Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2013. There are 284 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1765: The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resist the tax. (The Stamp Act is repealed a year later.)
1894: Hockey’s first Stanley Cup championship game is played; home team Montreal defeats Ottawa, 3-1.
1958: Movie producer Mike Todd, the husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three other people are killed in the crash of Todd’s private plane near Grants, N.M.
1963: The Beatles’ debut album, “Please Please Me,” is released in the United Kingdom by Parlophone.
1978: Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act, falls to his death while walking a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1988: Trumbull County Democrats refuse to officially back three incumbents in the May primary: Clerk of Courts Violet C. Whitman, state Rep. June Lucas and Domestic Relations Judge Thomas F. Norton.
Dr. Ellis List Jr. of Bristolville, who disappeared while on a trip to Arizona Oct. 29, 1986, is declared legally dead by Trumbull County Probate Judge Thomas A. Swift.
1973: The body of a man found in a Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, dump is identified as John Conner, 66, of the Youngstown Hotel, who has been missing since the beginning of the year.
A 24-year-old East Side woman is assaulted by two men as she walked on McGuffey Road, the 16th rape of a woman in the city this year.
1963: More than 1,600 teachers from Youngstown and Hubbard public schools visit industrial plants throughout the area as part of Business-Education Day sponsored by the Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce.
Karen Kasmer will reign as Youngstown University’s junior prom queen at the 31st annual dance in the Idora Park Ballroom.
1938: Legislation authorizing the purchase of 536 parking meters for the downtown district is defeated in a 4-3 vote after heated discussion.
Two district children are killed by automobiles, Regina Sackett, 20 months of Sharon, and Raymond Farkas, 6, of Howland.
Youngstown will join 19 major cities in a special conference in Cleveland to lay plans for an emergency relief program to avert a possible crisis.