Years Ago

Today is Thursday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2013. There are 96 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1777: British troops occupy Philadelphia during the American Revolution.

1892: John Philip Sousa and his newly formed band perform publicly for the first time, at the Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, N.J.

1789: Thomas Jefferson is confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of state; John Jay, the first chief justice; Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general.

1914: The Federal Trade Commission is established.

1918: The Meuse-Argonne offensive, resulting in an Allied victory against the Germans, begins during World War I.

1937: The radio drama “The Shadow,” starring Orson Welles, premieres on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

1952: Philosopher George Santayana dies in Rome at age 88.

1955: Following word that President Dwight D. Eisenhower had suffered a heart attack, the New York Stock Exchange sees its worst price decline since 1929.

1960: The first debate between presidential nominees takes place in Chicago as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon face off before a national TV audience.

1962: “The Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS.


1988: A group trying to raise $80,000 to save the Warren home of suffragist Harriet Taylor Upton inches closer to its goal, raising $2,500.

Mrs. Alice R. Powers, perhaps best known in the Mahoning Valley for the contribution she and her husband, Edward W., made to save the former Warner Theater, dies in the Cleveland Clinic at the age of 81.

1973: Campbell Mayor Rocco Mico will face John G. Macala in the November election after they led a slate of five mayoral candidates in the nonpartisan primary.

The House approves a compromise $9.9 billion farm, food stamp and school milk program that is $436 million more than requested by the Nixon administration.

1963: Christ Mission Goodwill Industries submits to Youngstown City Council plans for a $1 million, six-story apartment building for the elderly.

Miriam S. Husted, 37, wife of a prominent area civil consulting engineer, is killed when her car crashes into a bridge abutment in Springfield-Beaver Road.

1938: Raymond M. Crawford, zoology instructor at Harding High School in Warren, spent the summer collecting specimens from the tropical waters of Key West to the heat of the Mojave desert to the Arctic Circle.

Hundreds of Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sisters arrive in Youngstown for the 69th annual convention of the Ohio grand lodge.

A summary by the National Emergency Council in Cleveland shows that from the inauguration of President Franklin Roosevelt on March 4, 1933, to June 30,1938, Mahoning County received more than $61.5 million in federal funds, an average of $1,139 per family.

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