Today is Friday, August 8, the 220th day of 2014. There are 145 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1911: President William Howard Taft signs a measure raising the number of U.S. representatives from 391 to 433, effective with the next Congress, with a proviso to add two more when New Mexico and Arizona became states.
1937: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japan completes its occupation of Beijing.
1942: During World War II, six Nazi saboteurs who were captured after landing in the U.S. are executed in Washington, D.C.; two others who’d cooperated with authorities are spared.
1945: President Harry S. Truman signs the U.S. instrument of ratification for the United Nations Charter.
The Soviet Union declares war against Japan during World War II.
1953: The United States and South Korea initial a mutual security pact.
1989: Ohio University College of Osteopathy confers degrees of doctor of osteopathy on Perry N. Funk, Gregg R. Kovacs, Paul E. Lesnoski, Michael M. Mal- mer, Thomas J. Traikoff, Bryan Veynovich, Ronald J. Yendrek and Sandy Naples.
A fault in a cable causes a power outage in Niles that leaves much of Niles powerless, including the Eastwood Mall.
The Edward J. DeBartolo Corp., half owner of Higbee Co., says the 14-store department store chain may expand outside of Northeast Ohio.
1974: The Youngstown Board of Education authorizes negotiations for a two-year contract with the Western Reserve Transit Authority to provide student transportation.
Dr. Ronald W. Jonas, director of YSU’s computer center and associate professor of mathematics, is appointed the first director of planning at the university.
Treasurer Michael R. Pope reports that Mahoning County real property owners paid $20.3 million in second-half real estate taxes or 97 percent of the charge.
1964: Warren Harding High School’s 130-member marching band is featured performing at half-time of a nationally televised Chicago Bears-College All Star football game in Chicago.
Dora Schwebel, 76, of 542 Madera Ave., one of Youngstown’s leading business executives and humanitarians, dies of a heart ailment in North Side Hospital.
William B. McKelvey, president of the G.M. McKelvey Co., announces a $2 million expansion into the former J.C. Penney Co. building and the Bus Arcade west of the downtown store.
1939: The Youngstown Board of Education hires four new teachers for the coming school year: Wilma Hickman, Benjamin McGinnis, Mary Catherine Welsh and Marjorie Wighton.
New WPA regulations will force Youngstown to accept a reduced manpower quota on the Youngstown Municipal Airport job. About 450 jobs were cut, leaving 1,100 men working at the airport.
More than 40 local residents attend a town hall style meeting in Poland and hear Mayor Osborne Mitchell present a “state of the village” and advocate a 3-mill tax increase for three years.