Today is Friday, April 27, the 117th day of 2018. There are 248 days left in the year.

Today is Friday, April 27, the 117th day of 2018. There are 248 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines.

1822: The 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, is born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

1950: Britain formally recognizes the state of Israel.

1968: Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey declares his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president, less than a month after President Lyndon B. Johnson said he would not run for re-election.

1978: Fifty-one construction workers plunge to their deaths when a scaffold inside a cooling tower at the Pleasants Power Station site in West Virginia fell 168 feet to the ground.

2008: Afghan President Hamid Karzai escapes an attempt on his life during a ceremony in Kabul marking Afghanistan’s victory over Soviet occupation in the 1980s. Three other people were killed in the rocket and rifle attack claimed by the Taliban.

2017: David Dao, the airline passenger who was violently dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat, settles with United for an undisclosed sum. Cellphone video of the April 9 confrontation aboard a jetliner at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport had sparked widespread public outrage over the way Dao was treated.


1993: Residents of a small Austintown neighborhood are asking all township residents to help them stop what may become the township’s fifth massage parlor.

Dr. Leo Oxley, chief medical officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Youngstown, says he is frustrated by chronic understaffing, and he plans to leave Ohio to work at another VA facility.

A 22-year-old inmate at the Trumbull Correctional Institution is found in his bunk with a stab wound of the neck. He is in stable condition at a Warren hospital. Authorities believe the stabbing is linked to inmates transferred to Warren after the prisoner riot in Lucasville.

1978: Mary Stevenson, a 94-year-old resident of the Assumption Nursing Home, wins $7,000 as an Ohio Lottery finalist. A friend buys her two tickets each week and mails them to her at the nursing home.

An electrical fire causes heavy damage to the Moore and Moore Lumber Co. at 100 E. Florida Ave. in Youngstown.

Copperweld Corp. stockholders vote to phase out the company’s Bimetallics Division at Glassport, Pa.

1968: Camp Fire Girls of Ki-Yo-Kwa District plant two pines in Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park for Arbor Day.

First Ward Councilman John Franken proposes creation of a Youngstown Police Department job of inspector-in-charge of community relations, which would be filled by a Negro policeman.

Some 400 vocational instructors from Ohio, members of the Northeastern Ohio and East Central Ohio Vocational Association, meet at Warren Western Reserve High School to share professional knowledge.

1943: To curb teenage girls from picking up soldiers, Youngstown city council enacts a 10 p.m. curfew for anyone 16 or under.

Declaring that steel production may be hurt by a 48-hour work week, Frank Purnell, president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., opposes the proposal.

Sgt. Eugene F. Gartland, 23, of 1018 Hillman St., a gunner with a bombing squadron, is killed when his plane crashes while returning from a mission in the South Pacific.

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