Today is Wednesday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2013. There are 111 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1777: During the American Revolution, forces under Gen. George Washington are defeated by the British in the Battle of Brandywine.
1814: An American fleet scores a decisive victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.
1857: The Mountain Meadows Massacre takes place in present-day southern Utah as a 120-member Arkansas immigrant party is slaughtered by Mormon militiamen aided by Paiute Indians.
1988: A new Niles ordinance prohibits “cruising” in an effort to discourage hot rodders in the area of the Eastwood Mall. Cruising is defined as driving past any traffic control point more than three times within an hour and is punishable with a $100 fine.
Mahoning Valley restaurants are struggling to establish smoking and nonsmoking sections in accord with a new state anti-smoking law.
Daisy Rodriguez, 18, is queen of Youngstown’s 1988 Hispanic Heritage celebration.
1973: The Trumbull New Theater will open its 26th season with Sumner Arthur Long’s farce-comedy, “Never Too Late.”
Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Clyde W. Osborne takes an active role in negotiations aimed at ending a week-long strike by 1,800 teachers and other employees in the Youngstown City School District.
1963: “Julie,” the pet Himalayan bear cub that disappeared from a small Ellsworth Township zoo, returns home tired, hungry and with foot pads indicating she did a lot of walking while she was gone.
A plumber digging in the basement of a Coshocton home uncovers the largest collection of Adena Indian stone knives ever found in Ohio.
1938: Agreements embodying the donation of about 1,500 feet of frontage for the proposed South Avenue widening have been signed and turned over to city officials, says Councilman Anthony T. Kryzan.
Prof. Fren Musselman, who served as assistant superintendent of schools in Youngstown from 1920 to 1923, is named dean of the summer school and extension at Kent State University.
Cameron Booth, son of a Hubbard minister who painted billboards in Youngstown after returning from France and the World War, has become one of the nation’s outstanding water-colorists, and his painting “Franklin and Cedar Avenues” will be part of a display opening at the Butler Art Institute.