Years Ago

Today is Sunday, June 29, the 180th day of 2014. There are 185 days left in the year.

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On this date in:

1613: London’s original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays are performed, is destroyed by a fire sparked by a cannon shot in a performance of “Henry VIII.”

1767: Britain approves the Townshend Revenue Act, which imposes import duties on glass, paint, lead, paper and tea shipped to the American colonies. (Colonists protested, prompting Parliament to repeal the duties — except for tea.)

1941: Polish statesman, pianist and composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski dies in New York at age 80.

1954: The Atomic Energy Commission votes against reinstating Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer’s access to classified information.

1967: Jerusalem is reunified as Israel removes barricades separating the Old City from the Israeli sector.

1972: The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a trio of death sentences, saying the way they had been imposed constituted cruel and unusual punishment. (The ruling prompted states to effectively impose a moratorium on executions.)

1974: Isabel Martinez de Peron is sworn in as acting president of Argentina.

2003: Actress Katharine Hepburn, one of the last stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age, dies in Old Saybrook, Conn., at 96.

2009: U.S. combat troops withdraw from Iraqi cities, the first major step toward removing all American forces from the country by Dec. 31, 2011.


1989: In an emotionally charged meeting, the New Castle Area Board of Education adopts its 1989-90 budget, which raises taxes by 11 mills, eliminates 32 teaching positions and slashes all athletic programs except football, basketball and track.

Lawyers representing six white Youngstown Police Department patrolmen go to federal court to stop the promotions of six minority officers to detective sergeants.

Youngstown area social service agency representatives and U.S. Census Bureau officials are tackling a problem that plagued the census taken in 1980: how to accurately count the homeless.

1974: Seven Youngstown men, all believed to be part of the city’s numbers operation, are charged with engaging in organized crime under a new Ohio law.

The Youngstown Park and Recreation Commission adopts a resolution asking city council to vote sufficient funds for substantial repairs to the Lake Milton Dam.

A bandit couple walks into the Aey Electric Co. office at 2217 Mahoning Ave., holds the owner and two other people at gunpoint and escapes with two diamond rings, two pistols and $800 in cash.

1964: Mrs. Maude Cozart of Fort Worth, an effervescent Texas woman who created a home away from home for servicemen in San Antonio during World War II and the Korean War, is being entertained by some of her “adopted sons” from the Youngstown area. The reunion was arranged by Frank DePerro.

The venerable white frame Methodist Church in North Jackson, which has fewer than 30 members, will be getting its first full-time pastor, the Rev. Charles E. Richardson, in anticipation of growth due to the coming General Motors plant in Lordstown.

Two medical interns at Trumbull Memorial Hospital from Thailand, Drs. Boontium Khamapiratana and Tuenchit Daranandana, are married in civil and Buddhist ceremonies in Warren.

1939: Some 65,000 people jam downtown for the third annual Vindicator carrier parade, featuring 1,100 carrier boys, floats and the carriers band, directed by “Wild Bill” Dugan. Carriers Arseny Melnick of Youngstown and Thomas C. Scalla of Niles are awarded one-year scholarships to Youngstown College.

Michael and Carmine Ficocelli, directors of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, say the orchestra’s concert at Idora Park will feature “pop” numbers, including selections from “The Student Prince” and Strauss’s “Tales of the Vienna Woods,”

Atty. Paul J. Fleming begins his duties as assistant county prosecutor in charge of delinquent tax collection in the office of Mahoning County Treasurer Frank E. Cailor.

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