Today is Saturday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2018. There are 135 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1587: Virginia Dare becomes the first child of English parents to be born in present-day America, on what is now Roanoke Island in North Carolina.

1894: Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration.

1914: President Woodrow Wilson issues his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I.

1920: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women’s right to vote, is ratified as Tennessee becomes the 36th state to approve it.

1954:During the Eisenhower administration, Assistant Secretary of Labor James Ernest Wilkins becomes the first black official to attend a meeting of the president’s Cabinet as he sits in for Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell.

1969: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, N.Y., winds to a close after three nights with a midmorning set by Jimi Hendrix.

1988: Vice President George H.W. Bush accepts the presidential nomination of the Republican National Convention in New Orleans.

2001: Fire breaks out at a budget hotel outside Manila, killing 75 people.

2017: Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s top White House strategist, is forced out of his post by Trump; Bannon returns immediately as executive chairman to Breitbart News.


1993: A U.S. immigration officer says a 7-year-old Russian immigrant charged with sex abuse in Liberty Township could be deported if he is convicted of a sex crime.

Howland Township trustees are being asked to approve a 75 percent tax abatement for a proposed Kmart Super Store at state Route 46 and Eastwood Mall Boulevard.

U.S. Rep. Tom Ridge of Erie, a GOP candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, says schools should send a strong message that violence and weapons will not be tolerated.

1978: A tank truck driven by James Cichon, 27, of Austintown hits a guardrail on the Ohio Turnpike, overturns and spills hundreds of gallons of burning diesel fuel, closing the Cuyahoga Valley Bridge for 10 hours.

Commercial Shearing Inc.’s stock climbs to 42 bid and 44 asked, the highest ever for the local stock.

Members of Local 1112 of the United Auto Workers at Lordstown vote by 81 percent to strike if several grievances with General Motors are not solved.

1968: Applications for admission to Youngstown State University by new freshmen, transfers and former students now number 5,483, or 100 more than a year earlier.

A $20,000 band shell is being built at the south end of the McKinley High School stadium in Niles. The 116-member band is at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., for a one-week band camp.

Roberta Milligan, a junior at Lowellville High School, is named 1968 queen of the High School Club at Chautauqua. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mulligan.

1943: A visiting court of appeals will decide whether Youngstown must extend Fifth Avenue through the Stambaugh golf course or cede the 80 acres set aside for that purpose to the golf course.

Children who participated in the Youngstown playground summer programs present “Youth on Parade” at the Idora Park ball field, featuring 30 parade floats.

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