Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2014. There are 351 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1784: The United States ratifies a peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary War.

1814: The Treaty of Kiel ends hostilities between Denmark and Sweden, with Denmark agreeing to cede Norway to Sweden, something Norway refuses to accept.

1914: Ford Motor Co. greatly improves its assembly-line operation by employing an endless chain to pull each chassis along at its Highland Park plant.

1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle open a wartime conference in Casablanca.


1989: The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is a challenge to all people to pursue equal justice for all, U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, D-Cleveland, tells 150 people at Youngstown State University as part of the observance of King’s birthday.

Federal officials say that Daniel Delp Jr., 43, reputed national president of the Pagan Motorcycle Club, is arrested near Salem on charges of running an interstate drug ring.

1974: The partially frozen, bruised body of Daniel Ebersole, 14, who was kidnapped, is found by FBI agents, tied to a tree near his Jamestown, N.Y., home. His mother is the former Helen Good of Poland and his uncle is J. Paul Good, Mahoning County executive director of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.

Clyde L. “Mose” Hall of Brookfield, a teacher for 41 years, area sports figure and one of the founders of the Steel Valley Conference, dies in North Side Hospital where he was a patient since Dec. 22 with a kidney ailment. He was 66.

1964: Youngstown area residents are digging out from a two-day snowfall of 16 inches and temperatures of six-below that claimed at least five lives in the district.

David R. Metzger of Terrace Gardens Nursery Inc. is elected president of the National Nursery Men’s Association at its silver anniversary convention in Chicago.

1939: Ruth and Billy Ambrose, Youngstown district dancers who have won a national reputation, sign a 10-week contract to perform at the Savoy Hotel in London and on the French Riviera. They will sail on the Manhattan on Feb. 9.

The number of employees dropped from Ohio’s payroll exceed 1,000 with the dismissal of 465 workers in the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Gov. John W. Bricker’s economy “war.”

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