Today is Wednesday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2013. There are 90 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1780: British spy John Andre is hanged in Tappan, N.Y., during the Revolutionary War.
1835: The first battle of the Texas Revolution takes place as American settlers fight Mexican soldiers near the Guadalupe River; the Mexicans end up withdrawing.
1919: President Woodrow Wilson suffers a serious stroke at the White House that leaves him paralyzed on his left side.
1941: During World War II, German armies launch an all-out drive against Moscow.
1950: The comic strip “Peanuts,” created by Charles M. Schulz, is syndicated to seven newspapers.
1988: Local police say big-city gangs are eyeing the Youngstown area as a lucrative market for their drug-dealing expansion efforts and it’s only a matter of time before these gun-toting entrepreneurs have gained a foothold
Youngstown Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro suggests a portion of the North Side be designated an historic area which would prohibit demolition of structures within the area.
1973: Saul Friedkin, operator of Solar Realty Co. at 220 W. Rayen Ave., is struck on the head after three bandits walked into the office and demanded money.
Winners are announced in six age divisions of the Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Fitch stadium: Angelo Babbaro, Brian Mudryk, Pete Popovich, George Allen, Jerry Arnal and Chris Mele.
1963: Two hooded gunmen rob the W. Market Street branch of the Union Savings and Trust Co. in Warren in a daring mid-morning robbery while 15 customers were in the bank, escaping with $5,000.
A 22-year-old Poland Avenue woman gives birth to a boy in St. Elizabeth Hospital less than 24 hours after being sentenced to 90 days in county jail by Municipal Judge Don L. Hanni Jr. for shoplifting.
1938: The New Deal will be dissected for Ohio voters in a series of debates between U.S. Sen. Robert J. Bulkley, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, Robert Taft. One of the debates will be held at the Stambaugh Auditorium.
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