Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2013. There are 34 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1701: Astronomer Anders Celsius, inventor of the Celsius temperature scale, is born in Uppsala, Sweden.

1901: The U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.

1910: The Pennsylvania Railroad begins regularly serving New York’s Pennsylvania Station.

1942: During World War II, the French navy at Toulon scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of German troops.

1953: Playwright Eugene O’Neill dies in Boston at 65.


1988: Residents along Little Beaver Creek in Columbiana County continue to be worried about the level of contamination from mirex released by the former Nease Chemical plant that has killed fish and is 57 times the recommended safe limit.

President Reagan urges Americans to reject “the siren song” of trade protectionism and says the answer to multimillion- dollar trade deficits is greater U.S. access to foreign markets.

1973: Youngstown Mayor Jack C. Hunter continues to keep the area guessing about his political future, but indicates that he is considering a run for Congress from the 19th Congressional District.

Police say Windham boys ages 7 and 8 opened a switch leading to a derailment near Windham that killed a New Castle engineer, injured a railroad fireman and caused an estimated $1 million in damage.

1963: In a tribute to President John F. Kennedy, Youngstown Mayor Harry Savasten and Edward J. Finamore, superintendent of city parks, place a memorial wreath at the foot of the Man on the Monument in Central Square.

Austintown Township trustees terminate a maintenance agreement with Youngstown and Mahoning County Civil Defense organizations. Austintown was the last township to have such a contract, which was first signed in 1952.

1938: The Rayen and South football teams battle to a 0-0 tie before 7,500 shivering fans in a game that was postponed two days from its traditional Thanksgiving date.

Youngstown stores are crowded with shoppers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, reflecting an improved business climate that includes steel output rising to 66 percent of capacity.

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