Today is Wednesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2017. There are 95 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1540: Pope Paul III issues a papal bull establishing the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, as a religious order.

1779: John Adams is named by Congress to negotiate the Revolutionary War’s peace terms with Britain.

1939: Warsaw, Poland, surrenders after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II.

1942: Glenn Miller and his Orchestra perform together for the last time, at the Central Theater in Passaic, N.J., before Miller’s entry into the Army.

1954: “Tonight!” hosted by Steve Allen, makes its network debut on NBC-TV.

1979: Congress gives its final approval to forming the U.S. Department of Education.

1989: Columbia Pictures Entertainment Inc. agrees to a $3.4 billion cash buyout by Sony Corp.

2016: The United States provides another $364 million in humanitarian aid to Syrians as their nation’s civil war appears to be getting worse.


1992: Milton Township Police Chief William Moretz says 25 men have been arrested on charges of public indecency in a crackdown on illegal activities in the restrooms on the Mahoning Avenue causeway that spans Lake Milton.

Nestled behind shady trees a short distance from busy U.S. Route 224, Loghurst, one of the oldest log homes still standing in the Western Reserve, is operated as a museum by the Western Reserve Historical Society.

James Madison University defeats Youngstown State University 52-49 with a last second field goal knocking the Penguins off the top rung of the NCAA Division 1-AA football ladder.

1977: Niles Mayor Arthur Doutt, a former employee of Republic Steel Corp., said the United States has itself to blame for allowing foreign steel to displace domestic employees and warns that the U.S. is on its way to becoming a service nation.

The anti-trust division of the U.S. Justice Department will investigate whether the merger of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. and the Lykes Corp. and the layoff of 5,000 employees in Campbell violate anti-trust laws.

Youngstown City Council and the Board of Education agree to jointly fund adult safety patrols until the end of the school year, each paying about $20,000.

1967: A 27-year-old painter from Campbell, John Sarianopoulous, dies after he fell into Sandusky Bay when a cable holding his scaffold was accidentally set afire by other workers. Another painter, Dros Tiliakos, 23, held onto the scaffold until rescued.

Mahoning County is dealt a severe financial blow in the loss of a state subsidy of $5 per day for each patient in the Mahoning Tuberculosis Sanatorium.

Fred Childress, Vindicator theater editor who has been on special assignment in Vietnam since Aug. 7, is on his way home.

1942: The United Spanish War Veterans in Warren say they will not donate a large naval cannon at Monumental Park for scrap until “other metal relics are donated.”

A campaign to reduce accidents and enforce the nation’s wartime speed limit of 35 mph is being prepared by traffic commissioner Clarence Coppersmith for Mayor William Spagnola and Police Chief Andrew Przelomski.

Ashtabula County commissioners are informed that the World War I cannon recently removed from the courthouse lawn and sold for scrap weighed 5,000 pounds.

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