Today is Friday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2005. 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 1883, the island volcano Krakatoa begins erupting with increasingly large explosions. In 1936, the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, calling for most British troops to leave Egypt (except those guarding the Suez Canal) is signed in Montreux, Switzerland (it is abrogated by Egypt in 1951). 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 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 1985, 13-year-old AIDS patient Ryan White begins "attending" classes at Western Middle School in Kokomo, Ind., via a telephone hook-up at his home -- school officials had barred Ryan from attending classes in person.
August 26, 1980: The parents of 10,000 Youngstown public and parochial school students who will be riding WRTA buses to school are being told to call a special information line established to tell where and when children can catch their buses. The board of education has expressed some concern over the WRTA's plan to pick up children only at established bus stops.
Alison Jones Harmon, a 1971 graduate of Ursuline High School and 1975 graduate of Bowling Green State University, is named principal of North Avenue Elementary School in Youngstown.
One hundred, and perhaps as many as 150 city employees will be slashed from Youngstown's payroll as Mayor George Vukovich moves to erase an anticipated $400,000 deficit. Three fire stations will be closed.
August 26: 1965: Dr. Robert N. Montgomery, chancellor and former president of Muskingum College, has been instrumental in the presentation of a gift of $4 million to the college by an Arizona businessman. Dr. Montgomery is the brother of the Rev. Don P. Montgomery, pastor of Pleasant Grove U.P. Church in Youngstown.
Two bandits severely beat Steve Bona, 64, operator of a North Side service station, escaping with more than $1,000 in cash.
A panty girdle decorated with red and white stripes and blue stars and marketed as "Stars and Stripes" is removed from the market after complaints by the Daughters of The American Revolution.
August 26, 1955: Uncle Sam is cracking down on 1,100 businesses in the four-county Youngstown area and expects to collect $1 million in withholding income and Social Security taxes that have not been forwarded to Washington.
A Community Chest goal of $889,296 has been set for the 1955 campaign, an increase of 12.6 percent over the 1954 campaign.
Razing of the old Mahoning County jail is to be completed in time for construction of the new six-story jail and office building to get underway by March 1.
August 26, 1930: A disastrous early morning fire destroys two buildings in Leetonia and damages four others, including the Farmers & amp; Merchants Bank. For a time, the entire business district was threatened.
Guns used in recent Cleveland gang murders are traced to a Youngstown pawn shop proprietor who had the guns shipped from Pittsburgh to Cleveland, according to Cleveland police.
A slot machine, 11 bottles of beer and two pints of whisky are confiscated in a raid by Youngstown police at a West Federal Street building.