Years Ago

Today is Thursday, March 28, the 87th day of 2013. There are 278 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1834: The U.S. Senate votes to censure President Andrew Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.

1898: The Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, rules that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants is a U.S. citizen.

1930: The names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora are changed to Istanbul and Ankara.

1939: The Spanish Civil War effectively ends as Madrid falls to the forces of Francisco Franco.

1963: The Alfred Hitchcock film “The Birds” premieres in New York.

1969: The 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, dies in Washington, D.C., at age 78.

1979: America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurs inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.


1988: The Rev. Jay Alford, pastor of Highway Tabernacle Assembly of God Church, says membership and attendance at his church are growing because his is a strong Bible-based church and people find answers to life’s problems in the Bible.

Trumbull County commissioners are pursuing a King-Graves Road interchange on state Route 11 and an interceptor sewer extension to the air base to spur development at the Youngstown Municipal Airport.

Dave Detwiler of Columbiana wins the 1988 Youngstown Cribbage Tournament in the Wick Park pavilion. Mike Jorand is second, Pat Irwon, third, and Joe Kenney, fourth.

1973: Fire heavily damages the vacant State theater on Federal Street. The basement was being used as a furniture warehouse.

Ohio Edison Co. announces that because of increasing costs of providing environmental protection the company is seeking an increase in residential and commercial electric rates in the Youngstown district.

1963: Police say that Dominic Senzarino Jr., who is being held on safe-cracking charges, was apparently worried about being targeted by car bombers. They found that his 1963 Pontiac had a safety switch that would cut off the ignition, warning him if anyone had opened the hood while the car was parked.

Youngstown Municipal Judge Don L. Hanni Jr. levies the maximum fine of $200 against a man charged with playing a number and says anyone else brought before him on charges of bug gambling will also be fined to the maximum.

After an executive session, the Austintown Board of Education says there was a misunderstanding and it is not eliminating the baccalaureate service.

1938: The Vindicator is expecting between 40,000 and 50,000 visitors at its new $800,000 plant at Vindicator Square and W. Boardman Street.

More than half of 109 applicants for naturalization fail to pass an examination by Judge J.H.C. Lyon, most for not being able to read a newspaper, one of Judge Lyon’s requirements.

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