Today is Wednesday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2013. There are 69 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1864: Forces led by Union Gen. Samuel R. Curtis repel Confederate Gen. Sterling Price’s army in the Civil War Battle of Westport in Missouri.
1910: Blanche S. Scott becomes the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight, reaching an altitude of 12 feet at a park in Fort Wayne, Ind.
1915: Tens of thousands of women march in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
1941: The Walt Disney animated feature “Dumbo” premieres in New York.
1942: During World War II, Britain launches a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein in Egypt, resulting in an Allied victory.
1954: West Germany is invited to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which it does the following year.
1956: A student-sparked revolt against Hungary’s Communist rule begins; as the revolution spreads, Soviet forces start entering the country, and the uprising is put down within weeks.
1988: New inductees into the Rayen School Hall of Fame are Dr. Clara Raven, Lloyd R. Haynes, C. Gilbert James Jr., Louis F. Angelo, Emanuel N. Catsoules, Atty. Carl A. Nunziato, Louis Averhart Sr., Lillian Jones Green, Onie Bussey, William Kenneth Vaughan and Sister Marcia Ann Welsh.
Mooney wins the Class AA Ohio High School Golf Tournament at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course.
Bulgaria’s Evgeni Ignatov wins the 10-kilometer Peace Race and Carlos Roa of Colombia edges out favorite Ryzard Marczak in the 25-kilometer race.
1973: An arson fire causes $8,000 damage to the Downtown Party Shop, 36 Fifth Ave.
Mike Wibly, father of Eugene Wibly, 26, of Canfield, who was murdered Oct. 16, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers.
A missing stop sign is blamed for a traffic accident at Rush Boulevard and Ravenwood Avenue that injured three people, none of them seriously.
1963: Liberty police arrest a youth,16, who admits setting four grass fires behind Belmont Park Cemetery during the current drought.
Two rival firms, Boardman Broadcasting Co., headed by Louis W. Skelly of Conneaut, and Daniel Enterprise Inc. of Warren, are battling over the last remaining radio frequency in the Youngstown area at 1570 kilocycles.
The Republic Steel Corp. announces a 39.4 percent increase in net income for the first nine months of the year, compared to a year earlier.
1938: Coach Dike Beede leads his Youngstown College football squad to its first victory, a 20-0 win over Westminster, in front of a large crowd in New Wilmington for the Westminster homecoming.
The political eyes of the nation will focus on Mahoning County as the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial and senatorial candidates bring their battle for control of the Buckeye State to the Valley. U.S. Sen. Robert A. Bulkley, a Democrat, and Robert A. Taft, the Republican nominee, will debate. Also appearing will be Charles Sawyer, Democratic gubernatorial nominee, and John W. Bricker, the Republican nominee.
Rose Lipka is crowned Campbell Memorial High School’s homecoming queen.