Today is Monday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2017. There are 41 days left in the year.


1620: Peregrine White is born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay. He is the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.

1789: New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

1910: The Mexican Revolution of 1910 has its beginnings under the Plan of San Luis Potosi issued by Francisco I. Madero.

1925: Robert F. Kennedy is born in Brookline, Mass.

1945: 22 former Nazi officials go on trial before an international war-crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. (Almost a year later, the International Military Tribune sentences 12 of the defendants to death. Seven receive prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life. Three are acquitted.)

1959: The United Nations issues its Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

1967: The U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Clock at the Commerce Department ticks past 200 million.

1969: The Nixon administration announces a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phaseout.

1976: The boxing drama “Rocky,” a United Artists release starring Sylvester Stallone, premieres in New York.

1985: The first version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, is officially released.


1992: Hospitalization benefits are restored to about 3,000 Sharon Steel Corp. retirees under a bankruptcy reorganization plan.

Youngstown State University President Leslie Cochran’s former assistant at Southeast Missouri State, Dr. James Scanlon, is named YSU provost at a salary of $102,000.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Poland, says he’s not taking sides, but wants to meet with officials of Waste Technologies Industries and the Environmental Protection Agency to learn more about WTI’s hazardous waste incinerator in East Liverpool.

1977: Paul C. Wigton, manager of the Mahoning Valley District of the Republic Steel Corp., which accounts for 23 percent of Republic’s national output, sees his “No. 1 responsibility is to keep the production as profitable as I possibly can and, at the same time, maintain the plant facilities so that the place doesn’t fall apart.”

Linebacker Jack Lazor, a 1975 graduate of Howland High, leads the Kent State University Golden Flashes with 173 tackles.

1967: A dolly derby at Goodwill Industries attracts 1,500 people and 1,000 dolls.

Thieves take new clothing valued at $2,000 form Cliff’s Dry Cleaning and Haberdashery, opened a month ago on Belmont Ave.

A giant firecracker may have blown in the front door of Jimmy’s Coffin Room, a tavern on Poland Avenue. The owner, James Chaperas said he’s had no troubles.

1942: Nearly 700 people attend a dinner at the Youngstown YMCA opening the 25th community-fund campaign and the second war chest drive with a goal of $305,472.

Youngstown marble board owners have until 3:30 p.m. to get rid of their machines or have them confiscated under orders that Mayor William Spagnola gives Police Chief Andrew Przelomski.

Three buffalo are destined to roam around Pymatuning Dam, if workmen ever round them up in Pittsburgh’s South Park.

With Edward Duco and Jams Murphy starring, Leetonia High smashes Salem, 20-6, in a post-season game at Reilly Stadium.

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