Today is Thursday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2017. There are 31 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1782: The United States and Britain sign preliminary peace articles in Paris for ending the Revolutionary War.

1803: Spain completes the process of ceding Louisiana to France, which has sold it to the United States.

1954: Ann Elizabeth Hodges of Oak Grove, Ala., is slightly injured when an 81/2-pound chunk of meteor crashes through the roof of her house, hits a radio cabinet, then strikes her as she lies napping on a couch.

1993: President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Bill, which requires a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers.

2007: Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel dies in Clearwater, Fla., at age 69.


1992: A local group of preservationists wants to save the Jeanette blast furnace at the former Brier Hill Works of Youngstown Sheet & Tube and create a museum similar to one in Birmingham, Ala., that cost $3 million.

Hubbard police expect to make an arrest in the beating death of Frank W. Davis, 28, of Franklin, Pa., who was found after attending the Hubbard High School Class of 1982 reunion.

Marilyn Geewax, a Campbell native on the editorial board of the Atlanta Constitution, speaks at the Poland Presbyterian Church Breakfast Club and says that Phar-Mor’s troubles have led to an “image [in the national media] that things in Youngstown are coming apart again.”

1977: Mayor-elect Phillip Richley names Ruth O’Neill to be director of the Youngstown Com- munity Relations Commission, replacing Homer B. Warren, who has had the $18,000-a-year job since 1974.

Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., vice president of the Edward J. DeBartolo Corp. and president of the San Francisco 49ers, resigns as a trustee of Youngstown State University, citing the press of business.

Alfredo Solis, a meter reader for the East Ohio Gas Co., is credited with saving the life of an 11-month-old baby by giving her cardiopulmonary resuscitation as he had seen it on TV. Farrah Fryer began breathing before the arrival of EMTs.

1967: A Youngstown State University landmark has a new face, a stainless-steel marker attached to the boulder in front of Jones Hall. Ken Miller, president of Circle K, presented the plaque to university President Albert L. Pugsley.

The Ohio Supreme Court rules that the Youngstown Board of Health lacks authority to increase wages of its 185 employees, ending a yearlong battle by City Housing Inspector Donald Calsey.

General Motors’ huge Lordstown plant is shut down by a walkout of employees, idling several thousand workmen and halting assembly of 400 to 500 cars. The strike is about unsettled grievances.

1942: Filling-station owners report weekend business has doubled as motorists prepare for gas rationing Dec. 1.

American troops who landed on the beaches of North Africa were glad to get their feet on land says Harley Holman, naval petty officer, home in Youngstown on furlough.

Sales of liquor in state retail stores will be restricted to one quart a day for each adult customer.

Estelle Waldman, in WAAC training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, writes to her parents in New Castle that “Army shoes are the most comfortable I have ever worn.”

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