Years Ago

Today is Monday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2013. There are 36 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1783: The British evacuate New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.

1908: The first issue of The Christian Science Monitor is published.

1952: The play “The Mousetrap,” a murder mystery by Agatha Christie, first opens in London’s West End; it is the longest continuously running show in history.

1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffers a slight stroke.

1963: The body of President John F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, lights an “eternal flame” at the grave site.

1973: Greek President George Papadopoulos is ousted in a bloodless military coup.

1980: Sugar Ray Leonard regains the World Boxing Council welterweight championship when Roberto Duran abruptly quits in the eighth round at the Louisiana Superdome.


1988: The former Newton Falls High School is being demolished more than three years after it was destroyed by a tornado.

The future of Warren’s only bus service may hinge on approval of a grant to the Warren-Trumbull Community Services Agency, which operates the service used by 650 to 700 people.

Youngstown Law Director Edwin Romero says the battle between the city and former Youngstown Mayor George Vukovich over Vukovich’s claim for $28,100 for unused sick time and vacation won’t be over soon.

1973: New Castle High School concludes a brilliant football season by capturing the WPIAL Class AA title, defeating Mt. Lebanon, 3-0, with victory coming on a Larry Graziani field goal with just 18 seconds remaining on the clock at Pitt Stadium.

A crowd of 105,223, the largest in collegiate football history, sees Big Ten rivals Ohio State and Michigan battle to a 10-10 deadlock in Ann Arbor.

The Youngstown Health Department begins a rat-baiting program in 400 city sewers in response to residents’ complaints about rodents, which represent a significant health hazard.

1963: Youngstown banks and savings and loans join the stores and institutions that are closed on the day of President John F. Kennedy’s funeral.

“The assassin’s bullets which took the life of President Kennedy left a gaping wound in all our heats,” says the Rev. Samuel C. Sharp, Ed.D., during a community-wide memorial service of the Youngstown Area Council of Churches in Trinity Methodist Church.

William J. McKay, Columbiana County commercial manager for Ohio Bell Telephone Co., is found dead of a heart attack at his Salem home.

1938: John Shirley, 15, of W. Madison Avenue, is killed when his coaster sled is struck by a car on Covington Street.

The Youngstown Municipal Railway Co. approves installation of a $140,000 trambus system in Mahoning Avenue.

For the first time since the South-Rayen football game was inaugurated in 1911, the Thanksgiving Day game is postponed by snow. The game will be played Saturday.

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