Years Ago

Today is Friday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2013. There are 32 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1864: A Colorado militia kills at least 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians in the Sand Creek Massacre.

1924: Italian composer Giacomo Puccini dies in Brussels before he could complete his opera “Turandot.” (It is finished by Franco Alfano.)

1929: Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd, pilot Bernt Balchen, radio operator Harold June and photographer Ashley McKinney make the first airplane flight over the South Pole.

1947: The U.N. General Assembly passes a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.

1952: President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower secretly leaves on a trip to Korea, keeping his campaign promise to assess the ongoing conflict first-hand.


1988: Despite protests from John Pavlic Jr., a member of the Trumbull County Board of Education, the board’s work sessions to discuss a pregnancy prevention program for public schools in the county will be closed.

A Cortland man’s refusal to accept blood, not negligence by Warren General Hospital, caused the man’s brain damage, the hospital asserts in a malpractice trial.

Talk about the Mahoning County Democratic Party’s new-found unity has not impressed Youngstown Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro, who says he will not seek the party’s endorsement in his bid for a fourth term.

1973: Warren Manufacturing Co., maker of steel strapping, will stay in the area, but will move from Warren to Youngstown.

A Missouri state highway patrolman arrests three suspects in the $16,000 holdup of the Dollar Savings & Trust Co.’s West Side branch after making a routine traffic stop.

1963: Mercer County Prosecutor John Q. Stranahan asks the FBI in Pittsburgh to issue a warrant for unlawful flight for Philip “Fleagle” Mainer, Youngstown racketeer who didn’t show up to begin serving a one-year sentence for a burglary in Sharon.

Mahoning County Commissioner Edward J. Gilronan, a Republican, telegraphs a request to U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan that the West Branch Reservoir be renamed as a memorial to President John F. Kennedy.

1938: City Engineer Albert R. Haenny says Youngstown is financially unable to remove snow the streets as some other cities do, noting that his department has an annual appropriation of $34,319 for snow and dirt removal, compared to Akron’s expenditure of $136,380.

Two boys, Edward Barrett, 13, and Joseph Yorko, 15, are injured in a hit-skip sledding accident. The motorist is arrested later.

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