Years Ago

Today is Sunday, May 26, the 146th day of 2013. There are 219 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1521: Martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.

1868: The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal on the remaining charges.

1938: The House Un-American Activities Committee is established by Congress.

1940: The evacuation of more than 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, begins during World War II.

1942: The Tule Lake Segregation Center for Japanese-American wartime internees opens in northern California.

1952: Representatives of the United States, Britain, France and West Germany sign the Bonn Convention granting conditional sovereignty to, and ends the Allied occupation of, West Germany.

1969: The Apollo 10 astronauts return to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.

1972: President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. (The U.S. withdrew from the treaty in 2002.)

1998: The U.S. Supreme Court makes it far more difficult for police to be sued by people hurt during high-speed chases.


1988: Warren city officials are reveling over the city being chosen as the site of Ohio’s newest prison, a 650-bed, $35 million structure that will be built on 171 acres off Burnett Road on the West Side.

Niles Mayor Joseph Parise says a state grant of $180,000 will allow the Niles Tube Co. to take over the Form-Rite Tube Co. in the Niles Industrial Park on McKees Lane.

Commercial Intertech Co. announces it doubled its earnings in the second quarter of fiscal 1988, to $4.1 million on sales of $102 million. It was the first time in the company’s 68-year history that quarterly sales broke $100 million.

1973: Ohio motorists are feeling the effects of the gasoline shortage as two major companies, Standard Oil of Ohio and Marathon, limit purchases to 10 gallons per fill-up.

Mrs. Delores Thompson of Youngstown takes off from Youngstown Municipal Airport on a trip to New Orleans where she will be reunited with her 103-year-old grandmother, Sarah Jackson, who she recognized in an Associated Press photo that ran in The Vindicator in April. Mrs. Thompson, 56, had not seen her grandmother since the family moved to Youngstown in 1938.

1963: Tents blossom in Waddell Park in Niles as 400 Boy Scouts from the Western Reserve Council’s Southern District hold a weekend camporee.

Sandra J. Clark of San Jose, Calif, is named dean of women at Hiram College.

Some 1,500 youngsters depart from the Erie Station on a special train for the annual excursion to an Indians baseball game in Cleveland sponsored by the city Police Juvenile Bureau, the Board of Education, PTA and Youngstown Automobile Club.

1938: Webb Hudson, 47, of 404 Robbins Ave., Niles,, is killed in a car-truck crash near Corry Pa. while driving his wife, her sister and the sister’s fianc to a planned wedding in Jamestown, N.Y. Injured are Mrs. Hudson, Kathryn Davis, 23, and William Van Wye, 26, of Warren.

Mrs. Myron Converse Wick Sr. , one of the most active and generous philanthropists in Youngstown, dies at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas E. Hardenberg, Bedford Hill, N.Y., where she became ill during a visit. She was the daughter of William Bonnell, one of the founders of Brown, Bonnell and Co., and her marriage to Myron Wick united two of Youngstown’s leading families.

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