Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2014. There are 309 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1901: United States Steel Corp. is incorporated by J.P. Morgan.

1913: The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, is declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox.

1914: Sir John Tenniel, the illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass,” dies in London three days before his 94th birthday.

1922: French serial killer Henri Landru, convicted of murdering 10 women and the son of one of them, is executed in Versailles.

1943: Allied troops re- occupy the Kasserine Pass after clashing with German troops during World War II.

1954: Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes Egypt’s prime minister after the country’s president, Mohammed Naguib, is effectively ousted in a coup.

1964: Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) becomes the world heavyweight boxing champion as he defeats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.

1973: The Stephen Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music” opens at Broadway’s Shubert Theater.

1986: President Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumes the presidency.

1991: During the Persian Gulf War, 28 Americans are killed when an Iraqi Scud missile hits a U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

1994: American-born Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle inside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank, killing 29 Muslims before he is beaten to death by worshippers.


1989: Representatives of unions in the Austintown School District say that school officials have convinced them that the environment in Fitch High School poses no threat to health, dispelling rumors that bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease are affecting staff members.

Youngstown and Warren city officials express opposition to a proposal by U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. that a regional water authority be formed. The authority, not cities, would decide how and where to extend water service.

Thomas A. Greene, a student at Youngstown State University, says he will fight his disqualification from the Youngstown mayoral race. The address he used, 163 Benita Ave., is an empty lot, but Greene says he lived there before the city tore down the house at that address.

1974: Two policemen and a fugitive from the FBI are seriously wounded in an exchange of gunfire in New Castle, Pa. Constable Anthony Mangino, 35, and Patrolman Larry Occhibone, 51, are in St. Francis Hospital. The fugitive from Cleveland is in Jameson Memorial Hospital.

A young Pennsylvania couple is abducted from a Hubbard Township truck stop and driven to Hartford Township, where the husband was released first and the woman raped before she was released.

Mark Fulks of Boardman is named the No. 1 high school gymnast in the state during a meet in Dayton.

1964: Some 190 Catholic priests from five counties meet in St. Patrick’s Glenwood Avenue School to hear Auxiliary Bishop James W. Malone explain the plan of the Youngstown Diocese to add more English to the Mass effective March 1.

The Public Library faces a growing annual deficit that will total $320,000 by 1966, librarian James C. Foutts warns the board of the Reuben McMillan Free Library Association.

Mayor Anthony B. Flask says he will give all city employees living outside Youngstown ample time to move into the city, but he will enforce the legal residency requirement.

1939: Friends of the Youngstown College Library Association launch its second annual drive to raise $5,000 to provide books for the college. William F. Maag Jr., Friends president, says the college has been developing rapidly, but needs a great many more books for its 1,600 students.

Frederick A. Delano, uncle of President Roosevelt and chairman of the National Resources Committee, expresses great interest in the transportation problems of the Youngstown district while meeting in Washington with two boosters of a Lake-to-River canal, Congressman Michael J. Kirwan and H. Ross Packard of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce.

George W. Stuart of Columbus, a World War submariner, is named director of the National Youth Administration’s work center in Newton Falls, where 125 Northeastern Ohio NYA boys will be enrolled.

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