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YEARS AGO FOR OCT. 17


Published: Tue, October 17, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2017. There are 75 days left in the year.

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On this date in:

1610: French King Louis XIII, age 9, is crowned at Reims, five months after the assassination of his father, Henry IV.

1777: British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrender to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the Revolutionary War.

1931: Mobster Al Capone is convicted in Chicago of income tax evasion.

1933: Albert Einstein arrives in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.

1941: The U.S. destroyer Kearny is damaged by a German torpedo off the coast of Iceland; 11 people die.

1957: The movie “Jailhouse Rock,” starring Elvis Presley, has its world premiere in Memphis, Tenn.

1979: Mother Teresa of India is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1989: An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hits northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage.

1992: Japanese exchange student Yoshi Hattori was fatally shot by Rodney Peairs in Baton Rouge, La., after Hattori and his American host mistakenly knocked on Peairs’ door while looking for a Halloween party. (Peairs was acquitted of manslaughter, but was ordered in a civil trial to pay more than $650,000 to Hattori’s family.)

2007:Comedian Joey Bishop, the last of Sinatra’s “Rat Pack,” dies in Newport Beach, Calif., at age 89.

2016: A long-awaited offensive to retake the Iraqi city Mosul from the Islamic State group begins with a volley of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and heavy artillery bombardments on a cluster of villages east of the militant-held city.

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1992: Despite an apparent $210 million deterioration in Phar-Mor Inc.’s financial position, company lawyers say the company and its Tamco subsidiary are not failing.

A Youngstown teenager, Terrance Lightner, who killed cab driver John J. Kovachik for $15 and then bragged about it, is sentenced to life in prison.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Poland, gives a spirited performance on the “Phil Donahue Show,” attacking the North American Free Trade Agreement as bad for the Mahoning Valley and bad for U.S. workers.

1977: An engine malfunction causes a combine to burst into flames, killing Lloyd Neville, 66, who was operating the machine on a farm near Lisbon in Elkrun Township.

Kenny Koons, who has operated an airport for 25 years along Route 9 near Salem, says he has been grounded by Ohio Edison, which erected 340,000-volt power lines about 4,800 feet from the end of his runway.

Bruce E. Sherman, a certified public accountant, is installed as president of Mahoning Lodge 339 of B’nai B’rith at El Emeth Temple.

1967: Almost 1,800 children get special education in the Youngstown public schools, but 700 others are waiting for openings in slow-learning classes.

Twelve steel-laden trucks, 11 of them with new windshields, pull out of Stony’s Trucking Co. terminal less than 18 hours after they ran a gauntlet of missiles hurled by striking independent steel haulers in Campbell.

1942: More than 50 used tires from 23 owners were collected by the Railway Express Agency. The firm is the official collection agency for all excess tires (over 5 per car) from private car owners.

The American Merchant Marine conference in New York City advocates immediate construction of the proposed Lake Erie-to-Ohio River waterway to defeat the submarine blockade off the Atlantic seaboard.

Woodrow Wilson High is the only Youngstown scholastic football team to win over the weekend, defeating Sharon 7-0.


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