Today is Friday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2013. There are 46 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1777: The Second Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
1806: Explorer Zebulon Pike sights the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak in present-day Colorado.
1889: Brazil is proclaimed a republic as its emperor, Dom Pedro II, is overthrown.
1935: The Commonwealth of the Philippines is established as its new president, Manuel L. Quezon, takes office.
1937: The House and Senate chambers of the U.S. Capitol are air-conditioned for the first time.
1939: President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1988: The Ohio Turnpike Commission is considering whether to add or reopen 10 interchanges, including three in the Mahoning Valley, along the toll road.
The 162,238 votes U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. captures in his successful bid for a third term puts him among the top 60 vote-getters in 1988 congressional elections.
1973: U.S. Rep. Charles J. Carney announces that a new regional factory-type postal facility will be built in Youngstown’s East End Urban Renewal area.
Jerry A. Strojny, 18, of East Pasadena Avenue is seriously injured after going to the aid of a distressed motorist in East Midlothian Blvd. and the disabled car was struck by another vehicle.
The Most Rev. James W. Malone, bishop of the Youngstown Diocese, is elected president of the Ohio Council of Churches for a one-year term.
1963: Ronald Carabbia, Struthers rackets figure and one of the “big shots” targeted in a Mahoning County grand jury rackets investigation, refuses to testify and joins four other Struthers men jailed by Judge Sidney J. Rigelhaupt.
Mary Ann Guerrieri, wife of bail bondsman Mario Guerrieri, files a $40,000 lawsuit against Youngstown City Building Inspector Robert L. Findlay over her arrest for allegedly not obtaining a building permit to repair her bombed North Side home.
Council President Anthony B. Flask of Youngstown and Raymond Shryver of Warren join five other Democratic mayors-elect in meeting with U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in Cleveland.
1938: The Henry Wick homestead at 416 Wick Ave. is bought by Youngstown College for $60,000.
A vacant four-story building owned by Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Co. at 238 W. Boardman St. will be remodeled into a two-story modern office building by Charles F. Owsley. The building will be occupied by the Ohio State employment office.
Mahoning Valley sportsmen join an estimated 600,000 Ohioans who shoulder their guns and take to the field for opening day of rabbit, pheasant, grouse and partridge hunting season.