Youngstown News, Years Ago
Today is Sunday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2010. there are 82 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1845: The U.S. Naval Academy is established in Annapolis, Md.
1913: The Panama Canal is effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sends a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroy a section of the Gamboa dike.
1935: The George Gershwin opera “Porgy and Bess,” featuring an all-black cast, opens on Broadway; it runs for 124 performances.
1943: Chiang Kai-shek takes the oath of office as president of China.
1967: The Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting the placing of weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, enters into force.
1973: Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleads no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion, and resigns his office.
1985: U.S. fighter jets force an Egyptian plane carrying the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, where the gunmen are taken into custody.
Actor-director Orson Welles dies in Los Angeles at age 70; actor Yul Brynner dies in new York at age 65.
1985: Benny Hinn, the charismatic evangelist, is speaking at two evening services at Calvary Assembly of God, 7580 Glenwood Ave.
Mahoning County commissioners approve a three-year contract with sheriff’s deputies that will increase a deputy’s salary from $14,629 to $18,426 over the course of the contract.
A Newark, N.J., man, Ronald Maines, who hasn’t heard for 20 years, has his hearing restored with a new procedure, a cochlear implant, performed by Dr. William Lippy at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren.
1970: The Warren-Trumbull Council of Economic Opportunity is awarded a grant of $71,525 for its Head Start program that is in its second year.
Consumers Water co. of Portland, Maine, begins a financial move to acquire the Ohio Water Service co. of Struthers, operator of Ohio water systems, with about 50,000 customers.
The Mahoning Valley Regional Mass Transit Authority is seeking a capital grant of $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
1960: The Wilkoff co., founded by Samuel Wilkoff, a Russian immigrant who landed in the United States with two cents in his pocket, celebrates its 75th anniversary as a multi-million dollar operator in the huge scrap industry. It recently dedicated a $300,000, 600-ton hydraulic scrap cutting machine.
Douglas Mueller, assistant to the president of Seiberling Rubber co. in Akron, will be the keynote speaker at the Community Chest kickoff campaign that has set a goal of $1.2 million for the support of 39 Red Feather agencies.
Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the Democratic presidential nominee, leaves Youngstown for Warm Springs, Ga., where he praises president Frank D. Roosevelt for helping “open doors to the Negro.”
The Pittsburgh Pirates win the fifth game of the World Series, beating the new York Yankees 5-2, to take a 3-2 lead in the series.
1935: Faced with the possible closing of Ohio State University in 10 days, Gov. Davey suggests an investigation by “a high class committee of competent men” of the university’s spending. Davey had cut $1.2 million from the OSU budget.
Fred J. Warnock, a local attorney and former Youngstown mayor, is elected eminent grand warden for Ohio during the 93rd annual conclave of the Knights Templar of Ohio meeting in Youngstown. Thousands of Youngstowners attend the downtown parade that was part of the convention.
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