Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2017. There are 104 days left in the year.


On this date in:

A.D. 14: The Roman Senate officially confirms Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire, succeeding the late Augustus.

1793: President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.

1927: The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) makes its on-air debut with a basic network of 16 radio stations.

1947: The National Security Act, which created a National Military Establishment and the position of secretary of defense, goes into effect.

1961: United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia.

1970: Rock star Jimi Hendrix dies in London at age 27.

1975: Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

1987: The psychological thriller “Fatal Attraction,” starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, is released by Paramount Pictures.

2007: President George W. Bush urges lawmakers to back his plan to withdraw some troops from Iraq but keep at least 130,000 through the summer of 2008 or longer.

2016: At the United Nations, the United States, Japan and South Korea roundly condemn North Korea’s latest nuclear test and call for tough new measures to further isolate the communist state.


1992: Speaking in Youngstown, first lady Barbara Bush is evasive when asked what President Bush intends to do with the family-leave bill passed by the Democratic-controlled Congress, but insists her husband strongly supports the basic idea.

Acclaimed actor Charlton Heston speaks at the premiere of the 1992-93 Town Hall lecture series at Stambaugh Auditorium, telling a sold-out audience that “great men are an endangered species.”

After nine years as shop chairman for IUE Local 717 at Packard Electric in Warren, Harold E. Nichols is defeated by John Haldie in a runoff election.

1977: Dade Air Charters says it will begin offering scheduled charter flights from Youngstown Municipal Airport to Pittsburgh and Cleveland aimed at industrialists and wealthy vacationers.

Austintown Township’s year-old curfew hasn’t caused a decrease in crime.

Eight-hundred people attend the 31st exhibition and bourse of the Mahoning Valley Stamp Club at the Butler Institute of American Art. Among the top award winners were Dr. Robert V.C. Carr, William Disotell, Joseph Pagany, W.C. Clatterbuck and Helen R. Harper.

1967: The leader of the Ohio rebellion of Teamster steel haulers calls for an end to violence and for the use of “friendly persuasion” to induce independent owner-operators to take the trucks off the highways.

A battered Cleveland Browns team loses its season opener to Dallas by a score of 21-14 before 31,039 fans.

A program to encourage college students to meet with potential hometown employers is sponsored by Warren Chamber of Commerce.

1942: Lt. Gen. William S. Knudsen, chief of army war production, begins a whirlwind tour of Mahoning Valley plants to see how they are contributing to the war effort.

Robert E. Ready, 24, is back home in Warren after surviving the sinking of the aircraft carrier Yorktown in June. He went down a “monkey line” and “just kept swimming” until a destroyer picked him up from the sea.

Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morganthau reveals a study using plastics and glass for coins.

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