Years Ago

Today is Monday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2013. There are 78 days left in the year. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States, as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.


On this date in:

1066: Normans under William the Conqueror defeat the English at the Battle of Hastings.

1586: Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial in England, accused of committing treason against Queen Elizabeth I. (Mary was beheaded in February 1587.)

1890: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, is born in Denison, Texas.

1908: The E.M. Forster novel “A Room With a View” is first published by Edward Arnold of London.

1912: Former President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the White House as the Progressive candidate, is shot in the chest in Milwaukee by New York saloonkeeper John Schrank. Despite the wound, Roosevelt goes ahead with a scheduled speech, declaring, “It takes more than one bullet to kill a bull moose.”

1939: A German U-boat torpedoes and sinks the HMS Royal Oak, a British battleship anchored at Scapa Flow in Scotland’s Orkney Islands; 833 of the more than 1,200 men aboard are killed.


1988: The Ohio Supreme Court refuses a defense appeal, allowing the state to try 17-year-old James B. Williams III as an adult in the deaths of his father, stepmother and a half sister.

Enrollment at Youngs-town State University shows its first increase in five years with the student count at 14,710, about 35 higher than a year before.

Advertisement: Sweetest Day special at the Pyatt Street Diner: two 10-ounce lobster tails, two 10-ounce filets, salad and potato, $36.50.

1973: While Western Reserve Transit Authority officials wait for the U.S. Department of Transportation to announce a $2 million grant for new buses and a terminal, they are also eyeing a possible contract to transport city children to school.

Campbell Superintendent Robert A. Hedrick and board Clerk Joseph A. Vrabel agree to repay the district for gasoline used in their private cars and charged to the district’s credit cards. Hedrick will repay about $500 and Vrabel $120, and will then submit mileage vouchers which may exceed the cost of gasoline.

Six area men pass the examination to qualify as Certified Public Accountants: Lloyd J. Abbruzo Jr., Roy E. Johnson, John J. Massie, William D. Leicht, Douglas P. Rosile and Donald P. Jones.

1963: Three Elks Lodge 55 members receive 50-year pins: Paul Boucherle, F. Clifford Brewer and J. Carroll Manning.

Negotiations are underway to sell Lee Rubber & Tire Co.’s strike-bound Republic Rubber Division plant in Youngstown to Aeroquip Corp., headquarters in Jackson, Mich.

1938: Youngstown anticipates that its 570 downtown parking meters will collect 1 million nickels in the first year of operation, or about $50,000.

Steel output in the Mahoning Valley reaches 55 percent of capacity and should hit 57 percent within a week.

Atty. James S. Cooper, former assistant county prosecutor, is elected president of the Mahoning County Bar Association in a hotly contested race with Atty. John Ruffalo.

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