Today is Tuesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2017. There are 110 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1814: The Battle of North Point takes place in Maryland during the War of 1812 as American forces slow British troops advancing on Baltimore.

1914: During World War I, the First Battle of the Marne ends in an Allied victory against Germany.

1942: During World War II, a German U-boat off West Africa torpedoes the RMS Laconia, which was carrying Italian prisoners of war, British soldiers and civilians; it’s estimated more than 1,600 people died after the ship sank.

1953: Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, R.I.

1960: Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addresses questions about his Roman Catholic faith, telling the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, “I do not speak for my church on public matters, and the church does not speak for me.”

1992: The space shuttle Endeavour blasts off, carrying with it Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.

2012: The U.S. dispatches an elite group of Marines to Tripoli, Libya, after a mob attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. President Barack Obama strongly condemns the violence, and vows to bring the killers to justice; Republican challenger Mitt Romney accuses the administration of showing weakness in the face of tumultuous events in the Middle East.


1992: More than 500 horses and their handlers and riders compete in the eighth annual Western Reserve Classic Horse Show at Perkins Park near downtown Warren.

A strike by teachers at Springfield Local School District enters its second week.

The oldest member of the Ohio State University’s Alumni Marching Band, Carl Frische, 85, of St. Mary’s, will dot the “I” when the band performs Script Ohio.

1977: Trumbull County commissioners say they may deny the new treasurer, Harold E. Williams, additional appropriations after he fires four veterans in the office and hires six new aides.

Coach Bill Narduzzi’s Youngstown State University Penguins stun Villanova with a victory.

Burglars enter the Montgomery-Ward store in Boardman through a rooftop air-conditioning vent and escape with guns, knives, cameras, binoculars and calculators.

1967: Two area servicemen are reported killed by hostile action in Vietnam: Air Force Capt. William B. Mahone, 33, of Austintown and Cpl. Thomas Soliz, 21, of New Waterford.

City Council votes to put a half-percent increase in Youngstown’s income tax on a special ballot in December as part of an agreement to end a strike by safety forces and proved wage increases for 1,200 city employees if the tax passes.

The Vindicator’s Fred Childress meets with Jean Kellgreen of Youngstown, who has been working as a recreational aide at the American Red Cross center in Nha Trang, South Vietnam, since July.

1942: The Youngstown Office of Price Administration will be closed and the personnel absorbed into the Cleveland district.

Mayor William Spagnola proclaims Sept. 16 as “Yankee Doodle Dandy Day” in Youngstown for James Cagney’s war bonds show at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Scrap-hungry mills and rubber-starved factories can thank the WPA for 25 workers who turned in 40 tons of steel scrap and 1,500 pounds of rubber.

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