Today is Monday, Oct. 3, the 277th day of 2016. There are 89 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1789: President George Washington declares November 26, 1789, a day of Thanksgiving to express gratitude for the creation of the United States of America.

1863: President Abraham Lincoln proclaims the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.

1941: Adolf Hitler declares in a speech in Berlin that Russia has been “broken” and will “never rise again.”

1951: The New York Giants capture the National League pennant by a score of 5-4 as Bobby Thomson hits a three-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the “shot heard ’round the world.”

1974: Frank Robinson is named Major League Baseball’s first black manager as he is placed in charge of the Cleveland Indians.

1990: West Germany and East Germany end 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a reunified country.

1991: Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton enters the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

1995: The jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles finds the former football star not guilty of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman (however, Simpson was later found liable for damages in a civil trial).

2015: Vice President Joe Biden, addressing the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, throws his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military (the ban was lifted in June 2016).


1991: More than 1,500 Youngstown businesses are being asked to donate $60,000 for 50,000 Christmas lights for the downtown area.

Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Mitchell Shaker dismisses a suit filed by Theresa Salcone, secretary of Warren’s Italian American Heritage Festival, and a countersuit filed by hot dog vender Veronica Dodge, saying neither suit has a “genuine issue as to the material facts.”

P. Scott Carson of Appleton, Wis., is the new president of Trumbull Savings & Loan Co.

1976: Youngstown Mayor Jack C. Hunter says new two-year contracts that were agreed upon to end a three-day employee strike will cost the city $3 million that the city does not have, and that some employees will have to be laid off.

Youngstown Area United Appeal launches its campaign to raise $ 2 million.

Roving gangs of young people run around Youngstown’s North Side after the North-Chaney football game, throwing bottles and causing property damage, including broken windows.

1966: First Lt. Peter Bernstein, one of America’s most decorated warriors in the Vietnam War and a former Youngstowner, is teaching forward air control to pilots at Eglin Air Force Base.

Emmet Dowling, president and CEO of Youngstown Steel Door Co., dies of leukemia at Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland.

A Youngstown police cruiser that was stolen from the police garage where it was sitting with its keys in the ignition is found abandoned on Forest Avenue.

1941: The proposed Beaver-Mahoning waterway to give Youngstown its sorely needed water transportation appears likely to get a favorable report from the House River and Harbors Committee within two weeks.

The Ford Motor Co. releases suggested retail prices for its 1942 models, with price increases of $100 to $160. Ford cars will start at $765, with a top price of $1,080 for the super deluxe convertible coupe.

Gas rationing for Ohio and 14 others states is predicted by a recent government order restricting gasoline supplies that normally flow into Ohio from Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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