Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2013. There are 63 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1618: Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer and poet, is executed in London.

1787: The opera “Don Giovanni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has its world premiere in Prague.

1901: President William McKinley’s assassin, Leon Czolgosz, is electrocuted.

1923: The Republic of Turkey is proclaimed.

1929: Wall Street crashes on “Black Tuesday,” heralding the beginning of America’s Great Depression.

1940: Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson draws the first number — 158 — in America’s first peacetime military draft.

1956: During the Suez Canal crisis, Israel invades Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

“The Huntley-Brinkley Report” premieres as NBC’s nightly television newscast.

1960: A chartered plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashes on takeoff from Toledo, Ohio, killing 22 of the 48 people on board.

1966: The National Organization for Women is formally organized during a conference in Washington, D.C.


1988: David Tabak, chief engineer for the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, is hoping for a wet winter to replenish the Meander Reservoir, which was left by the drought at 59 percent of capacity.

In the 32nd meeting of a storied football rivalry, Ursuline nips Mooney, 21-20, at Stambaugh Stadium.

1973: Columbiana County Democratic Party Chairman Don Gosney says national Democratic leaders are expected at a reception marking Rep. Wayne L. Hays’ 25 years in Congress at the Sheraton Inn near St. Clairsville.

Cardinal Mooney’s Ted Bell has 1,420 yards on 187 carries in the 1973 season and a career total of 3,703 and more than 200 colleges have expressed an interest in him.

1963: Work begins to restore operations at Lee Rubber & Tire Corp.’s Republic Rubber Division after Local 102 United Rubber Workers votes to end a strike. The plant is likely to be bought by Aeroquip Corp. of Jackson, Mich.

A brief shower of just .06 inches of rain wasn’t enough to alleviate the drought, but it helped Poland volunteer firefighters bring a brush fire off Struthers-Poland Road under control.

General Motors Corp. announces record profits of $1 billion, or $3.79 per share, on sales of $11.6 billion during the first nine months of 1963.

1938: Esther Hamilton, Vindicator columnist and reporter, shares top honors with Helen Waterhouse of the Akron Beacon-Journal, in the Ohio Newspaper Women’s annual competition, winners of which were announced at a luncheon in Cleveland.

James L. Wick Jr., chairman of the board of governors of Youngstown College, in a radio address on WKBN urges voters to approve Youngstown schools’ tax levy.

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