Years Ago

Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1485: England’s King Richard III is killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses.

1787: Inventor John Fitch demonstrates his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

1846: Gen. Stephen W. Kearny proclaims all of New Mexico a territory of the United States.

1851: The schooner America outraces more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that comes to be known as the America’s Cup.

1914: Austria-Hungary declares war against Belgium.

1922: Irish revolutionary Michael Collins is shot to death, apparently by Irish Republican Army members opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins had co-signed.

1932: The British Broadcasting Corp. conducts its first experimental television broadcast, using a 30-line mechanical system.

1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon are nominated for second terms in office by the GOP National Convention in San Francisco.

1962: French President Charles de Gaulle survives an attempt on his life in suburban Paris.

1968: Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of the first papal visit to South America.


1989: A group of Boardman homeowners who live in the Youngstown School District collect 5,700 signatures on petitions to place an issue on the November ballot that would slash Youngs-town’s 14.5-mill levy to .5 of a mill.

The Mahoning County Department of Human Services is coming under criticism by local doctors for delays of as much as 8 months in paying for services performed on Medicaid patients.

Lawrence W. Weeks., a former Mahoning Valley district manager for Republic Steel Corp., is named president of CSC Industries Inc., parent company of Copperweld Steel in Warren.

1974: Speaking in Mahoning County, former Gov. James A Rhodes, the Republican nominee running against Gov. John J. Gilligan, says Gilligan has the wrong priorities and Rhodes urges using part of the state’s $108 million budget surplus to increase per-pupil allocations to local school districts.

Three Campbell youths riding bicycles near Yellow Creek Park in Struthers are attacked by six other youths and beaten. James Nardelli, 18, and James Frazzini, 17, are in St. Elizabeth Hospital. John Nardelli, 16, was treated and released.

Howland Township trustees will support annexation of an 1,100-acre industrial area to Warren in return for an extensive revenue and utilities pledge by the city, according to a proposed 18-point agreement.

1964: Dr. Abraham D. Armstead, 74, of Youngstown is bound over to the Mahoning County grand jury by Municipal Judge John J. Leskovyansky on a charge of performing an abortion on a 21-year-old Cleveland woman.

The Police Planning Council appointed by Mayor Anthony Flask is reviewing a report issued by the International Association of Police Chiefs, which conducted a survey of the Youngstown department.

1939: Youngstown city officials and the board of education are reacting with alarm to an ultimatum from the PWA to speed up local school improvement and street projects or risk losing $2.3 million in federal funds.

Two armed bandits walk into Stone’s Grill in Warren, 150 yards from the police station, and herd three employees into the basement and escape with $3,400 in cash. They missed another $4,000 in a safe and $400 in a cash register.

Work on the Westlake low-cost housing project is halted again as hod carriers, laborers and plasterers walk out on strike. The laborers are demanding that their pay of 65 cents an hour be raised to that of hod carriers, 80 cents.

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