Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2013. There are 54 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1811: U.S. forces led by Indiana Territory Gov. William Henry Harrison defeats warriors from Tecumseh’s Confederacy in the Battle of Tippecanoe.

1861: Former U.S. President John Tyler is elected to the Confederate House of Representatives (however, Tyler dies before he can take his seat).

1862: During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln replaces Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac with Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside.

1912: Black boxing champion Jack Johnson is indicted in Chicago for allegedly violating the Mann Act with a white woman, Belle Schreiber. (Johnson is convicted and sentenced to a year in prison; he flees the U.S., later returning to serve his term.)


1988: Coach Jim Tressel uses Sophomore Frank Edie and Freshman Ray Isaac in the quarterback position to engineer a 25-7 upset victory over Indiana State University before a slim crowd of about 1,000 at Stambaugh Stadium.

Mahoning County election officials are anticipating an election day turnout approaching 75 percent.

Miriam Patchen, widow of Niles-born Poet Kenneth Patchen, attends the dedication of a collage of stories and pictures depicting his life that is hung in the coffee shop that bears his name at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

1973: Downtown Youngs-town will have a new regional postal facility and a hotel, Mayor Jack C. Hunter reveals after being elected to a third term, with 26,193 votes to Democrat Anthony B. Flask’s 15,984 and 960 for independent Joe Louis Teague.

In a move that could affect statewide local governmental reform efforts, Trumbull County voters resoundingly defeat a proposed Home Rule Charter, 37,556 to 18,854.

Two incumbents, Louis J. Marciella and Jennie Dalessandro, lead the balloting in the Youngstown Board of Education race, with Ralph W. Clarke capturing the third post.

1963: A single-engine plane with four occupants, including two members of a prominent Memphis family, crashes and explodes in a cornfield in Portage County near Atwater, killing all aboard.

Amateur boxer Ted Gullick and three other men plead innocent to assault charges growing out of a South Side riot in which two Youngstown patrolmen were injured.

Twenty-nine high school students from Struthers and Boardman have their drivers licenses suspended and are ordered to clean up paint spread on both stadiums the night of Oct. 30.

1938: Dry forces in Austintown Township accuse the Austintown Restaurant Association of misrepresenting the decrease of taxation the township would face if a local option prohibiting liquor sales were to pass.

The average monthly cost of relief in Mahoning County during the first eight months of 1938 of $76,285 was the smallest of any of the state’s eight major industrial counties.

Rosella Towne, a Youngstown-born girl whose family moved to California when she was a child, has been selected to play the screen role of Jane Arden, comic strip girl reporter in “The Adventures of Jane Arden.”

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