Today is Thursday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2005. There are 37 days left in the year. This is
Today is Thursday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2005. There are 37 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day. On this date in 1963, Jack Ruby shoots and mortally wounds Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television.
In 1784, Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, is born in Orange County, Va. In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species," which explains his theory of evolution. In 1871, the National Rifle Association is incorporated. In 1944, during World War II, U.S. bombers based on Saipan attack Tokyo in the first raid against the Japanese capital by land-based planes. In 1969, Apollo 12 splashes down safely in the Pacific. In 1971, hijacker "D.B. Cooper" parachutes from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom -- his fate remains unknown.
November 24, 1980: Former Congressman Charles J. Carney pleads innocent in federal court to a charge that he accepted use of a gasoline credit card in exchange for political favors while serving as the 19th District's representatives.
To help remedy the county's sickly financial condition, Mahoning County commissioners are considering selling the county nursing home to a private operator.
The Delaware Blue Hens continue their domination of the Youngstown State University Penguins in their short but intense rivalry, scoring a 20-13 upset victory in their fourth meeting. The first half ended with the Penguins leading 10-7, but a rash of second half turnovers sealed the Penguins' fate.
November 24, 1965: Working privileges for any prisoner from any court in Ohio are illegal, Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe rules. Saxbe issued his ruling after a Vindicator story showed widespread abuse of the privilege.
St. Elizabeth Hospital is paying $162,000 to a family whose 16-year-old son was blinded, muted and paralyzed by an overdose of morphine administered by a student nurse in 1964. The payment is one of the largest ever reached in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
A South High School senior is cut seriously during a fight in which his opponent, another senior, went through the display room window of the L.F. Donnell Ford agency.
Lake Central Airlines' Youngstown operation will add jet service at the turn of the year when its new French-built Nord 262 prop-jet aircraft go into service.
November 24,1955: An estimated 50,000 people jam downtown Youngstown for the community Christmas parade, which included 16 floats following a Wizard of Oz theme and 13 district high school bands.
U.S. Sen Joseph C. O'Mahoney of Oklahoma, head of a monopoly subcommittee investigating General Motors, says some auto dealers who are critical of GM have declined to testify for fear of reprisals from the company.
The Youngstown Post Office plans to hire about 500 people as extra mail carriers and office help to handle the Christmas mail rush, says Postmaster John E. Doyle.
November 24, 1930: Six people, including a five-year-old child and the driver of a stolen car, are killed in auto accidents in the Youngstown area over the weekend.
The Federal Radio Commission refuses an application by Erwin J. Kruse for a license to build a new radio station in Warren to operate on 1,200 kilocycles with 50 watts of power.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholds the convictions and death penalties for Irene Shrader and W. Glenn Dague in the murder of state police Cpl. Brady Paul near New Castle Dec. 27, 1929.
Duffers may anticipate less distance on the golf course next season. At a tournament in Portland, Ore., professional golfers try out the larger, lighter ball that will be in play. The average of the 10 best drives with the old ball was 236 yards; with the new ball, 231 yards.
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