Today is Tuesday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2014. There are 148 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1884: The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal is laid on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor.
1914: What’s believed to be the first electric traffic light system is installed in Cleveland, Ohio, at East 105th St. and Euclid Avenue.
1962: Actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, is found dead in her Los Angeles home.
1984: Actor Richard Burton dies in Geneva, Switzerland, at age 58.
2013: A gunman opens fire at a municipal meeting in Ross Township, Pa., killing three people before he was tackled and shot with his own gun.
1989: Sgt. Major David W. Sommers, the top enlisted man in the Marine Corps, is in Youngstown for the 10th annual Marine Reunion. He says he is frustrated by the inability to act against a pro-Iranian terrorist group that killed Lt. Col. William Higgins.
Common Pleas Judge Peter C. Economus issues a temporary restraining order barring lame-duck Treasurer Michael R. Pope from giving Teamsters Local 377 authority to represent employees in the office.
Fifteen employees of Lordstown Dairy Queen walk off the job and set up a picket line in the strong union town, demanding upgraded equipment and better scheduling of shifts.
1974: Damage is estimated at $100,000 in a blaze that destroyed a dairy barn at the Columbiana County Home west of Lisbon. Firemen herd 25 cows out of the barn to safety.
Warren police are holding a 76-year-old man for the shooting death of James Bell, 89, at 2222 S. Project Drive. The suspect told police he shot in self- defense after a quarrel.
Marlin Ford, president of UAW Local 1112 at the GM Lordstown plant, says he sees little chance of a quick settlement in a strike over local grievances in its third week.
1964: Women from Sts. Peter and Paul Croatian Church on Covington Street in Youngstown enjoy a tour of the Capitol under the guidance of U.S. Rep. Michael Kirwan.
Charles Patton, 27, is in serious condition in South Side Hospital with injuries received when a car backing out of a driveway on Market Street shot across the street and rammed through the front of Bobbsey Motors Inc. at 3613 Market.
The 75-year-old Epworth Methodist Church gets a new lease on life when the Methodist Church Board of Relocation votes to permit the congregation to build a new church in Boardman.
1939: R.E. Hunter of Hunter Construction Co. says the new Cedar Street Bridge will be completed by Jan. 1, using steel rolled in Youngstown mills and fabricated at Fort Pitt Bridge Works in Canonsburg, Pa.
Mahoning County Treasurer Frank Cailor says revenue from the first 21 days of real estate tax collection is $706,594, about $36,000 above the same period a year earlier, and he predicts the total collection will exceed $3 million.
The National Labor Relations Board in Washington attributes the “Little Steel” strike of 1937 to “numerous unfair labor practices” by Republic Steel Corp. in a brief filed with the U.S. circuit court in Philadelphia. Republic is seeking to overturn the board’s order that fired strikers be reinstated with back pay.