Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2013. There are 40 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1789: North Carolina is the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1861: Judah Benjamin, who had been acting Confederate Secretary of War, is formally named to the post.

1920: The Irish Republican Army kills 12 British intelligence officers and two auxiliary policemen in the Dublin area; British forces respond by raiding a soccer match, killing 14 civilians.

1922: Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia is sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.

1931: The Universal horror film “Frankenstein,” starring Boris Karloff as the monster and Colin Clive as his creator, is first released.

1934: The Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes,” starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, opens on Broadway.

1942: The Alaska Highway is formally opened.


1988: New Castle Mayor Richard Christofer says the 1989 budget of $7.3 million is lean, with $743,530 cut from 1988 appropriations.

In a “One-on-One” Vindicator interview, one of Youngstown’s top defense lawyers, R. Scott Krichbaum, says being a lawyer was not a lifelong ambition, but he applied for law school after meeting Judge Clyde Osborne when Krichbaum was a student at YSU and being given the possibility of a job as Osborne’s bailiff.

The Mahoning County Children Services Board will contract for the full-time services of a Mahoning County Sheriff’s deputy to investigate cases and provide protection for caseworkers.

1973: St. Elizabeth Hospital announces the start of a $2 million fund-raising drive as part of a $11 million building and renovation program.

The International Union of Electrical Workers notifies General Motors that it will strike if a new contract is not reached covering more than 34,000 workers at five plants, including those at Packard Electric in Warren.

The city of Youngstown is awarded a $228,897 grant to establish a senior citizen nutrition program, Gov. John J. Gilligan announces.

1963: U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan announces that Youngstown will receive the Post Office Department’s new same-day, four-hour downtown mail service.

Bishop Emmet M. Walsh of the Diocese of Youngstown arrives at the Pennsylvania Railroad station, home after six weeks at the second session of the Vatican Ecumenical Council in Rome.

A $150,000 contract for rebuilding the Youngstown Club quarters in the Union National Bank Building is awarded to Charles Shutrump & Sons Co.

1938: The Chamber of Commerce makes a strong recommendation that the contract for construction of the $3 million Westlake slum clearance project be let to a local builder.

Many Youngstown area Protestant churches hold Sunday services on behalf of Jews being persecuted by Hitler. “The seeds of defeat already are present in every move Hitler makes,” says Dr. H.H. Price of First Methodist Church.

Jascha Heifetz, famous violinist, is greeted by Mrs. Bert Printz, president of the Monday Musical Club, as he arrives in Youngstown to play at Stambaugh Auditorium.

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