Today is Thursday, Aug. 26, the 239th day of 2004. There are 127 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Thursday, Aug. 26, the 239th day of 2004. There are 127 days left in the year. On this date in 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, is declared in effect.
In 55 B.C., Roman forces under Julius Caesar invade Britain. In 1883, the island volcano Krakatoa begins erupting with increasingly large explosions. In 1939, the first televised major league baseball games are shown on experimental station W2XBS -- a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. The Reds win the first game, 5-2, the Dodgers the second, 6-1. In 1957, the Soviet Union announces it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. In 1961, the official International Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson is nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic national convention in Atlantic City, N.J. In 1972, the summer Olympics games open in Munich, West Germany. In 1974, Charles Lindbergh -- the first man to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic -- dies at his home in Hawaii at age 72. In 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice is elected the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church following the death of Paul VI. The new pontiff takes the name Pope John Paul I. In 1986, in the so-called "preppie murder" case, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin is found strangled in New York's Central Park; Robert Chambers later pleads guilty to manslaughter.
August 26, 1979: Violent juvenile crime is rising sharply in Youngstown, with nearly 15 young men sentenced to maximum-security institutions for crimes including murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping or a combination of those crimes.
Youngstown State University budgets $38.9 million for operations in the 1979-80 fiscal year, an increase of more than $3 million and almost 9 percent over the year just completed.
Shortages of widely used diesel fuel and of Great Lakes licensed vessel officers could team up in the fall and winter to create some serious production problems for Youngstown district industries.
August 26, 1964: The Republic Steel Corp. plans to spend $50 million for an improvement program at its Canton works to meet current and anticipated demand for alloy and stainless steel for the aerospace, defense and automotive industries.
U.S. Sen. Eugene McCarthy pulls out of the Democratic vice presidential contest in favor of his fellow Minnesotan, Sen. Hubert H. Hum-phrey. President Johnson hasn't announced his choice for vice president, but it is expected to be Humphrey,
August 26, 1954: Mahoning County Prosecutor William A. Ambrose rules that the county commissioners cannot enter into an agreement with the United Steelworkers of America or any other union as a collective bargaining agent for any county employees. Ambrose says a state Supreme Court ruling limits the power of the commissioners to only those actions described by statute, and entering into labor contracts is not in the statutes.
U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan endorses development of a proposed Air Force reserve training center at Youngstown Municipal Airport. The base would not interfere with airport operations and would represent establishment of a new industry in the area.
Mahoning County Coroner David Belinky will investigate the death of Willie I. "Blind Bill" Williams, well-known downtown pencil vendor and guitar player, who was killed when he walked into the side of a Youngstown Municipal Railway Co. bus.
August 26, 1929: Fire of undetermined origin destroys two stores in Greenville, Pa., a Murphy 5 and 10 and an A & amp;P grocery. Damage is estimated at $100,000.
Paul Hodge, Niles city solicitor, and F.W. Mouery, president of the Federated Churches of Youngstown, add their endorsements to those of nine prominent Youngstown citizens who support action by the directors of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District to pay $40,000 to end the suit against the water district by opponents who claim its creation was unconstitutional.
The Rev. S.L. Shockey of Canton is assigned to Grace Evangelical Church in Youngstown by Bishop Samuel P. Spreng during a conference of Evangelical ministers.

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