Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1883: The United States and Canada adopt a system of Standard Time zones.

1928: Walt Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse, premieres in New York.

1978: U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., and four others are killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples Temple. The killings are followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by more than 900 cult members.

1987: The congressional Iran-Contra committees issue their final report, saying President Ronald Reagan bears “ultimate responsibility” for wrongdoing by his aides.

2000: Actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are married in an extravagant wedding at The Plaza hotel in New York City.


1992: U.S. Rep. Tom Ridge, R-Erie, says he had problems with President-elect Bill Clinton as a candidate, but he will support him as president and has sent him a letter offering cooperation on proposals to stimulate the economy.

Nearly 200 parents attend a community forum at Niles McKinley High School, many of them opposed to a proposed health program that crosses the line between teaching health and teaching sex.

A Blue Ribbon Committee headed by J. Phillip Richley says the Youngstown Board of Education should not make major budget cuts until it approves a five-year education and operational plan.

1977: Youngstown School Superintendent Robert Pegues is resigning at the end of the academic year. Pegues, the city’s first black superintendent, said his decision was not influenced by the election of two new members to the board of education.

A nonteaching employee at Youngstown State University, Erma Jean Tydings of New Middletown files a discrimination lawsuit against the university saying she was paid less than the male she succeeded in her job merely because she is a woman.

General Motors Corp. sets up a new wholly owned subsidiary to build and operate a new automotive wiring assembly plant in Juarez, Mexico. Packard Electric Division in Warren will provide technical assistance and man-power to assist the start-up.

1967: Trustees of an old private cemetery at Raccoon Road and Mahoning Avenue are trying to raise money to maintain graves of many members of Youngstown’s pioneer Lanterman family.

Two boys about 14 years old pull a gun on Cornelia Pantilimon, operator of Connie’s Grocery on Shady Run Road, and steal a case of beer.

The Columbiana Welfare Department seeks $1,800 to buy Christmas presents for the 180 foster children under its care in 60 homes.

Fire, believed to be arson, destroys the clubhouse of the Bronswood Golf Course on Old Meadville Road, two miles north of Kinsman.

1942: Lt. Ralph Miller Jr. of Youngstown was the U.S. paratrooper who captured an enemy airport on the Algeria-Tunisia border in North African campaign.

Mrs. Lottie Mehlo is sentenced to one to 20 years in the Ohio Reformatory for the fatal shooting of her husband, Raymond, while he slept. Assistant Prosecutor John Kane said the state did not wish the trial to come to open court because “it would have been one of the most filthy trials ever held in Mahoning County.”

Two district men are believed to be in the picture in The Vindicator showing “grease monkeys” helping an Army jeep in the New Guinea jungles: William Totterdale of Warren and Louis Watson of Lowellville.

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