Today is Saturday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2013. There are 115 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1533: England’s Queen Elizabeth I is born in Greenwich.
1812: The Battle of Borodino takes place as French troops clash with Russian forces outside Moscow. (The battle, ultimately won by Russia, was commemorated by composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky with his “1812 Overture.”)
1825: The Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, bids farewell to President John Quincy Adams at the White House.
1892: James J. Corbett knocks out John L. Sullivan to win the world heavyweight crown in New Orleans in a fight conducted under the Marquess of Queensberry rules.
1940: Nazi Germany begins its eight-month blitz of Britain during World War II with the first air attack on London.
1943: A fire at the Gulf Hotel, a rooming house in Houston, claims 55 lives.
1963: The National Professional Foot-ball Hall of Fame is dedicated in Canton.
1964: The controversial “Daisy” commercial, an ad for President Lyndon B. Johnson’s election campaign featuring a girl plucking flower petals followed by a nuclear explosion, airs on NBC-TV.
1968: Feminists protest outside the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. (The pageant crown goes to Miss Illinois Judith Ford.)
1977: The Panama Canal treaties, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, are signed in Washington by President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos.
1986: Desmond Tutu is installed as the first black to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa.
1996: Rapper Tupac Shakur is shot and mortally wounded on the Las Vegas Strip; he dies six days later.
2003: In a speech to the nation on Iraq, President George W. Bush says he is asking Congress for $87 billion to fight terrorism and cautions Americans that the struggle would “take time and require sacrifice.”
1988: The Youngstown Pride defeats the Chicago Express, 94-86, at Beeghly Center to win a spot in the World Basketball League playoffs.
Federal agents are assisting Hubbard police in investigating a pipe bombing that damaged a home at 25 School St. in Hubbard. The house is owned by Atty. Joe Blackwell, but was rented out and he said he had no idea why someone would place a bomb there.
Representatives from Weathersfield, Howland and Bazetta townships say they are fed up with losing land and taxes to growing cities and will join forces to fight further annexations.
1973: Campbell schools Superintendent Robert A. Hedrick begins interviewing teacher candidates after the board invokes Ohio’s Ferguson Act and fires 100 striking teachers.
Groundbreaking ceremonies are held at the Girard High football stadium for a new band shell.
1963: Amil A. Dinsio, 27-year-old Youngstown-area man charged with numerous crimes in three states over 18 months, is charged in Columbus in connection with a supermarket burglary. He is held on a $200,000 bond.
Flasher barricades are being stolen at an alarming rate from city sidewalk repair jobs. In less than a month, 73 of 429 yellow and black barriers have been stolen.
The return to school of area high school students results in a serious shortage of agricultural workers on area farms, says George F. Bentfeld, manager of the Youngstown office of the Ohio State Employment Service.
1938: Federal approval of a $7.8 million countywide WPA road development program embracing nearly every unimproved road in Mahoning County is received by county Engineer Robert J. Schomer.
Campbell Mayor John J. Borak asks city council to add to the next year’s budget funds to hire four new police officers.
Thad Rose, Mahoning County GOP chairman, names 59 additional executive committeemen. Rose says the large executive committee is appointed to facilitate a successful Republican campaign in November.