Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2013. There are 55 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1632: King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden is killed in battle.

1860: Former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeats three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.

1861: Confederate President Jefferson Davis is elected to a six-year term of office.

1888: Republican Benjamin Harrison wins the presidential election, defeating Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland with an electoral vote count of 233-168, even though Cleveland led in the popular vote.

1893: Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky dies in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.

1928: In a first, the results of Republican Herbert Hoover’s election victory over Democrat Alfred E. Smith are flashed onto an electric wraparound sign on the New York Times building.


1988: About 60 members of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at Clarion University complete a 75-mile walk from their Western Pennsylvania school to Youngstown to raise funds for the Tod Children’s Hospital.

Austintown Fitch High School wins the sweepstakes award at the Woodrow Wilson Booster Club Speech Tournament.

1973: The season’s first snowfall snarls traffic in and around Youngstown, especially on I-680 where cars slid sideways.

A cold winter will leave Ohio 30 to 40 percent short of its fuel needs, says the head of the Ohio Petroleum Marketers Association.

1963: Anthony B. Flask, president of the Union Distributing Co. and council president for six years, wins election as mayor of Youngstown by nearly 6,000 votes over incumbent Harry Savasten, a Republican.

Democrat Raymond E. Schryver narrowly defeats Mayor Robert Dunstan in Warren, leading to a shift of power to the Democrats.

1938: The Youngstown Chamber of Commerce sends letters to its members urging support for poor relief and the school tax proposal appearing on the November ballot.

Assistant state fire marshal Harry Callan charges that Fred Shutrump, chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic executive committee, offered him the post of state fire marshal if he would support John W. Bricker, Republican gubernatorial candidate.

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