Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2013. There are 33 days left in the year. It is Thanksgiving Day.


On this date in:

1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.

1861: The Confederate Congress admits Missouri as the 12th state of the Confederacy after Missouri’s disputed secession from the Union.

1919: American-born Lady Astor is elected the first female member of the British Parliament.


1988: Warren police say a West Farmington man who delivered Santa Claus to Courthouse Square in a horse-drawn wagon was drunk, prompting several complaints and the man’s arrest for drunken driving.

David Garchar of Boardman is a unanimous selection to the first- ever Steel Valley Conference all-star soccer team. Others on the first team are Brian Rotunno, Brian Blasko, Mark Biscan, Mike Millin, Ziko Millin, Jon Bucciarelli, Dave Allen, Anthony DePinto, Chris Senvisky and John Kozak.

1973: An Eastern Airlines DC 9 crashes and breaks in two while landing at Akron-Canton Airport, but all 26 aboard survive.

U.S. Steel Corp. announces plans to increase steel prices by about 6.5 percent on half of its product line.

After officially announcing the closing of Youngstown’s only co-operative store, Freedom Foods Market at 2120 Hillman St., Ron Daniels, chairman of the store’s management board, calls a meeting of all shareholders at the Clarence Robinson Center.

1963: Calgora Malfitano, an associate of Vince DeNiro in the National Cigarette Service, and Joe “The Wolf” DiCarlo, top rackets figure 15 to 20 years earlier, are the 71st and 72nd people to receive subpoenas to testify before the Mahoning County grand jury’s rackets probe.

Youngstown University would get a technical institute and research center under a $60 million proposal by Gov. James A. Rhodes.

The Bailey Co. of Cleveland acquires three Saybrook Men’s and Boys’ Wear and two Vogue Fashion stores in Youngstown and Struthers.

1938: The Vienna airport site has the definite approval of the U.S. government, commercial airlines and WPA authorities, Youngstown City Council is told.

Ice skating claims its first victim of the season when Thomas E. Davis, 12, of Niles drowns in Mosquito Creek backwaters. Quick action by Charles “Chuck” Jones, a Niles Boy Scout, saves another lad, Harry O’Connell, 14.

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