Tablack and a vote of confidence in Mayor Thomas A. Roberts following a verbal battle witnessed by a crowd of 300.

The Ohio Senate, angered by refusal of the House to vote for continuance of the Senate committee’s investigation of graft in Gov. Martin Davey’s administration, says it will recess without giving state departments funds for operation.

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