Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017. There are 70 days left in the year.

Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017. There are 70 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1746: Princeton University is first chartered as the College of New Jersey.

1836: Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.

1926: Ernest Hemingway’s first novel, “The Sun Also Rises,” is published by Scribner’s of New York.

1928: Republican presidential nominee Herbert Hoover speaks of the “American system of rugged individualism” in a speech at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1934: Bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near East Liverpool.

1962: In a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy reveals the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and announces a quarantine of all offensive military equipment being shipped to the Communist island nation.

1964: Jean-Paul Sartre is named winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, even though the French writer had said he would decline the award.

1979: The U.S. government allows the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment – a decision that precipitates the Iran hostage crisis.

1981: The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization is decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.

1991: The European Community and the European Free Trade Association conclude a landmark accord to create a free trade zone of 19 nations by 1993.

2014: A gunman shoots and kills a soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottawa, then storms the Canadian Parliament before he is shot and killed by the sergeant-at-arms.


1992: Sickened by what she said is official tolerance of gambling and drug trafficking in Campbell, city Councilwoman Juanita Rich is calling for an FBI investigation.

A nationwide mock presidential election in middle and high schools includes 27,000 students in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. President George Bush got 17 percent, Independent Ross Perot, 28 percent, and Democrat Bill Clinton, 50 percent.

Milton Township Police Chief William Moretz says Craig Beach Mayor Julius Yuhasz Jr. has been “playing police officer” and causing confusion at crime scenes. He has instructed his officers to arrest Yuhasz if he is found answering a police call in the township.

1977: The Most Rev. Thaddeus F. Zielinski, prime bishop of the Polish National Catholic Church in the United States, celebrates a solemn high mass at Holy Trinity Church in New Castle, Pa.

Speaking in Youngstown on behalf of mayoral candidate Ron Daniels, state Sen. Bill Owens of Massachusetts calls for the breakup of conglomerates and multinational corporations and for greater community control of large businesses.

Alan Scharsu covers the 21/2-mile Boardman track in 11:55.5 to win individual honors and lead Austintown Fitch to its 10th straight championship in the Class AAA Sectional cross-country meet.

1967: An overflowing standpipe on West Indianola Avenue floods four homes between the standpipe and Hillman Street.

Coming to Stambaugh Auditorium: A double main event in wrestling featuring Bruno Sammartino, heavyweight champion, vs. Luke Graham; and Dr. Bill Miller, former OSU football player, vs. Miguel Perez, the Puerto Rican champion. General admission, $2. Ringside, $3.

A tractor-trailer windshield is shattered by a rock at Queen’s Garden Restaurant near Lisbon. It was one of 10 steel-haulers being escorted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol during an ongoing strike by independent drivers.

1942: During their fall luncheon at the Youngstown Club, the Lions’ Ladies pledge to continue assisting children in classes for the blind in public schools. Mrs. Nate Hartzell presided.

When the $6.6 million Berlin Reservoir is dedicated, a bottle of Chateau Kirwan, an expensive French wine, will be shattered and the wine will join with the Mahoning River to fill the reservoir.

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