Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2016. There are 123 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1861: Union Gen. John C. Fremont institutes martial law in Missouri and declares slaves there to be free. (However, Fremont’s emancipation order was countermanded by President Abraham Lincoln).
1905: Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut as a player for the Detroit Tigers, hitting a double in his first at-bat in a game against the New York Highlanders. (The Tigers won, 5-3.)
1945: U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrives in Japan to set up Allied occupation head-quarters.
1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, which is intended to promote private development of nuclear energy.
1963: The “Hot Line” communications link between Washington and Moscow goes into operation.
1967: The Senate confirms the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1983: Guion S. Bluford Jr. becomes the first black American astronaut to travel in space as he blasts off aboard the Challenger.
1989: A federal jury in New York finds “hotel queen” Leona Helmsley guilty of income tax evasion, but acquits her of extortion.
2015: The White House announces that President Barack Obama will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali.
1991: Trumbull County Commissioner Anthony Latell Jr. says that if money from the county is the only thing that will keep the city of Youngstown from closing Youngstown Municipal Airport in Vienna Township, it will have to be closed because the county has no money to give.
The Canfield Fair ranks in the top 2 percent for attendance at agricultural fairs in North America, based on 473,481 people attending in 1990. The fair’s all-time record was 539,437 in 1979.
Thunder and Ice, two popular characters from the “American Gladiators” TV show sign autographs at the WFMJ-TV tent at the Canfield Fair.
1976: Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Humphries and their children, Reginald, Vanessa and Victoria, of Youngstown are the Canfield Fair’s Outstanding Urban Family, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Moff and their sons, Steve, Greg and Duane, of Beaver Township are the Outstanding Rural Family.
Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Elwyn Jenkins issues a temporary restraining order limiting pickets at GF Business Equipment to 10 as the strike by USW Local 1617 enters its third month.
1966: Calls go out to welfare clients taking part in Mahoning County’s new $459,901 work- experience and training program. By the end of September, 120 people should be at jobs in city, county and other public offices.
Residents of the 83rd state House district in Mahoning County have a better record of voting than those of the other two districts in the county.
Nineteen Youngstown area residents are among 537 applicants who passed exams for registration as professional engineers in 12 branches of engineering and surveying.
1941: Abe Harshman is general chairman of the committee arranging details for a conference of the second district of AZA fraternity that will meet in Youngstown for three days.
The Rev. H. Leo Collins, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Youngstown, is elected national chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the annual convention in Philadelphia.