Years Ago

Today is Saturday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2013. There are 87 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1892: The Dalton Gang, notorious for its train robberies, is practically wiped out while attempting to rob a pair of banks in Coffeyville, Kan.

1910: Portugal is proclaimed a republic after the abdication of King Manuel II in the face of a coup d’etat.

1921: The World Series is carried on radio for the first time as Newark, N.J., station WJZ (later WABC) relays a telephoned play-by-play account of the first game from the Polo Grounds, where the New York Giants are facing the New York Yankees, to a studio announcer who repeats the information on the air. (Although the Yankees won the opener, 3-0, the Giants won the series, 5 games to 3.)

1931: Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon complete the first nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean, arriving in Washington state some 41 hours after leaving Japan.

1941: Former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis — the first Jewish member of the nation’s highest court — dies in Washington at age 84.

1953: Earl Warren is sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States, succeeding Fred M. Vinson.

1962: The Beatles’ first hit recording, “Love Me Do,” is released in the United Kingdom by Parlophone Records.

The first James Bond theatrical feature, “Dr. No” starring Sean Connery as Agent 007, premieres in London.

1969: The British TV comedy program “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” debuts on BBC 1.

1981: President Ronald Reagan signs a resolution granting honorary American citizenship to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving thousands of Hungarians, most of them Jews, from the Nazis during World War II.

1988: Democrat Lloyd Bentsen lambastes Republican Dan Quayle during their vice-presidential debate, telling Quayle, “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”

1990: A jury in Cincinnati acquits an art gallery and its director of obscenity charges stemming from an exhibit of sexually graphic photographs by the late Robert Mapplethorpe.

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1988: A Warren man who promised Trumbull County sheriff’s deputies he would help them catch the reputed leader of the D-Doggs gang, but then skipped town with an expensive listening device and drug money, is arrested in Pittsburgh.

Republican challenger Terrence Shidel confronts Mahoning County Sheriff Edward Nemeth with accusations of organized crime’s influence in the department during a candidates’ night sponsored by the Market Street Merchants Association.

The Warren Junior Crafts Club holds its 50th annual benefit bazaar, which raises about $10,000 a year for charity.

1973: James S. Olsavsky, Niles architect, is elected president of the American Institute of Architects, Eastern Ohio Chapter.

A libel lawsuit filed in 1968 by Youngs-town jeweler Charles Carolyne against Youngstown State University and its student newspaper, The Jambar, is settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

Despite an intense second-half effort, the Youngstown YMCA falls short of its drive.

1963: Gary Lee Mumpire, 13, of Columbiana, is injured when the 1950 car he was driving went out of control and overturned in Route 14. The youth told police he was driving without his parents’ permission.

Attorneys for Joey Naples file a notice of appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court to keep the younger brother of two slain racketeers out of the Ohio Penitentiary on charges of receiving stolen property and promoting a numbers game.

J. Victor Carty, president of the Ohio Water Service, is elected president of the Downtown Kiwanis Club.

1938: Harvey C. Kistler, former Niles mayor, is elected president of the Niles Kiwanis Club.

Youngstown Police Chief Carl Olson is elected second vice president of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.

Abraham Marton, a youthful cantor from Vienna, tells the congregation of Ohev Tzedek Temple that American Jews should be thankful they live far from a land where millions of their brethren are suffering “the most intense anti-Semitic wave since the Spanish Inquisition.”

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