October 14, 2010 by staff
1912: Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the presidency, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee. Despite the injury, he goes ahead with a planned speech.
1930: Ethel Merman made her Broadway debut in the musical “Girl Crazy” with songs by George and Ira Gershwin.
1944: German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than execution for allegedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler’s face.
1947: Air Force test pilot Charles E. (“Chuck”) Yeager broke the sound barrier as he flies the experimental Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California.
1960: The idea of a Peace Corps is suggested by the Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy to an audience of students at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
1987: A 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, that the 18-month-old Jessica McClure slides 22 feet in an abandoned well at a private daycare center, she is saved on October 16.
1990: Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died in New York at age 72.
1985: A 52-page “Economic Development Strategy” for Youngstown is compiled under the direction of Dr. H. Robert Dodge of the YSU School of Business and offers clean the Mahoning River for boating and recreation, the construction of a retail condominium project near YSU and a sports hall of fame.
A fire destroyed a power plant in 98-years in Kensington. Scott Mercer, chief of the Hanover Township Fire Department, estimated the loss at $ 250,000.
1970: Mahoning County Prosecutor Vincent E. Gilmartin told sheriff Ray T. Davis that his office can not represent the sheriff in his fight with county commissioners on the budget and advised him to hire a lawyer on the outside.
The Senate confirms David S. Dennison Jr., a former Republican congressman from Warren, for a term of 7 years at the Federal Trade Commission.
1960: Harry D. Rhodehouse Youngstown participates in the inauguration of the new science room at Theil College, Greenville, Pa., who is appointed Rhodehouse Memorial Science Building in honor of his family.
Vindicator reporters who interviewed residents of the Youngstown area in person and by phone after the debate between presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon find that many do not watch the televised debate and that those who did, few had changed their minds by what has been seen or heard.
1935: the Indian summer weather puts mass Sunday drivers in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, resulting in accidents in which five people were killed and 28 injured.
A total of 1268 elderly people in need in Mahoning County received average old-age pensions and 16.48 in August, reports Henry J. Berrodin, Head of the Ohio Division of aid for the elderly.
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