Today is Tuesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2017. There are 40 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1789: North Carolina becomes the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1922: Rebecca L. Felton, a Georgia Democrat, is sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate; her term, the result of an interim appointment, would end the next day as Walter F. George, the winner of a special election, would take office.
1927: Picketing strikers at the Columbine Mine in northern Colorado are fired on by state police; six miners are killed.
1934: The Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes,” starring Ethel Merman, opens on Broadway.
1942: The Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan Highway, is formally opened at Soldier’s Summit in the Yukon Territory.
1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Air Quality Act.
1980: Eighty-seven people die in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.
1992: Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., issues an apology but refuses to discuss allegations that he’d made unwelcome sexual advances toward ten women over the years. (Faced with a threat of expulsion, Packwood ended up resigning from the Senate in 1995.)
2007: New Hampshire sets its earliest-ever presidential primary, deciding on Jan. 8, 2008.
1992: Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey says the opening of the Beaver Valley Expressway “is a triumph of cooperation between all levels of government.”
The shutdown of Sharon Steel Corp.’s Farrell plant two weeks ago spreads to the company’s other division, including Damascus Tube in Transfer, Brainard Strapping in Warren and the Masury Steel Service Center.
Poland police and agents from the PICA Corp. in Columbus raid Tony’s Merchandise Outlet on East McKinley Way, confiscating counterfeit fashion items carrying the names of Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Rolex.
1977: A foreman at Copperweld Steel Co. in Warren confesses to the backwoods murder of Bradford D. Parker, 57, a former Copperweld worker, in what Trumbull deputies first thought was a professional hit, but now believe was tied to a love triangle.
Niles Law Director Mitchell Shaker recommends water rates for all out-of-city customers be increased to 50 percent more than that charged city residents.
A Mass marking the 75th anniversary of St. Stanislaus Church drew 500 people, including Bishop James W. Malone and 70 priests and nuns.
1967: A 19-year-old Warren Marine, Pvt. John D. Flanigan, is reported killed while on a jungle patrol in Vietnam He was married to Kathy Hohman a month before going overseas.
Garbage and rubbish pile up in eight Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority locations as City Ash and city sanitation department officials say there are no intentions of crossing picket lines.
The Youngstown Board of Education is seeking its own Little Hoover commission to study city school problems and make recommendations after failure of a 6.1-mill school operating levy.
1942: Youngstown shoppers are rushing grocery stores to buy coffee in an attempt to beat the beginning of rationing.
More than 500 officials of CIO locals in Mahoning County expect to attend the CIO Community and War Chest rally in Central Auditorium. James Quinn, district director of steelworkers, is chairman.
Complete responsibility for all parades and patriotic demonstrations in Youngstown is placed in the hands of the United Veterans Defense Council, composed of nine city ex-servicemen’s groups and organized by Mayor William Spagnola.