Today is Monday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2004. There are 144 days left in the year. On this date in

Today is Monday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2004. There are 144 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States explodes a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.
In 1790, the Columbia returns to Boston Harbor after a three-year voyage, becoming the first ship to carry the American flag around the world. In 1854, Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden," which described his experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts.
In 1902, Edward VII is crowned king of England after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. In 1936, Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics as the United States takes first place in the 400-meter relay.
In 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people are found brutally murdered in Tate's Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his disciples were later convicted of the crime. In 1974, President Nixon's resignation takes effect. Vice President Gerald R. Ford becomes the nation's 38th chief executive. In 1988, President Reagan nominates Lauro Cavazos to be secretary of education; Cavazos becomes the first Hispanic to serve in the Cabinet. In 1994, a divided Senate opens formal debate on legislation to provide health insurance for millions of Americans without it.
August 9, 1979: The Packard Electric Division of General Motors will build a new manufacturing facility on Victoria Road in Austintown. The plant will contain 160,000 square feet and be built on a 14-acre site.
Between 3,000 and 4,000 applications have been received by the Mahoning County auditor's office for the recently revamped Ohio homestead tax exemption. The exemption has been extended to senior citizens with a maximum income of $15,000, an increase of $5,000.
Five Youngstown area athletes leave for the 13th annual AAU Junior Olympics at the University of Nebraska. They are gymnasts Jennifer Dickey, Bob Knight, Matt Henderson and Kathy Collett and javelin thrower Ron Yarab.
August 9, 1964: The Youngstown Board of Control awards Larry Smith & amp; Associates of Washington, D.C., a $4,000 contract to do a marketability study and provide reappraisals for parcels in the first urban renewal project in the central business district.
Prof. Charles H. Aurand Jr., dead of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown University, is appointed assistant to YU President Howard Jones, and Donald W. Byo of the Dana faculty has been named assistant dean of Dana.
Playing at the Southside Drive-In: "Bikini Beach," starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and Martha Hyer, with Keenan Wynn as a special guest star. "It's as bare as you dare at Bikini Beach." Playing at the Northside Drive-In: "The Horror of Party Beach." "Weird! Horrifying! Fantastic!"
August 9, 1954: U.S. Sen. Thomas A. Burke, D-Ohio, speaking at a meeting of the Jeffersonian Club of Mahoning County, predicts that the Senate will reconvene before the November election to censure Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wisc.
Little Margaret "Peggy" Hudak, the 5-year-old leukemia victim who was "adopted" by the Seabees Division 420 of the Naval Reserve Center in Youngstown, dies at her home. The Seabees made Peggy their honored guest at the Memorial Day parade and vowed to do what they could to make her last months with the incurable illness happy ones.
Youngstown's first shipment of Labrador-Quebec iron ore arrives at the Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. Campbell Works from Philadelphia. The first train of 108 hopper cars brought 8,384 net tons of ore to the plant.
August 9, 1929: One of the most drastic reactions in stock market history wipes out more than $1 billion in quote values within 15 minutes. Prices rally for a time and then relapse before the close of business on Wall Street.
Charles T. Agnew of 716 Oak Hill Ave., an auctioneer, teacher, county commissioner and one of the most widely known men in northeastern Ohio, dies of a heart attack.
The Youngstown Jewish Center at Elm Street and Lincoln Avenue, in the former Henry Tod homestead, is being sold to a group of physicians who will convert it into a clinic hospital. The sale price is $65,000. The center will be moved to a new site, which has not been selected.

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