Today is Tuesday, Aug. 10, the 223rd day of 2004. There are 143 days left in the year. On this date



Today is Tuesday, Aug. 10, the 223rd day of 2004. There are 143 days left in the year. On this date in 1846, Congress charters the Smithsonian Institution, named after English scientist James Smithson, whose bequest of half a million dollars had made it possible.
In 1874, Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, is born in West Branch, Iowa. In 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt is stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello. In 1944, during World War II, American forces overcome remaining Japanese resistance on Guam. In 1949, the National Military Establishment is renamed the Department of Defense. In 1969, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca are murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson's cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were slain. In 1977, postal employee David Berkowitz is arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of being "Son of Sam," the gunman responsible for six slayings and seven woundings. In 1988, President Reagan signs a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II. In 1994, President Clinton claims presidential immunity in asking a federal judge to dismiss, at least for the time being, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee.
August 10, 1979: GF Business Equipment Inc. has begun installing about $400,000 worth of new equipment as a first step in upgrading the East Dennick Avenue plant's efficiency, securing its future.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio agrees to a request by Mayor J. Phillip Richley to hold hearings in Youngstown on Ohio Edison's application to shut down its steam plant in Youngstown.
August 10, 1964: The Ohio Department of Highways announces that it will give advisory and financial assistance to eligible individuals, families, businessmen and farmers who will be forced to move by construction on a section of the Lake Erie to Ohio River Freeway in Canfield and Austintown townships.
The Mahoning County Tuberculosis and Health Association will X-ray about 400 Youngstown employees as part of its current health and safety drive. The portable X-ray unit being used for city employees will be made available to the public for one day, in front on the Paramount Theater. Anyone 18 years old or older can have a free X-ray.
August 10, 1954: Officials of the Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. and Bethlehem Steel Corp. are making joint tours of each other's plants over a two-week period, in connection with merger talks on-going between the two companies.
The second anniversary of the opening of the U.S. Air Force base at Youngstown Municipal Airport is observed by Col. Francis J. Vetort, base commander, who takes the opportunity to make a plea for establishment of the proposed Air Force Reserve base.
August 10, 1929: Following on the heels of a series of holdups staged by three armed men, two masked robbers hold up the Ohio Public Service Co. in Newton Falls, escaping with $656, after threatening to shoot a woman employee.
A man and a women are killed and five men are injured in three airplane crashes in Northeast Ohio. Mrs. F. H. Hammond, 23, dies in a crash at the Orville airport and her husband is injured. Howard Dye of Columbus is fatally injured, while his brother, Paul Dye, of Girard in injured in a crash near Pomeroy. Among the others injured was Bishop Kilpatrick, son of Warren Mayor W.H. Kilpatrick.

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