Years Ago

Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2013. There are 113 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1513: English forces defeat Scottish invaders in the Battle of Flodden Field; more than 15,000 men are believed killed, including the King of Scots, James IV.

1543: Mary Stuart is crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born.

1776: The second Continental Congress makes the term “United States” official, replacing “United Colonies.”

1850: California becomes the 31st state of the union.

1919: Some 1,100 members of Boston’s 1,500-man police force go on strike. (The strike is broken by Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge with replacement officers.)

1926: The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) is incorporated by the Radio Corp. of America.


1988: Gov. Richard F. Celeste’s new inspector general, David R. Sturtz, tells Vindicator writers that he expects free rein investigating wrongdoing in state government.

Hoping to entice more people to continue their education, the Ohio Board of Regents proposes that the students’ share of tuition at state universities be cut from 40 percent to 30 percent.

1973: Expecting steel demand to remain in 1974 at or near 1973 boom levels, Sharon Steel Corp. plans a long-range multi-million dollar expansion of its iron and steel facilities to improve efficiency and profitability.

Residents being forced to move from their homes in the urban renewal area of Youngstown State University will be eligible for up to $15,000 more than the sale price of their homes. Renters will receive up to $4,000 if they choose to buy a home.

Youngstown State University fails to capitalize on two first-half scoring opportunities while a pair of Penguin fumbles lead to touchdowns by Dayton as YSU drops its season opener under new coach Rey Dempsey, 22-0, to the Flyers.

1963: Dr. Howard W. Jones, president of Youngstown University, welcomes the freshman class during the annual welcoming picnic at Wick Park.

Robert F. Doolittle, general counsel and secretary of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., is appointed by Gov. James A. Rhodes to the powerful new Ohio Board of Regents.

Seventeen foreign exchange students from 13 different countries gather at Frank Ohl Junior High School in Austintown for a welcoming dinner and program. They will study at various Trumbull and Mahoning county schools.

1938: Oscar Segal of Ravenwood Avenue, a trucker, and his helper, Harry Anderson of Caldwell Street, are killed in Wellington Avenue when the Ohio State Limited passenger train of the Big Four Railroad strikes their truck at a crossing.

More than 10,000 people attend the annual Youngstown police insurance fund boxing show at Idora Park at which James J. Braddock, former world heavyweight champion, refereed the main bout.

The Youngstown Retail Grocers and Meat Dealers Association agrees to extend credit to Mahoning County to meet relief needs for 30 days but makes it clear the public must act to remedy the relief crisis.

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