Years Ago

Today is Thursday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2013. There are 292 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1743: A memorial service is held at Faneuil Hall in Boston honoring Peter Faneuil, who had donated the building bearing his name.

1923: President Warren G. Harding becomes the first chief executive to file an income tax return, paying a tax of $17,990 on his $75,000 salary.

1951: During the Korean War, United Nations forces recapture Seoul.

1964: A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and sentences him to death. (Both the conviction and death sentence are later overturned, but Ruby dies before he could be retried.)

1967: The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial site at Arlington National Cemetery.


1988: Youngstown’s large minority employment pool and ready access to utilities and highways are said to be among the strongest points for landing the $39 million Northeast Ohio Correctional Institution.

About 150 former unionized Mahoning Sparkle Market workers will regain their jobs at new Apple Markets under an agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 880.

William Schollaert M., superintendent of Mill Creek Park since 1981, says the park is a unique asset and one of the finest parks in the nation.

1973: Lt. Cmdr. Bradley E. Smith of Lake Milton makes a surprise visit to Youngstown City Council on Tri-Hi-Y and Hi-Y Civic Day on his first day back in Mahoning County after spending almost seven years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 80 Eastbound is closed after a tractor trailer rig loaded with plate glass smashes into a bridge abutment and bursts into flames near Hubbard.

1963: Stock certificates valued at $60,000 are recovered in Harrisburg 15 months after they were taken from a trunk in the bedroom of elderly brothers John C. Wilkes, 79, and Samuel Wilkes, 93, who live on N. Oakland Avenue, Sharon.

Finance Director George W. Cailor recommends a computer system to correct an enforcement lag that has allowed nearly 40,000 unpaid parking tickets to accumulate in municipal court files for over a year.

1938: John B. Estabrook is manager of the $400,000 Sunlight Electric plant of General Motors Corp. on Dana Avenue in Warren. It is being built at the east end of the GMC Packard Electric plant, which has grown from 750 employees in 1936 to 1,300.

Former Ohio Supreme Court Judge Coleman Avery, 58, dies three hours after he was found unconscious beside the body of his wife, Sara, in their fashionable Cincinnati home. Police say it appears to be a case of murder-suicide.

State Tournament aspirations of Salem and Warren high teams are crushed in the NEO District Class A meet in Akron as Akron St. Vincent’s trims Salem, 19-18, and Akron Buchtel disposes of Warren Harding, 21-10.

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