Today is Sunday, August 10, the 222nd day of 2014. There are 143 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1792: During the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attack the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis XVI resides. (The king was 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: Treaty of Bucharest is signed, ending the Second Balkan War.
1921: Franklin D. Roose-velt is stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.
1944: During World War II, American forces overcome remaining Japanese resistance on Guam.
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 LaBianca 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.
1977: Postal employee David Berkowitz is arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of being “Son of Sam,” the gunman responsible for six slayings and seven woundings. (Berkowitz is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences.)
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.
2004: President George W. Bush chooses Porter Goss, a Republican congressman and one-time spy, to lead the CIA.
2009: While attending a North American summit in Mexico, President Barack Obama predicts that Congress would pass his sweeping health care overhaul in the fall as more “sensible and reasoned arguments” prevail.
Country duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn post a message on their website announcing they have agreed to “call it a day” after 20 years of making music together.
2013: In an address at the Disabled American Veterans’ convention in Orlando, Fla., President Barack Obama assures disabled veterans that his administration is making progress on reducing a backlog of disability claims.
1989: Catherine Pritchard commissions the construction of gazebos in Austintown Township Park and Wickliffe Circle Park in memory of her husband, Atty. Warren H. Pritchard, who served for nearly 30 years on the township park board before his death in 1987.
For the first time since 1970, Goodwill Industries is operating a retail store in Youngstown after opening a store in the Mahoning Plaza.
Phar-Mor Inc. will open a 55,000-square-foot store in a former Giant Eagle store at Mahoning Avenue and Idaho Road.
1974: Marie R. Bremer, 77, president of the Bremer Foundation, which was created by her late husband to provide aid to the needy and to study heart disease, dies in North Side Hospital.
The Oak Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the fifth anniversary of the pastorate of the Rev. R.C. Kitchen, who was instrumental in building the church and liquidating previous debts.
Six women golfers share top honors in a pro-three lady event at Squaw Creek Country Club: Mrs. Peter Grinstein, Mrs. Edward Win, Mrs. David Brody, Mrs. Irving Manson, Mrs. Sherman Gordon and Mrs. Peter Mendelsohn.
1964: Gayla Penza, 16, is crowned Girard’s 1964 Homecoming Queen. Runners-up are Sally Jane Syak and Madeline Mazza.
The Ohio Department of Highways announces that it will give advisory and financial assistance to eligible individuals, families, businesses and farmers who will be forced to move by construction of the Lake Erie to Ohio River Freeway in Canfield and Austintown townships.
Emerging from 131 teams at the YDAIGA tourney at the Avalon golf course near Warren are the teams of Bill Bering and Len Krispinsky and Joe Bedich and Bob Barbutes.
1939: Coming to the Firestone Auto Supply store at the downtown McKelvey’s is Wilbur Shaw, winner of the 1937 and 1939 Indianapolis 500 auto race.
“Peter Astra,” the trotter owned by Dr. Lowry Guilinger of Andover, wins the $40,000 Hambletonian classic at Goshen , N.Y.
Twelve Youngstown area men and one woman pass the Ohio bar examination. They are William Best, Paul Brown, Allen Dalrymple, Arthur K. Friedman, Francis Kopicenski, John McAndrew Jr., Anne Mastriana, Charles H. Owsley, Nicholas M. Spoke, Harold Stein, Henry. M. Thullen, Arthur Wester and Franklyn Bair.