Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2014. There are 175 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1540: England’s King Henry VIII has his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.

1776: The Declaration of Independence is read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York.

1816: Argentina declares independence from Spain.

1950: The 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, dies after serving only 16 months of his term. (He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.)

1896: William Jennings Bryan delivers his famous “cross of gold” speech at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

1918: More than 100 people are killed in a train collision in Nashville, Tenn.

1938: Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo dies in Port Chester, N.Y., at age 68.

1943: During World War II, the Allies launch Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily.


1989: Weathersfield Township residents who have contaminated wells plead with Niles City Council to extend a water line into the township.

St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center is gearing up to do increasingly sophisticated work in artificial insemination, but says it will adhere to the Catholic Church’s position, using only the sperm of a husband and egg of his wife in performing inter-fallopian transfers.

Courtney Johnson, an East Liverpool High School graduate, is the first athlete, boy or girl, to earn 12 varsity letters during her four years of high school. She will be attending Muskingum College

1974: The State Board of Education rejects the transfer of Coitsville from the Youngstown City School District to the Campbell City School District by a vote of 13-6, going against a recommendation of a state- appointed referee.

The board of trustees of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine selects a 53-acre site in Rootstown Township, south of Ravenna, for a new medical school.

Conrad Kovach, Mill Creek golf pro, launches his ninth annual free clinic for golfers 6 to 16 years old at Mill Creek’s par 3 course.

1964: Louis Montane, North Side restaurant owner awaiting trial for murdering his wife, Victoria, will be released from Mahoning County Jail to the custody of relatives and transferred to a private sanatorium on Long Island. Montane had been released on $5,000 bond, but was rearrested when relatives became alarmed at his behavior.

A $75,645 damage award, the largest in Mercer County, Pa., history, is returned against the Standard Slag Co. of Warren in a suit filed by Gustave Paul, Inc. of Wheatland. Paul claimed faulty slag received from Standard was used in cement blocks, which were then used in 66 building foundations that crumbled and had to be replaced.

Twenty-two men and boys of Canfield’s reactivated Civil War Unit in the Buckeye Blues Brigade of the Union Army of the Centennial return from a week’s “campaign” at Civil War re-enactments in Georgia.

1939: Youngstown, which was told to expect $50,000 in annual revenue from its 576 parking meters, has collected $41,000 by July and is on track to collect nearly $55,000 by the anniversary date of the meters’ installation in October.

Lewis Glenn, 8, of Mineral Ridge drowns in Eagle Creek near Phalanx in Trumbull County and his cousin, Clarice Glenn, 13, nearly drowned in an attempt to save him.

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