Years Ago

Today is Monday, May 26, the 146th day of 2014. There are 219 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance.


On this date in:

1521: Martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.

1864: President Abraham Lincoln signs a measure creating the Montana Territory.

1868: The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal on the remaining charges.

1913: Actors’ Equity Association is organized by a group of actors at the Pabst Grand Circle Hotel in New York.

1954: Explosions rock the aircraft carrier USS Bennington off Rhode Island, killing 103 sailors. (The initial blast is blamed on leaking catapult fluid ignited by the flames of a jet.)


1989: Senate Minority Leader Harry Meshel of Youngstown announces a new plan to give Ohio its own drug czar, nine new courts, 27 more prosecutors and two new prisons in the battle against drugs.

Former state Rep. George D. Tablack of Struthers vows to take his fight to repeal the Mill Creek Metropolitan Park District to the Supreme Court if necessary, saying the countywide vote that created the district “is not the American way.”

1974: Jennings Lambeth, president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., assigns Dr. Johannes M. Uys to set up a company metrification committee in anticipation of Congress requiring the nation to shift to the metric system that is used by most of the world.

Myron E. Ullman Sr., one of the city’s leading attorneys, a civic leader and member of a prominent Youngstown family, dies after suffering a heart attack at his Sleepy Hollow Drive home in Canfield. He was 84.

1964: Seventh grade pupils in the elementary schools in the East High School district will remain in their present buildings instead of being sent to overcrowded East High for the eighth grade, the board of education decides.

Mahoning County’s relief load is the lowest in five years, says Welfare Director I.L. Feuer.

1939: Frank Purnell, president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., and Benjamin Fairless, president of United States Steel Corp., are elected vice presidents of the American Iron and Steel Institute.

Youngstown district steel operations are expected to jump seven points to between 48 and 49 percent of capacity with three Bessemers and 44 of 83 open hearths in operation.

Youngstown officials are meeting with the Youngstown Municipal Railway Co. to discuss the need for bus service for between 500 and 700 WPA workers assigned to the municipal airport project in Vienna Township.

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