Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, May 14, the 134th day of 2013. There are 231 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1643: Louis XIV becomes King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.

1796: English physician Edward Jenner inoculates 8-year-old James Phipps against smallpox by using cowpox matter.

1804: The Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory as well as the Pacific Northwest leaves camp near present-day Hartford, Ill.

1863: Union forces defeat the Confederates in the Battle of Jackson, Miss.

1900: The Olympic games open in Paris, held as part of the 1900 World’s Fair.

1913: The Rockefeller Foundation is founded in New York.

1942: Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” is first performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


1988: Youngstown police and federal agents raid Cy-Rak’s Lounge, a frequently targeted East Side gambling den, charging three people and seizing cash and illegal numbers slips.

The Most Rev. Nicholas Smiosko, bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, celebrates the Divine Liturgy at St. Michael Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church, 125 Steel St., to mark the church’s golden anniversary.

With a final decision perhaps just a week away, Youngstown officials are sticking with the GF Furniture Systems site as Youngstown’s first and only choice for a new $39 million state prison.

1973: Dean Stabner, driver, and Barry Morgan, navigator, win the Safe Driving Road Rally at Canfield Fairgrounds. Nineteen cars were entered in the 105-mile competition.

Sen. Richard Schweiker, R-Pa., introduces a bill in the U.S. Senate to ban the sale of horses for human consumption.

Mayor Jack C. Hunter says he would welcome a series of debates with former Mayor Anthony B. Flask in the weeks leading up to the November election.

1963: Alex N. Lucas, 59, serving a 2-to 20-year sentence in Ohio Penitentiary for burglary and attempted escape, confesses to killing East Side tavern owner Maksym Olenych in July 1961 while Olenych was trying to break up a brawl at the Ajax Bar.

John M. Hazlett of Erskine Avenue, Boardman, is appointed chief industrial engineer of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.

1938: Rose Rosapepe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Attilio Rosapepe, Bryson Street, is crowned queen of the 7th annual Youngstown College Junior Prom held at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Herbert H. Waldschmidt is appointed director of purchases of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.

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