Today is Thursday, Nov. 10, the 315th day of 2016. There are 51 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1871: Journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley finds Scottish missionary David Livingstone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tanganyika in central Africa.

1938: Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on her CBS radio program.

1951: Customer-dialed long-distance telephone service begins as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, N.J., calls Alameda, Calif., Mayor Frank Osborne without operator assistance.

1969: The children’s educational program “Sesame Street” debuts on National Educational Television (later PBS).

1975: The U.N. General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the world body repealed the resolution in Dec. 1991)

1982: The newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication. Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev dieds at age 75.

2015: Nine people are killed when a small jet crashes into an apartment house in Akron; seven of the dead worked for a Florida real-estate development company.


1991: Relatives of 11 of the 20 Mercer County residents who were killed in Vietnam ride in a parade in Hermitage to a ceremony at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The Youngstown State University Penguins defeat 12th-ranked James Madison University 28-21 before 8,138 fans at Stambaugh Stadium.

Workers in the Mahoning County Department of Human Services ratify a three-year contract calling for 4-percent raises each year, ending a 10-day strike.

1976: Austintown Police Chief James Hazlett, who was visiting a friend, the owner of the Villa Nite Club on Mahoning Avenue, is kicked in the head and robbed of his revolver by two armed men who stormed in.

Salem police are working to crack a theft ring that has broken into 13 cars in the city and stole CB radios and other loot.

1966: Kenneth Lloyd, executive secretary of Interconnecting Waterways Inc., says the non-federal costs of a Lake Erie to Ohio River Canal can be met without increasing the tax burden on local residents.

U.S. Treasury agents trail a Youngstown man to a 500-gallon copper still near New Castle, Pa., the largest moonshine operation uncovered here in recent years.

Unless Struthers voters approve a new 7-mill operating levy at a special December election, education officials say they will launch major cutbacks, including eliminating minor sports, high school bus transportation and special classes.

Niles Architect James Olsavsky is commissioned by Trumbull County commissioners to design a new county children’s home.

1941: William McDowell, Youngstown’s second police chief, who made a reputation as an officer who would “go in and get ’em” no matter how tough the situation, dies of a heart ailment.

U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan of Youngstown has been working overtime to corral tickets to the Army-Navy game at a cost of $4.40 each. He has 100 requests from constituents, but has only been able to get his hands on 83.

Youngstown district industrial plants will be going full blast helping to produce implements for a new war as the city pauses to honor the dead of the World War on Armistice Day.

Scores of local Notre Dame fans get a thrill as about 50 members of the team, managers and coaches stop in Youngstown to attend Sunday Mass at St. Columba Cathedral.

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