Today is Tuesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2017. There are 82 days left in the year.

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2017. There are 82 days left in the year.


On this date in:

A.D. 19: Roman general Germanicus Julius Caesar, 33, dies in Antioch under mysterious circumstances, possibly from poisoning.

1845: The U.S. Naval Academy is established in Annapolis, Md.

1913: The Panama Canal is effectively completed.

1935: The George Gershwin opera “Porgy and Bess,” featuring an all-black cast, opens on Broadway, beginning a run of 124 performances.

1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after the official was refused seating in a Howard Johnson’s restaurant near Dover, Del.

1967: The Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting the placing of weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, takes effect.

1973: Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleads no contest to one count of federal income-tax evasion and resigns.

2007: A 14-year-old suspended student opens fire in a Cleveland high school, wounding two teachers and two classmates before killing himself.

2012: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney barnstorms battleground state Ohio and releases a new commercial pledging not to raise taxes.

2016: House Speaker Paul Ryan effectively abandons Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, telling anxious fellow lawmakers he would not campaign for nor defend Trump in the election’s closing weeks.


1992: Streaks of red, green and yellow in the night sky across Ohio and several other states are part of a meteor shower that returns each October.

About $773,000 in federal and state funds have been approved for some 150 residents of Mahoning and Trumbull counties that suffered flood damage in July.

1977: Gayle Sayers, the former Chicago Bears running sensation, will be the speaker at the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame induction. Seven nominees to the hall are Floyd Baker, baseball; George Hunter and Ray Sweeney, basketball; Bob Girts, bowling; Joey Bishop, boxing; Eddie Eidelman, tennis; and Ben Scharsu, contribution to sports.

Youngstown’s three mayoral candidates, other government officials and community leaders meet in a closed session at City Hall to discuss a two-pronged attack to overcome economic dislocation resulting from Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.’s cutbacks.

Lawrence R. Kobus is elected commander of St. Stanislaus Post 1222, Catholic War Veterans. Marge Roberts is president of the auxiliary.

1967: Diamond Alkali Co. of Cleveland is ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to sell its Bessemer Division within one year after finding that the acquisition violates antitrust laws.

Rep. Michael Kirwan is elected to an 11th term as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign committee.

Warrant Officer Robert Porea, former basketball star at Cardinal Mooney High School, is killed when his helicopter is shot down on a combat mission in Vietnam.

1942: Youngstown College, rebounding from two successive defeats, trounces Western Kentucky State Teachers College 40-6 before 6,500 fans at Rayen Stadium. Halfback Al Perl scored four touchdowns.

Youngstown Municipal Judge Peter Mulholland revokes a Hopkins Road man’s driver’s license for a year after he ran a red light at Poland Avenue and Center Street and sped south on Shirley Road at 70 mph before hitting a police cruiser.

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