Today is Sunday, Oct. 23, the 297th day of 2016. There are 69 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1864: Forces led by Union Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis repel Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s army in the Civil War Battle of Westport in Missouri.

1915: Tens of thousands of women parade up Fifth Avenue in New York City, demanding the right to vote.

1941: The Walt Disney animated feature “Dumbo,” about a young circus elephant who learns how to fly, premieres in New York.

1942: During World War II, Britain launched a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein in Egypt, resulting in an Allied victory.

1944: The World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf begins, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese forces.

1956: A student-sparked revolt against Hungary’s Communist rule begins.

1964: The Neil Simon comedy “Barefoot in the Park,” starring Elizabeth Ashley and Robert Redford, opens on Broadway.

1973: President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings subpoenaed by the Watergate special prosecutor to Judge John J. Sirica.

1983: Some 241 U.S. service members, most of them Marines, are killed in a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces kills 58 paratroopers.

2001: The nation’s anthrax scare hits the White House with the discovery of a small concentration of spores at an offsite mail processing center.

2006: Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is sentenced by a federal judge in Houston to 24 years, four months for his role in the company’s collapse.

2011: Libya’s interim rulers declare the country liberated, formally marking the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year tyranny.


1991: Petty thieves are hitting laundry machines at apartment complexes in Austintown, Girard and Boardman, getting only a few dollars in coins from the machines but doing heavy damage to the machines.

Youngstown Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro agrees to pay the St. Vincent DePaul Society $60,000 for its property on Oak Hill Avenue, but has not been able to come up with the money. The society needs to replace the furnace at its building on Wick Avenue, across from the public library.

Three Youngstown nurses are honored at the 75th Ohio Nurses Association convention in Cleveland for their contributions to health care: Lori Grenich, Arlene Nagy and Donna DeFrank.

1976: All admissions to the Mercer County Home and Hospital have been frozen until the threat of a strike by county employees is over.

The modern 43-foot high headquarters of three credit unions at Federal Plaza East and South Avenue officially opens. The $1.5 million building was designed by Bank Building Corp. of St. Louis, Mo.

John D. Beeghly, vice president of Standard Slag Co., receives an honorary doctor of laws degree during Founders Day ceremonies at Baldwin-Wallace College.

1966: A corporate gift of $145,000 from Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., an increase of $5,000 over a year earlier, puts the Youngstown United Appeal within $19,000 of the $1 million mark.

Youngstown University is one of only 35 U.S. universities to have a nun serve as full-time adviser to the Newman Club. Sister Joan of Arc counsels students and teachers.

“Sisters ‘66,” a unique musical production featuring 55 Benedictine nuns from Erie, Pa., will perform four times at the Sharon High School.

1941: Copperweld Steel Co. signs a lease agreement for the Defense Plant Corp. in Washington to double the capacity of its Warren plant at accost of $4 million. The plant produces electric alloy stainless and tool steel.

The Ohio Supreme Court closes the last door of hope on a group of Campbell candidates who were defeated in the Democratic primaries, but hope to run on a separate ballot that they labeled the “Roosevelt Ticket.”

A 22-year-old Market Street man is in city jail after narrowly escaping being beaten or possibly lynched by an angry mob of about 35 residents who accused him of molesting children.

Three more cases of infantile paralysis are reported in Springfield Township. Springfield schools have been closed for a week and will remain closed for two more.