Today is Friday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2018. There are 143 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1792: During the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attack the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis XVI resides. (The king was later arrested, put on trial for treason and executed.)

1846: President James K. Polk signs a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution.

1861: Confederate forces rout Union troops in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in Missouri, the first major engagement of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River.

1921:Franklin D. Roosevelt is stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.

1949: The National Military Establishment is renamed the Department of Defense.

1977: Postal employee David Berkowitz is arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of being “Son of Sam,” the gunman who killed six people and wounded seven others in the New York City area.

1993: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.


1993: NBC’s “Today” show films at the Ursuline Mother House in Canfield for a segment on the contemporary role and image of nuns.

Robert Rider, a 10-year-old Craig Beach boy, is awarded a life-saving certificate for rescuing Michael Lee Marks, 13, of Lake Milton from drowning while swimming in Lake Milton when no lifeguard was on duty.

Charles McBriarty, Youngstown State University vice president of student services, suspends publication of The Jambar, the student newspaper, in response to unrest between student editors and the student staff.

1978: The Ohio Civil Rights Commission rules that Warren detective Morris Hill was discriminated against by a supervisor who attempted to transfer Hill out of the identification bureau.

Youngstown Police Chief Stanley Peterson confirms that someone broke into the offices of the Youngstown Police Strike Force on the second floor of City Hall and stole some vice files. Peterson says, however, that no investigation has been launched.

Marvin Itts, 65, chairman of the board of Saramar Aluminum Co. of Warren and nationally recognized for his contribution to Jewish philanthropies, dies in Cleveland University Hospital.

1968: Cpl. Marshall D. Wolford, a 1966 Woodrow Wilson High School graduate, is reported killed during a firefight at a base camp in Vietnam. A brother, Airman 1st Class Larry Wolford, died Jan. 15, 1961, when a steel observation tower collapsed in the Atlantic Ocean.

A wire thrown across a 69,000-volt circuit near Lanterman Road in Austintown caused a power outage in the Cornersburg and Wickliffe areas. An Ohio Edison spokesman says it was sabotage.

Thomas Yacko and William Tablack of Youngstown and Albert Tkach of Pulaski, Pa., are killed in a two-car crash on U.S. Route 422 in Pulaski Township.

1943: Judge John G. Lamoree orders the Excelsior Hotel on East Washington Avenue in New Castle, Pa., closed on grounds it is being used for immoral purposes.

An attempt by five felony prisoners to break out of the Mahoning County Jail is foiled when guards discover a prisoner sawing a bar on a first-floor window. The prisoners already had sawed through bars to get from their cellblock into a corridor.

Operation of the Lordstown Ordnance Depot is transferred to Sears, Roebuck & Co. of Chicago in an experimental program to have private companies oversee the operation of war production facilities.

The 96th annual Trumbull County Fair opens.

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