Today is Monday, Oct. 24, the 298th day of 2016. There are 68 days left in the year.

Today is Monday, Oct. 24, the 298th day of 2016. There are 68 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1537: Jane Seymour, the third wife of England’s King Henry VIII, dies 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI.

1648: The Peace of Westphalia ends the Thirty Years War and effectively destroys the Holy Roman Empire.

1939: DuPont begins publicly selling its nylon stockings.

1945: The United Nations officially comes into existence as its charter takes effect.

1962: A naval quarantine of Cuba ordered by President John F. Kennedy goes into effect during the missile crisis.

1972: Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who’d broken Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947, dies in Stamford, Conn., at age 53.

2011: President Barack Obama offers mortgage relief to hundreds of thousands of Americans during a visit to Las Vegas.


1991: Police arrest two 16-year-old Boardman High School students in connection with an explosion behind Glenwood Middle School that damaged 10 windows.

Youngstown Councilman David Engler, D-5th, will ask Mahoning County Prosecutor James Philomena to assign a staff lawyer to try nuisance lawsuits against the owners of crack houses.

Hubbard Road residents say demolition contractors working for the city of Youngstown are illegally dumping debris in ravines and other places.

1976: Firemen from three departments are fighting a large fire at a natural-gas drilling site off Duck Creek Road in Ellsworth Township.

Lester Maddox, former governor of Georgia and the American Party candidate for president, tells a small gathering of supporters at the Ramada Inn in Liberty Township, that the Democrats have offered a Socialist platform and President Ford has offered Ronald Reagan’s platform and that he offers the only constitutional alternative.

Warren residents will vote on whether to increase the city income tax from 1 percent to 1.5 percent, which would raise about $2 million in additional funds for city operations.

1966: General Fireproofing announces plans to buy Crenlo Inc., a Minnesota fabricator of tractor cabs and sheet-metal housings for computers and business machines.

Burglars carry off furs valued at $18,355 from Garrick Women’s Apparel on South State Street in Sharon.

Negotiators for the Youngstown Board of Education and six union committees meet in an attempt to avert a strike by noncertified public school employees.

Austintown Fitch High School and Frank Ohl Junior High are closed after a break in a 24-inch waterline leaves the schools without water.

1941: Since construction of Berlin Reservoir will benefit Youngstown greatly, Lt. Col. D. Lee Hooper, Pittsburgh District engineer, asks the city to transfer to the federal government 209 acres at the site.

East High School’s football team downed an injury-ridden Ursuline team 20-0 in a City Series game.

The Youngstown Chapter of the University of Michigan Club will have a luncheon at the Elks Club where Robert Morgan, Ann Arbor, Mich., will show films of the Minnesota-Michigan game.

Councilman Carl L. Fishel’s criticism of South High students who called for a traffic light on Market Street near the school results in a second editorial in the school newspaper urging council action in the interest of safety.