Today is Monday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2018. There are 140 days left in the year.

Today is Monday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2018. There are 140 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1521: Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captures Tenochtitlan, present-day Mexico City, from the Aztecs.

1792: French revolutionaries imprison the royal family.

1846: The American flag is raised for the first time in Los Angeles.

1910: Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, dies in London at age 90.

1942: Walt Disney’s animated feature “Bambi” has its U.S. premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

1961: East Germany seals off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years.

1979: Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals becomes the 14th player in major league baseball history to reach the 3,000th career hit plateau.

1981: In a ceremony at his California ranch, President Ronald Reagan signs a historic package of tax and budget reductions.

2003: Iraq begins pumping crude oil from its northern oil fields for the first time since the start of the war.

2017: The White House says President Donald Trump “very strongly” condemns individual hate groups such as “white supremacists, KKK and neo-Nazis.” The statement followed criticism of Trump for blaming the previous day’s deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on “many sides.”


1993: Youngstown Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro says he would rather close the city jail than shift from street patrol as many officers as would be needed to provide the number of jailers called for in a federal court consent decree.

Liberty Township Juvenile Detective Sgt. Janet Virostek files a felony rape charge against a 7-year-old boy accused of being involved in an attempted gang rape of a 7-year-old girl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of incarceration until the boy is 21 years old.

Westinghouse Electric Corp., which manufactured electric transformers in Sharon, Pa., until it closed the plant in 1985, denies it ever sent hazardous materials to the River Road Landfill, which is the subject of a $17-million cleanup.

1978: Two experts tell the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly that the LTV-Lykes merger is one of the most ill-conceived and inappropriate mergers in corporate history.

Niles Mayor Arthur Doutt applies for membership of the city in the Community Improvement Corp. of Warren and Trumbull County.

Commercial Shearing Inc. leases the long- vacant 70,000-square-foot Saramar Aluminum Building on Mahoning Avenue to house its hydraulic valve machining department.

1968: The Youngstown Fair Employment Practices Committee receives a $14,840 federal grant to help combat racial discrimination by local employers.

Boardman trustees award an across-the-board 10-percent pay raise to all township employees.

Robert Perschke, 17, of Enon Valley, Pa., is fatally injured when he attempted to stop a big farm wagon from rolling down a slight grade.

1943: The perennial outbreak of rabies in Mahoning County this summer has been one of the most severe on record, with 478 people in the county receiving the Pasteur treatment for dog bites, compared with 414 for all of 1942.

The first two cases of infantile paralysis in the Youngstown area in more than a year are reported. Diagnosed with the disease are a 5-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy.

A committee is set up in Struthers to investigate the need for care of children of war- working mothers.

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