Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2016. There are 94 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1066: William the Conqueror invades England to claim the English throne.
1787: The Congress of the Confederation votes to send the just-completed Constitution of the United States to state legislatures for their approval.
1850: Flogging is abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy.
1928: Scottish medical researcher Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin, the first effective antibiotic.
1976: Muhammad Ali keeps his world heavyweight boxing championship with a close 15-round decision over Ken Norton at New York’s Yankee Stadium.
1991: Jazz great Miles Davis dies in Santa Monica, California, at age 65.
1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat sign an accord at the White House ending Israel’s military occupation of West Bank cities and laying the foundation for a Palestinian state.
2011: The Obama administration formally appeals a federal appeals court ruling striking down a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law requiring Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. (The U.S. Supreme Court later upheld the individual mandate.)
1991: Youngstown State University will triple the size of its fund-raising effort, assigning two new employees to Lawrence Looby, vice president for institutional advancement.
Youngstown police officers are conducting roadblocks at Westlake and Kimmel Brook housing projects in a crackdown on drug trafficking.
No winner has come forward to claim the $9 million jackpot for the Ohio Super Lotto drawing of Sept. 29, 1990, and unless one comes forward in the next day, the money will go into the unclaimed prize fund.
1976: A Youngstown patrolman, Ernest Paul, is arrested after his cruiser struck four city police officers manning a picket line on the first night of a strike by police officers. Injured were Donald Skowron, Patrick Armstrong, Paul Durkin and Robert Wayland.
An explosion rocks Youngstown’s Uptown area, damaging the Chili Pot and the Adult Education Center on the 2600 block of Market Street.
Ron Guzman, director of the Organizacion Civic y Cultural Hispana Americana, says the Youngstown Board of Education should establish a bilingual program at a central location rather than putting Spanish-speaking students in special classes.
1966: Civil rights and social workers meeting in Youngstown agree that the city will have its own Watts-style riots unless the area’s youth are invited to join in a search for the district’s most pressing racial problems.
An abandoned refrigerator in the basement of a Campbell home claims the life of 4-year-old Harry Ramirez.
Dr. M.K. Singer, Columbiana County health commissioner, is named director of the Tuberculosis Control Center.
Railroad officials gather at the Gateway Yard in Youngstown for the “humping” of the 5 millionth car (enough to circle the earth).
1941: Ernest N. Nemenyi, industrial editor of The Vindicator who had worked for years to bring a waterway to the Mahoning Valley, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he had been a patient for 10 days. He was 55.
First Christian Church of Youngstown, now at Wick Avenue and West Spring Street, with 1,300 members , celebrates its 100 th anniversary.
Judson C. King of Lisbon, eminent grand captain general of the Knights Templar of Ohio, will head a delegation of 40 to the 99th annual conclave of the Grand Commandery in Columbus.