Today is Saturday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2017. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada.


On t his date in:

1918: Fighting in World War I ends as the Allies and Germany sign an armistice in the Forest of Compiegne.

1921: The remains of an unidentified American service member are interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.

1942: During World War II, Germany completes its occupation of France.

2012: President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and says the Sept. 11 generation have “written one of the greatest chapters” in the country’s military service, toppling a dictator and battling an insurgency in Iraq, pushing back the Taliban in Afghanistan and decimating al-Qaida’s leadership.


1992: Youngstown Mayor Patrick Ungaro pledges to double the number of community-based police officers, even if it means using city money instead of federal funds to pay for the beat cops.

Former Sharon, Pa., Mayor Harold Bell, who also served as a city councilman and Mercer County commissioner, dies at Sharon Regional Hospital.

Packard Electric has 26,000 workers in Mexico making between $46 and $69 a week, while employment in Warren is down to 8,000, making $16 an hour.

1977: John Davis, 63, and his wife, Mary, 61, are found shot to death in their burning North Lima home, apparent victims of a burglary, double murder and arson.

Youngstown State University kicks off its $21 million capital improvements plan that will include an all-sports complex. Frank C. Watson, president of Youngstown Welding and Engineering Co., will head the drive, and William G. Lyden Jr. is chairman of the All-Sports Complex committee.

Playing at the Sheraton Inn Shenango: Gary U.S. Bonds, whose million-selling records included “Quarter to Three,” “School is Out” and “Dear Lady Twist.”

1967: Four men are killed in a head-on crash at routes 30 and 45 in Lisbon. Dead are Donald M. Adkins, 28; his father, Albert Adkins, 55; Paul V. Dawson, 48, and Arnold Cusick, 19.

One hundred guests attend the dedication ceremonies for the $350,000 Knox Township Elementary School near Sebring. Dr. Wallace Jamison of Westminster College is the speaker.

A victory celebration will take place at the Struthers High School Fieldhouse to honor the football team, which clinched the Steel Valley Championship and completed an undefeated season with a 12-6 victory over Campbell.

1942: Selective service headquarters in Columbus estimates that 11,691 men have entered the Army, Navy and Marines from Mahoning County from the beginning of 1941 through October 1942.

Four Civil War cannons that have stood guard at Central Square for more than 60 years are removed and will be used as scrap to produce modern implements of war. The cannons were obtained for the Youngstown site by James Garfield, an Ohio congressman who later became president.

Christmas trees will cost probably one-fifth more in 1942 than a year earlier, local dealers predict. The rise in cost is due to labor shortages and difficulty in getting transportation.

The federal government is seeking experienced nurses and agricultural produce warehouse men to fill civil-service jobs important to the war effort.

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