Years Ago

Today is Monday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2014. There are 324 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1763: Britain, Spain and France sign the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years’ War (also known as the French and Indian War in North America).

1840: Britain’s Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

1841: Upper Canada and Lower Canada are proclaimed united under an Act of Union passed by the British Parliament.

1933: The first singing telegram is introduced by the Postal Telegram Co. in New York.

1942: RCA Victor presents Glenn Miller and his Orchestra with a “gold record” for their recording of “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” which had sold more than 1 million copies.


1989: Under the terms of a binding arbitration award, Farrell police officers will receive pay increases of $1,000 a year for each of the next three years.

About 100 people attending a 90-minute “summit” to discuss violence at or near Youngstown schools are told more parental involvement would help curb violence. Other suggestions are curfews, metal detectors and student uniforms.

1974: Mrs. William Armour, president of the Ladies of Charity of the Dioceses of Youngstown, reports that the women gave 41,710 hours of voluntary service in 15 areas of community deed during 1973.

The independent truckers’ protest has cost the Youngstown district an estimated $30 million to $35 million in losses to major truck lines and basic steel plants and other industries, which have laid off 5,000 workers.

Owners of the Sheban Mining Co. agree to deed land in Goshen Township to Youngstown State University for a biological experimental garden. The U.S. EPA is expected to approve a $500,000 grant to reclaim the site and abate the nuisance of acidic runoff into Meander Reservoir.

1964: Three labor unions representing Youngstown city employees promise to conduct an all-out fight against a proposal to repeal seniority rights of their members in the street, water and sanitation departments.

Dr. Howard W. Jones, president of Youngstown University, says a parking lot of 1,000 cars will be the first thing constructed in the urban renewal area at the university.

1939: Four hundred local women who have been fired from their WPA jobs and told to apply for aid to dependent children have called a protest meeting at the Salvation Army auditorium, 254 E. Federal St. The women had been earning $60 to $71 a month to support their families; under Aid to Dependent Children they would receive $18, a ton of coal and some clothing and other benefits.

State Rep. Patrick J. Dunn, a bachelor Democrat from Tuscarawas, introduces a bill that would prohibit both a husband and wife from working for the state of Ohio. The bill passes the House and is sent to the Senate.

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