Years Ago

Today is Monday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2013. There are 43 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1883: The U.S. and Canada adopt a system of Standard Time zones.

1896: The 21st president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, dies in New York.

1910: British suffragists clash with police outside Parliament on what becomes known as “Black Friday.”

1928: Walt Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse, premieres in New York.

1936: Germany and Italy recognize the Spanish government of Francisco Franco.

1942: “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opens on Broadway.

1958: The cargo freighter SS Carl D. Bradley sinks during a storm in Lake Michigan, claiming the lives of 33 of the 35 on board.


1988: First Presbyterian Church puts on its ninth “Feeding of the 500” pre-Thanksgiving feast for the needy.

Warren Township trustees are so convinced business should be able to take advantage of sewer lines to the new West Side state prison that they will take out a loan if needed to have the city of Warren put the lines in the right place.

Leetonia Village officials are hoping to save the Leetonia railroad tower on Walnut Street, which will be closed by Conrail and could be torn down.

1973: Chaney High School, defending City Series champion, loses its opportunity to repeat, when players fail to show up for a game against Rayen, resulting in Referee Stan Evans giving Rayen the win by forfeit, 2-0.

Ralston B. Collins, director of the Industrial Information Institute for 26 years, is retiring after bringing a wider knowledge of economics to the Mahoning Valley.

Ten youngsters from Guatemala City visiting Youngstown as guests of the Summer International Village enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Newman, Liberty Township.

1963: John Bolling, 32, a manager of the Army & Navy Garrison at 255 E. Federal St., is in fair condition in South Side Hospital after being shot by an irate customer who he refused to serve at closing time.

Gambling of all types, with the apparent blessing of three Mahoning County sheriff’s deputies, a Milton Township trustee and Craig Beach firemen, raised money for the Lake Milton Police Fund during a stag at American Legion Post 737.

Girard Mayor Philip A. Cretella names Joseph “Mickey” Krizancic acting recreation director after Fred Faiver moved out of the city.

1938: Three men are cut by flying glass as windows are shattered when 15 men said to be from Youngstown and New Castle attempt to break up a meeting of the Silver Shirts in Carpenter’s Hall on W. State Street in Sharon.

John Hake, 51, of Eckerts Corners near Niles, loses his right leg in a hunting accident when a dog steps on the trigger of a loaded shotgun near Lordstown.

Lightning strikes the home of Oscar Engelman of 632 Dixon Ave., breaking nearly all of the windows on the east side during a heavy rain and lightning storm.

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