Today in history

Today is Saturday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2013. There are 143 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1680: Pueblo Indians launch a successful revolt against Spanish colonists in present-day New Mexico.

1792: During the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attack the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis XVI resides. (The king is later arrested, put on trial for treason and executed.)

1821: Missouri becomes the 24th state.

1846: President James K. Polk signs a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution.

1874: Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, is born in West Branch, Iowa.

1913: The Treaty of Bucharest is signed, ending the Second Balkan War.

1921: Franklin D. Roosevelt is stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.

1949: The National Military Establishment is renamed the Department of Defense.

1962: The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated in West Branch, Iowa, on the 88th birthday of the former president, who attends the ceremony along with former President Harry S. Truman.

1969: Leno and Rosemary La- Bianca are murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson’s cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people had been slain.

1975: Television personality David Frost announces he has purchased the exclusive rights to interview former President Richard Nixon.

1988: President Ronald Reagan signs a measure providing $20,000 payments to still-living Japanese-Americans who’d been interned by their government during World War II.

1993: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

2003: At the Beijing Olympics, Michael Phelps begins his long march toward eight gold medals by winning the 400-meter individual medley in 4:03.84 — smashing his own world record.


1988: Yaron Svoray, an Israeli police specialist in urban guerrilla warfare, in Youngstown for the 1988 campaign for the sale of State of Israel Bonds, says the media shouldn’t glorify terrorism, but treat terrorists as common criminals.

Elaine and Edward Rowe of Johnston Township in Trumbull County win a $9 million Ohio Super Lotto jackpot.

Mahoning Valley farmers and agriculture officials say a $3.9 billion drought relief bill that passed the U.S. Senate 92-0 will provide much needed assistance to farmers who have lost at least 35 percent of their crop to the drought.

1973: The Youngstown Education Association’s executive committee votes unanimously to challenge the board of education’s recently passed residency requirement.

Republic Steel Corp. and Butler Aviation International agree to purchase Mooney Aircraft Corp. of Kerrville, Texas, as part of a diversification effort. The aviation subsidiary is expected to be headquartered in Youngstown.

Coming to the Kenley Players at the Packard Music Hall in Warren: Ben Stiller and Anne Meara in Neil Simon’s “A Prisoner on 2nd Avenue.”

1963: Sgt. Edward Farris, who was fired by Mahoning County Sheriff Ray T. Davis after he openly opposed deputies being required to contribute $4 a month to political purposes, accuses the sheriff of enforcing political kickbacks and tolerating drunkenness and neglect of duty by favored deputies.

A new post office will be built on Sheridan Road to serve Poland, replacing the inadequate facility at 124 Main St.

1938: Four city bond issues are approved easily by voters, which will provide $5 million for civic improvements, but the school issues for $800,000 fall 2 percentage points below the 65 percent needed for passage.

Michael J. Kirwan is renominated as the Democratic candidate for 19th District Congress and will face Republican William P. Barnum in November.

Trumbull County, the first Ohio county to be completely equipped with vote machines, has totals from all of its 99 precincts counted by 1 a.m., about 12 hours sooner than would have been expected under the old method.

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