Today is Monday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2017. There are 34 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1815: The constitution for the Congress Kingdom of Poland is signed by Russian Czar Alexander I, who was also king of Poland.

1901: The U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.

1910: New York’s Pennsylvania Station officially opens.

1924: Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade – billed as a “Christmas Parade” – takes place in New York.

1962: The first Boeing 727 is rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant.

1983: One hundred eighty-one people are killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid’s Barajas airport.


1992: Laid-off employees and retirees of GF Furniture Systems, who have been without medical coverage since the company sought bankruptcy protection two years ago, are calling an attorney’s request for payment of $125,000 in legal fees above all other claims “morally unacceptable.”

People who can’t afford to pay tuition at Ohio State University can fill any empty seats in his social-work class, says associate professor William D. Eldridge. University officials aren’t so sure.

Ohio Bancorp, the parent of Youngstown Dollar Bank, is holding exploratory discussions with other financial institutions regarding a possible sale.

1977: Mayor-elect J. Phillip Richley names his brother-in-law, Matthew J. DeCarlo, a 35-year veteran of the Youngstown Fire Department, as the city’s new fire chief.

U.S. Rep. Charles J. Carney, D-Youngstown, returns from a congressional trip to the Middle East, where he attended the session of the Israeli Knesset when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin made historic addresses to the body.

Ohio has 223 dams that are rated at high-risk by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, including the Lake Milton Dam and eight others in the Mahoning Valley.

1967: One man is shot to death and five others are wounded, including four police officers, in a shoot-out between police and three men who held a British steel executive hostage at the Holiday Inn on Route 422 in Niles. More than 100 shots were fired in the battle that wounded Niles police Sgt. John Mahoney, Patrolmen Joseph Williams and Edward Kurowski, and Howland Patrolman John Mrus.

Albert Warner, 84, one of four Youngstown brothers who pioneered the film industry and founded Warner Brothers pictures, dies at his winter home in Miami Beach.

Honeycreek Farms of Petersburg wins two awards at the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago.

1942: William Winsworth, operator of the first 5-and-10-cent store in Youngstown, dies. He opened his store on the site of the Strand Theater in 1882.

The Justice Department announces the arrest of five people on charges of conspiring to harbor Howard Victor Broenstup during the four months the Silver Shirt leader was a fugitive on sedition charges. Among those arrested are Victor Hoye of New Castle, Pa., and Frank W. Mariner of Poland, Ohio.

The supply of nonleaded gasoline in Youngstown has been almost completely shut off, forcing users of gasoline stoves, blow torches, gasoline lanterns and steamers to do without or turn to leaded gas.

A well-fed America sees its first Thanksgiving Day of the war and a new low in the number of fatal accidents for the holiday as gasoline rationing reduces travel.

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