Today is Wednesday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2017. There are 81 days left in the year.

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2017. There are 81 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1779: Polish nobleman Casimir Pulaski, fighting for American independence, dies two days after being wounded during the Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah, Ga.

1890: The Daughters of the American Revolution is founded in Washington, D.C.

1932: The first American political telecast takes place as the Democratic National Committee sponsors a program from a CBS television studio in New York.

1942: The World War II Battle of Cape Esperance begins in the Solomon Islands, resulting in an American victory over the Japanese.

1968: Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, is launched.

1991: Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her.

2002: Former President Jimmy Carter is named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

2007: The Bush administration reports the federal budget deficit has fallen to $162.8 billion in the just-completed budget year, the lowest amount of red ink in five years.

2016: President Barack Obama, in an op-ed on CNN’s website, seeks to reinvigorate his 6-year-old call for the U.S. to send humans to Mars by the 2030s.


1992: The Youngstown State University Penguins improve to 5-1 with a 34-10 victory over Illinois State before 11,634 fans at Stambaugh Stadium.

Walter Pestrak, a former Warren mayor and Trumbull County commissioner, dies in Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

ARTech, a collection of kinetic works and space-age installations, opens at the Butler Institute of American Art.

1977: Honda Motors Co. and Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes announce that the company will build a $25 million motorcycle plant near Marysville.

Production resumes at Commercial Shearing Inc. after steelworkers approve a new contract, ending a strike that began Oct. 3 and idled more than 1,000 workers.

Amtrak unveils a five-year plan that could return passenger rail service to the densely populated Pittsburgh-Youngstown-Cleveland corridor.

1967: Three-year-old Anthony Spain of Kennedy Park Terrace Apartments is discovered sleeping in a neighbor’s apartment more than six hours after his absence set up a search by 500 volunteers.

The Youngstown Planning Commission approves part of the plan for the $5 million second urban renewal project in the central business district to forestall withdrawal of federal financial participation.

Laddie Fedor, Struthers High School principal, announces that four members of the senior class have been named to the National Honor Society: Geraldine Gagye, Michael Golubic, Virginia Hird and Nancy Jane Smith.

1942: Lt. William Crawford of Niles is one of the first American bomber pilots to reach the New Guinea seaport of Rabaul.

Most Youngstown merchants pledge to invest their day’s receipts in war bonds on “Retailers’ Co-Operative Day.”

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