Today is Monday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2005. There are 103 days left in the year. On this date
Today is Monday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2005. There are 103 days left in the year. On this date in 1777, during the Revolutionary War, American soldiers win the first Battle of Saratoga.
In 1796, President Washington's farewell address is published. In 1881, the 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, dies of wounds inflicted by an assassin. In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann is arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. In 1945, Nazi propagandist William Joyce, known as "Lord Haw-Haw," is sentenced to death by a British court. In 1955, President Juan Peron of Argentina is ousted after a revolt by the army and navy. In 1957, the United States conducts its first underground nuclear test, in the Nevada desert. In 1959, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev reacts angrily during a visit to Los Angeles upon being told that, for security reasons, he wouldn't be allowed to visit Disneyland.
In 1970, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" debuts on CBS TV. In 1985, the Mexico City area is struck by the first of two devastating quakes that claim some 6,000 lives. In 1995, The New York Times and The Washington Post publish the Unabomber's manifesto, and the Senate passes a welfare overhaul bill. In 2000, the Senate approves permanent normal trade status for China. In 2004, "The Sopranos" wins best drama series at the Emmy Awards while "Arrested Development" wins best comedy series.
September 19, 1980: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approves a $6.9 million loan to buy and rehabilitate 100 homes in Mahoning County for rental to low and moderate income families.
Mayor George Vukovich says he will do "everything legally feasible" to lure a British airship company to Youngstown, hinting that the city might even give Lansdowne Airport land to the company if Youngstown stood to gain enough new jobs.
Preliminary legal steps are taken for abandonment of one of the last of the area's once-numerous shortline railroads, the 41/2 mile Youngstown and Northern that is owned by U.S. Steel and extends from the Ohio Works to McDonald.
September 19, 1965: Ohio has a good record in the fields of fair housing and civil rights, says state Sen. Frank W. King, Senate Democratic leader and president of the Ohio AFL-CIO, at the Hotel Pick Ohio, on the opening day of the 16th annual convention of the Ohio conference of NAACP branches.
Niles First Christian Church marks its 125th year with construction of a new church sanctuary, which is expected to be completed in April.
Kent State University's Warren Academic Center opens in a building that formerly was part of Mullins Manufacturing Co. Some 600 students will begin classes in the building on University Street.
Vandals tear up greens, smash windows and splinter tables at the Leffingwell Hills Country Club, where damage may reach $4,000.
September 19, 1955: The G.M. McKelvey team captures its third straight NABF championship, downing Cleveland Schraders is a twin-bill at Shady Run, winning 5-4 and 15-1.
A "Sunday burglar" who ransacked many South Side homes over a year while his victims attended church is nabbed by a Youngstown police stake-out team outside a home on Euclid Blvd. The suspect is a 33-year-old Bridgewater, Pa., man.
The Negro has a sacred obligation to elect men who will protect and preserve the privileges of democracy, Everett F. Morrow, assistant to President Eisenhower, tells 350 people at a citizens rally at the W. Federal St. YMCA. Morrow is the first Negro assistant to a U.S. president.
September 19, 1930: Newton D. Baker, former secretary of war and a skilled attorney representing the billion-dollar interest involved in the Sheet & amp; Tube-Bethlehem merger, clashes with Cyrus Eaton during the merger hearing be held by Mahoning Common Pleas Judge David Jenkins.
Preparations are being made to enroll about 1,200 students in the night school at South High School. Courses will include English, Spanish, Italian, mathematics, history, public speaking, chemistry, bookkeeping, typing, Latin, biology, physics, mechanical drawing, shorthand, electrical theory, sewing, cooking and conversational French.