Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, July 15, the 196th day of 2014. There are 169 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1799: French soldiers in Egypt discover the Rosetta Stone, which proved instrumental in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

1916: Boeing Co. is founded in Seattle.

1964: Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona is nominated for president by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.

1971: President Richard Nixon delivers a televised address in which he announces that he has accepted an invitation to visit the People’s Republic of China.

1979: President Jimmy Carter delivers his “malaise” speech, He laments what he calls a “crisis of confidence” in America.

1992: Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton is nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention in New York.

2010: After 85 days, BP stops the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.


1989: The $1.2 million expansion begins at the Kaufmann’s store at Southern Park Mall, the first step in a multimillion-dollar renovation.

For the third time in a week, construction crews hit a waterline on Federal Plaza West in downtown, forcing the city to shut off water to businesses.

About 100 protesters, including Bishop Albert Ottenweller of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, are arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest after locking arms to block access to an abortion clinic on Market Street.

1974: The Youngstown Hardhats absorb a 20-3 setback in their Midwest Football League opener against the Flint, Mich., Sabres at Campbell Memorial Stadium.

Nearly 100 members of the Ohio National Guard 838th Military Police Co. in Youngstown are ordered to take over security operations at Ohio’s Lucasville prison, replacing striking correctional officers.

A cloud of toxic chemicals suspended over Northwest Alliance as a result of chemicals burned in a fire at Universal Cooperatives Inc. causes city officials to plan the evacuation of a 22-square-block area.

1964: Peter F. Hurst, president of Aeroquip Corp., announces plans to upgrade its Republic Rubber Division operations in Youngstown.

Robert Stanley, 15, a sophomore at Boardman High, receives his Eagle Scout award at a court of honor at Pleasant Grove United Presbyterian Church.

Six girls complete the X-ray technology course at North Side Hospital under the direction of Dr. Ben S. Brown: Frances Semer, Nancy Dubbs, Frances Jean Pasquale, Patricia Dickson, Gaye M. Gruber and Andrea Toth.

1939: About 40 employees of the Lake Milton Dog Track say they have received no pay since the track opened July 4.

Thomas Bartolovich, 47, dies in South Side Hospital of injuries received when he was struck by a Muny Railway bus in front of his Poland Avenue home.

Two of three concerts scheduled at Idora Park as fund raisers for the Letter Carriers Band have been cancelled.

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