Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2004. There are 123 days left in the year. On this date
Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2004. There are 123 days left in the year. On this date in 1862, Union forces are defeated by the Confederates at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Va.
In 30 B.C. (on Aug. 30, by some estimates), the seventh and most famous queen of ancient Egypt known as Cleopatra commits suicide. In 1905, Ty Cobb makes his major league batting debut, playing for the Detroit Tigers. In 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrives in Japan, and sets up Allied occupation headquarters. In 1963, the "Hot Line" communications link between Washington and Moscow goes into operation. In 1967, the Senate confirms the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the Supreme Court. In 1983, Guion S. Bluford Jr. becomes the first black American astronaut to travel in space, blasting off aboard Challenger. In 1986, Soviet authorities arrest Nicholas Daniloff, the Moscow correspondent for U.S. News and World Report. (He is later released.) In 1991, Azerbaijan declares its independence, joining the stampede of republics seeking to secede from the Soviet Union. In 1997, Americans learn of the car crash in Paris that claims the lives of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul. (Because of the time difference, it was Aug. 31 where the crash occurred.)
August 30, 1979: It's not enough that President Carter must fend off predator Republicans, rebellious Democrats and an unruly Congress; now comes word he had to fight off a rapacious rabbit on a fishing pond in Georgia.
Willie Johnson of 129 Forest Ave., Youngstown has corn that is high as an elephant's eye, if an elephant's eyes is 12 feet above ground.
Gov. James A. Rhodes summons Warren Mayor Arthur Richards and trustees of Bazetta Township to his office in Columbus to discuss the deadlock over water service that is jeopardizing construction of a K mart distribution center.
August 30, 1964: Health education will be spotlighted at the Canfield Fair. The Red Cross will demonstrate swimming skills in a 12-foot pool and the Mahoning County Medical Society will display transparent models of the skeleton and nervous system.
The World Boxing Association rules that the heavyweight title held by Cassius Clay is vacant.
August 30, 1954: Ramm Construction Co. submits a low bid of $52,747 for streamlining Central Square. The city had earmarked $100,000 from a capital improvement bond issue for the project.
Donald M. Bernier, 33, World War II military pilot and part-time flying instructor at the Bird Airport, Hubbard Road, is killed instantly when a small plane converted for stunt flying crashes at the airport.
Canfield Fair board members are at the fairgrounds, preparing for what has earned a reputation as the biggest county fair in Ohio. One of the features will be a big ice and variety show each night.
August 30, 1929: Visitors to the Cleveland air races see the dirigible Los Angeles take on a Navy Corsair in flight, the largest airplane ever hooked to a dirigible in the air. They also watch as the "Nine High Hats," crack Navy flyers, execute maneuvers over the grandstand with the biplanes tied together with rope.
Police are questioning a man said to have lived with Mrs. Sadie Jones, 45, of 100 Oklahoma Ave, whose partly decomposed body was found in bed at her home.
Some 5,000 former doughboys are enroute to Youngstown for the 11th annual National Reunion of the 37th Division, an all-Ohio organization. The three-day convention will include the showing of six reels of moving pictures of 37th Division activities at the Idora Park Theater.