Today is Saturday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2017. There are 29 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1804: Napoleon crowns himself emperor of the French.
1859: Militant abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry the previous October.
1927: Ford Motor Co. unveils its Model A automobile that replaces its Model T.
1942: An artificially created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is demonstrated for the first time at the University of Chicago.
1954: The U.S. Senate passes, 67-22, a resolution condemning Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., saying he has “acted contrary to senatorial ethics and tended to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.”
1970: The newly created Environmental Protection Agency opens under its first director, William D. Ruckelshaus.
1982: In the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implant a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark. (He lived 112 days with the device.)
2015: A couple loyal to Islamic State opens fire at a holiday banquet for public employees in San Bernardino, Calif.
1992: Youngstown is among 20 cities named as finalists in competition for a Pentagon finance center that could produce as many as 7,999 jobs.
Craig Beach treasurer and tax administrator Georgia Barnes resigns, saying it is impossible to work with Mayor Julius Yuhasz, who has made the village a “laughingstock.” Yuhasz says Barnes and others who have resigned “can’t stand a tight ship.”
Canfield Councilman Scott Hunter says a financial plan advocated by Mayor Francis McLaughlin to build a $1.3-million city hall is “a financial house of cards.”
1977: Dick Crum, a 1952 graduate of Boardman High School who has been head coach at Miami since 1974, returns to his alma mater as speaker at the Spartans’ annual football banquet at the Georgetown.
At a meeting hosted by Frank Leseganich, District 26 director, leaders of the United Steelworkers of America say that government aid to the steel industry be tied to a guarantee that layoffs will end.
A Vindicator review of Warren Urban Renewal records shows a series of duplicate payments for demolition work, payments for the demolition of buildings that were burned to the ground by the fire department and a failure to verify what demolition work had been done.
1967: Robert Hagan, Trumbull County commissioner, meets with Sen. Eugene McCarthy in Chicago to ask him to run a full slate of delegates in Ohio for the Democratic presidential convention.
Girard school crossing guard Tony Tritto, 80, suffers a fatal heart attack after a child, Elizabeth Nitzski, was struck at his intersection. The child was treated for multiple bruises.
Plans for a North Side beautification program are discussed by the North Side Neighborhood Council.
1942: Youngstown’s four big banks will buy about $5.3 million in government securities in December toward Mahoning County’s goal of $12.2 million in victory bonds.
The Purple Heart is conferred on Pvt. Adam Harvey of Youngstown and Pvt. Donald McCallion of Sharon, both wounded in fighting against the French during American landings in North Africa.
Municipal Judge Peter Mulholland “fixes” 310 parking tickets during November, bringing the total so far in 1942 to 3,044.