Monday, September 12, 2016
Today is Monday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2016. There are 110 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1846: Elizabeth Barrett secretly marries Robert Browning at St. Marylebone Church in London.
1914: During World War I, the First Battle of the Marne ends in an Allied victory against Germany.
1938: Adolf Hitler demands the right of self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia.
1944: The Second Quebec Conference opens with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in attendance.
1953: Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, R.I.
1960: Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addresses questions about his Roman Catholic faith, telling the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, “I do not speak for my church on public matters, and the church does not speak for me.”
1966: “The Monkees” debut on NBC-TV; “Family Affair” with Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot premieres on CBS.
2000: Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the first American first lady to win an election as she claims victory in the New York Democratic Senate primary, defeating little-known opponent Dr. Mark McMahon.
2011: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the perceived front-runner in the Republican presidential contest, endures an onslaught from seven rivals during a fractious two-hour debate in Tampa, Fla.
1991: Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro says the Youngstown Municipal Airport could reduce its $900,000 deficit if the Federal Aviation Administration would allow the city to use federal money for operating expenses.
The Youngstown Area United Way kicks off its 1991 campaign with a goal of $3.3 million. Karen Feiler is campaign chairwoman.
“Donald “Squire” Hurrelbrink directs the Warren Junior Military Band, one of 10 bands performing at Band Night at Stambaugh Stadium. Hurrelbrink has directed the band for 61 years.
1976: Local and national officials of the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Operators say that expansion and transfer of part of Packard Electric’s operations in Warren to Mississippi could precipitate a strike.
William J. Sullivan Jr., president of the Western Reserve Economic Development Agency, says an experimental train could haul enormous amounts of iron ore from Lake Erie to the Youngstown district steel mills, serving as a rail-going alternative to a waterway linking the Mahoning Valley to the lake.
Fred C. D’Amico is elected president of the Youngstown Area Board of Realtors, succeeding R. Cy Schreiber.
1966: East Liverpool High School launches its Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, the first of its kind in the state.
Harry Switzer, choral director at West Middlesex High School, is named director of the Youngstown Philharmonic Chorus.
Nearly 400 entries compete in the third annual Hubbard Kiwanis Club Horse Show, which was attended by 3,000 people at Harding Park.
1941: The Youngstown Players membership campaign for 1941-42 is moving along with 500 members signing up in the first week.
Columbiana County Fair closes its run.
W.H. Biddlestone of Girard is elected chairman of the 15-member tri-community fair rent committee. The committee, which oversees Girard, Niles and McDonald, will use the date of Sept. 1, 1940, as a gauge to judge whether future rents are equitable.