Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, March 26, the 85th day of 2013. There are 280 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1874: Poet Robert Frost is born in San Francisco.

1892: Poet Walt Whitman dies in Camden, N.J.

1962: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Baker v. Carr, gives federal courts the power to order reapportionment of states’ legislative districts.

1973:The soap opera “Young and the Restless” premieres on CBS-TV.

1979: A peace treaty is signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and witnessed by President Jimmy Carter at the White House.

1988: Jesse Jackson stuns fellow Democrats by soundly defeating Michael S. Dukakis in Michigan’s Democratic presidential caucuses.


1988: Dr. James Fleming, founder and medical director of the Huron Road Family Medical Center, tells Youngstown State University’s graduating class that showing concern for the disadvantaged is the key to happiness.

Spurred by a warning that landfills are reaching their capacity, the Eastgate Development and Transportation Agency will conduct a study to determine where residential garbage comes from, where it goes and where it will go in the future.

Betty Chine and Kathy Halas are honored for their roles in foiling a bank robbery at the Dollar Savings & Trust Co.’s West View Branch.

1973: The story of “Dumpy,” the dog rescued from a landfill near Salem after being gassed and shot by a dog warden, attracts national attention after a Vindicator story moved on the Associated Press wire.

Samuel Norris of Youngstown is elected exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 35 for the third time.

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Breckner of Sebring are notified that their son, Lt. Col. William J. Breckner Jr., is listed among 107 prisoners of war slated to be released by North Vietnam. Breckner’s F-4 Phantom was shot down July 3, 1972.

1963: Dominic P. Senzarino Jr. of Struthers is arrested and charged with the attempted safecracking of a J.C. Penney store in Norfolk, Va.

The night watchman at Union National Bank identifies one of three men being held for the Youngstown Club arson in Cleveland as the man who tied him up and blindfolded him the night of the fire.

P.W. Johnston, chairman of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad executive committee, tells the Interstate Commerce Commission that merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads would be fatal to the Erie Lackawanna as an independent line.

1938: Two Youngstown pedestrians are killed by autos, bringing the city’s traffic toll to five so far in 1938. Dead are Mrs. Margaret Ralston, 41, and Lamar H. Clay, 51, of Tod Avenue.

In Youngstown in March, the driver who overparks has been penalized more than drunken drivers, reckless drivers and other violators of state motor laws. The parking fine is $1; the average fine for traffic violators has been 65 cents.

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