Today is Sunday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2005. There are 104 days left in the year. On this date
Today is Sunday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2005. There are 104 days left in the year. On this date in 1905, actress Greta Garbo was born in Stockholm, Sweden, while actor Eddie "Rochester" Anderson was born in Oakland, Calif.
In 1793, President Washington lays the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. In 1851, the first edition of The New York Times is published. In 1927, the Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) debuts with a basic network of 16 radio stations.
In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia. In 1965, the situation comedies "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Get Smart" premiere on NBC. In 1970, rock star Jimi Hendrix dies in London at age 27. In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
September 18, 1980: Toro Enterprises obtains a lease on portions of the McDonald Mills of U.S. Steel Corp. and plans to resume steel-making operations between March and June 1981. David Houck, general manager, says employment will reach 160 in the first two years of operation.
Hubbard schools open the 1980-81 school year after an 11-day strike ends with an agreement that sets starting teacher salaries at $11,400, an increase of $1,200 in the base salary.
During a visit to New Castle, Gov. Dick Thornburgh says the immediate prospects are not good for completing the four missing links in the 58-mile Beaver Valley Expressway.
September 18, 1965: The Shenango River Dam, forming a new reservoir on slightly smaller than the huge Pymatuning, will bring a new era of industrial growth and prosperity to the Shenango Valley, says Stanley R. Resor, secretary of the Army, speaking in Sharpsville.
Frank Toomey, 17, is shot mysteriously while working under a car, repairing a muffler. The bullet struck him in the left calf and lodged near the ankle. He is in fair condition in St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Youngstown University's Penguins give 8,500 fans at Rayen Stadium something to talk about as they thrash Central Michigan, 35-14, and give Coach Dike Beede the 150th win of his career.
September 18, 1955: Youngstown is in the midst of the biggest construction era of its history, says Frank B. Warren, president of the Greater Youngstown Area Foundation. At least $50 million in construction is about to be started, is under way or has just been completed.
Pymatuning Deer Park south of Jamestown, Pa., has more than 75 birds and animals from around the world on 25 fenced-in acres that are designed to replicate the animals' natural habitats.
Youngstown, The Vindicator and WFMJ-TV will be saluted during five-minute opening segments of the "Ted Mack Matinee" amateur hour, which is broadcast daily from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on WFMJ.
September 18, 1930: The Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. receives an order for 25,000 tons of 12-inch pipe for the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Co. The order will take about two months to complete.
With bystanders ordered from the corridors and witnesses locked in witness rooms, great secrecy marks the grand jury probe of alleged irregularities in the payroll of the Mahoning County Board of Elections.
Atty. Benjamin F. Wirt, 78, of 31 W. Rayen Avenue, a distinguished member of the Mahoning County Bar for 57 years and president of the Federal Savings & amp; Loan Co., dies in North Side Hospital. He had remained active in his law practice until a short time ago.
Gasoline prices in the Youngstown district are reduced by two cents a gallon for regular, which is selling for 19 cents. Ethyl is priced at 22 cents.