Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, March 5, the 64th day of 2013. There are 301 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1770: British soldiers who’d been taunted by a crowd of colonists open fire, killing five people.

1946: Winston Churchill delivers his “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.

1953: Soviet dictator Josef Stalin dies after three decades in power.

1960: Elvis Presley is discharged from the U.S. Army.

1963: Country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins die in the crash of their Piper Comanche, near Camden, Tenn.

1983: Country Music Television (CMT) makes its debut with the video “It’s Four in the Morning,” by Faron Young.


1988: Richard North, 43, and William McClendon, 12, are killed in a fire that swept through their home at 213 Breadan St.

A state analysis shows the Warren City School District has a debt of $6.7 million and may need a loan from the state.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. of Poland, D-17th, says he’ll appeal U.S. Tax Court’s finding that Traficant owes $88,917 in unpaid taxes, including that on $108,000 Traficant allegedly accepted from organized crime figures

1973: A 9-year-old boy admits that he set a fire in the rest room of Sacred Heart Church on Lincoln Park Drive. Damage was confined to the rest room.

Two bold bandits walk into the Western Union office at 213 W. Boardman St., a half block from the police station, and escape with $25 to $35 from the cash drawer.

Cardinal Mooney High School wins the National Forensic League district tournament sweepstakes trophy for the third consecutive year.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development rejects Mahoning County’s bid for $1 million for sewers in several areas, including New Springfield.

1963: Nineteen horses, including some show animals, are saved from a fire that destroyed the Houck Horse Barn on the Canfield Fairgrounds.

The Youngstown Board of Education adopts a 1963 budget of $12.3 million, which is $422,000 below the actual expenditures for 1962.

At the ground breaking for Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. $5 million research center in Boardman, Gov.. James A. Rhodes says the project is a milestone in Ohio’s industrial renewal, which he hopes will add 200,000 jobs to the state’s economy.

1938: Frank L. Baldwin, former mayor, retired judge of the court of domestic relations and a member of a Valley pioneer family, dies at his home at 318 Lora Ave. of a heart attack.

A jury of 12 men in the federal courtroom of Judge Mell G. Underwood in Steubenville awards $10,000 to Mrs. Cora Lillian Burnham, 43, in her breach of promise suit against the Rev. Harold C. Zeis, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Steubenville.

President Roosevelt approves $158.308 in WPA funds for developing the Meander Reservoir reservation as a bird, game and fish preserve.

Canfield banker Thad C. Rose is elected chairman of the board of elections and John Vitullo is re-elected clerk.

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