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Today is Wednesday, May 29, the 149th day of 2013. There are 216 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1765: Patrick Henry denounces the Stamp Act before Virginia’s House of Burgesses.

1917: The 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, is born in Brookline, Mass.

1932: World War I veterans begin arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they aren’t scheduled to receive until 1945.

1943: Norman Rockwell’s portrait of “Rosie the Riveter” appears on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

1953: Mount Everest is conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal become the first climbers to reach the summit.

1961: A couple in Paynesville, W. Va., become the first recipients of food stamps under a pilot program created by President John F. Kennedy.

2012: Mitt Romney clinches the Republican presidential nomination with a win in the Texas primary.

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1988: Campbell’s abandoned City Hall, built on Wilson Avenue 76 years earlier, is slated for demolition after years of neglect and vandalism.

As John F. Kennedy High School, Trumbull County’s only parochial high school, prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, boosters are planning a three-pronged effort to reverse dwindling enrollment.

An estimated 30,000 people attend the opening day of Youngstown’s Walk on Wick festival.

1973: A young bandit is being sought in the robbery of Dee’s Market, 641 Fifth St., Struthers, that left a clerk, Helen Poling, 42 with gunshot wounds of the chest and left arm sustained in a shootout between the store owner and the fleeing robber.

An estimated 8,000 people come to downtown Youngstown for the annual Memorial Day parade, which featured 109 marching units.

1963: Gov. James A. Rhodes tells 943 graduates at Youngstown University’s 41st annual commencement: “It is a mistake to believe that an education can be acquired, once and for all, by passing through school and college.”

Youngstown Park and Recreation Commission will open its swimming pools and playgrounds June 24, later than anticipated because of restrictions on financing.

Twenty-four graduates of the Youngstown University Reserve Officer Training program are sworn in as second lieutenants in the Army during a ceremony at the Pollock House.

1938: Nearly 12,000 boys and girls crowd Idora Park for The Vindicator’s 18th annual High School Play Day.

The Poland Country Club on the southern edge of Youngstown is closed under orders of Sheriff Ralph Elser for alleged gambling.

Four of the five Youngstown policemen who got the top scores in pistol practice are rookies. Of Dan Maggianetti Jr, Steve Biscan, Kenneth Risher, Clarence Burkman and Clarence Burke, only Richmond is a veteran.

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