Today is Saturday, April 28, the 118th day of 2018. There are 247 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1925: The International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts, which would give rise to the term “Art Deco,” begins a six-month run in Paris.

1945: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are executed by Italian partisans as they attempt to flee the country.

1967: Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is stripped of his title after he refuses to be inducted into the armed forces.

1993: The first “Take Our Daughters to Work Day,” promoted by the New York-based Ms. Foundation, is held in an attempt to boost the self-esteem of girls by having them visit a parent’s place of work. (The event was later expanded to include sons.)

2008: The first tax rebates were direct-deposited into bank accounts from a $168 billion stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush.

2017: President Donald Trump reaffirms his support for gun rights, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta that “the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.”


1993: United Steelworkers Union officials want Sharon Steel Corp. to declare that its Farrell plant is formally closed so that 700 workers can qualify for early pensions.

Some workers at the Packard Electric Division of General Motors in Warren file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleging that a plastic coating applied to copper wires poses “several immediate health hazards” to 340 workers at the North River Road Plant 10.

After a 35-year-old woman is stabbed in the M-2 parking lot on Lincoln Avenue at Youngstown State University, requests for escort services on campus have increased. The woman is in satisfactory condition at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

1978: Thomas J. Travers, chairman of the board of Commercial Shearing Inc., is elected president of the Youngstown Area United Appeal.

The Rev. Bernard Bonnot, director of adult education in the Youngstown Diocesan Schools, is elected president of the Youngstown Chapter of the United Nations Association, succeeding Mrs. Mary Smith.

Fifty-one men are killed when a scaffold collapses during construction of a cooling tower at a Monongehela Power nuclear plant at Willow Island, W. Va.

1968: Some 40 residents of the Golden Hill Nursing Home in New Castle, Pa., are evacuated when fire fills the east wing with smoke.

The Boardman High School speech team is judged the best in the state, having won the Ohio State Speech League sweepstakes trophy. Team members are Janice Hartman, Mary Lou Ballinger, Linda Olson, Janice Rosenberger, Kathy Cline, Sharon Prizant, Laura Pilz, Gloria Scholland, Milly DeHere, Pat Wilson, Rande Stefanski, Steve Berman, James Kessler, Michael Small, Brad Woodworth and Mark Huberman.

Gregory Macali of Niles accepts an appointment to the Air Force Academy.

1943: A wind whips down off of Lake Erie, tearing roofs off of houses in rural areas south of Youngstown.

The Youngstown district’s huge steel plants, currently supplying 175,000 to 185,000 tons of steel a week to the war effort, will be seriously crippled almost immediately by a bituminous coal strike.

Mrs. James Johnson and her son, James, 7, are severely burned in a gas explosion at their home on Project Drive, Warren.

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