Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2018. There are 132 days left in the year.

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2018. There are 132 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1609: Galileo Galilei demonstrates his new telescope to a group of officials atop the Campanile in Venice.

1831: Nat Turner launches a violent slave rebellion in Virginia resulting in the deaths of at least 55 whites. (Turner was later executed.)

1911: Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. (The painting was recovered two years later in Italy.)

1959: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order making Hawaii the 50th state.

1961: Country singer Patsy Cline records the Willie Nelson song “Crazy” in Nashville for Decca Records.

1991: The hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev collapses in the face of a popular uprising led by Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin.

2008: President George W. Bush issues a federal disaster declaration for parts of Florida affected by Tropical Storm Fay.

2013: Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is sentenced at Fort Meade, Md., to up to 35 years in prison for spilling an unprecedented trove of government secrets.

2017:Americans witness their first full-blown coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.


1993: Mahoning County Prosecutor James A. Philomena says Mahoning County commissioners broke state law when they failed to seek competitive bids for production of an 18-minute promotional video that was produced by Phar-Mor Productions at an estimated cost of $15,000.

Environmental experts will determine if the wind is spreading contaminated dust from a 25-acre former industrial tract on New Castle’s West Side as part of a $1 million Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources study.

Youngstown Police Chief Randall Wellington says three city police officers did nothing wrong when they failed to investigate a traffic accident after Sheriff Edward Nemeth’s cruiser collided with a motorcycle outside a Steel Street tavern. Nemeth called one of his deputies to do the accident report.

1978: The passing of Vern Wireman leads the Youngstown Hardhats (6-1) to a 46-6 rout of the Central (Pa.) Bucks before fewer than 1,000 fans at South Stadium.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William E. O’Neill, 62, dies of an apparent heart attack at University Hospital in Columbus. O’Neill, a Republican, was elected a state representative at age 22 and served as attorney general and governor before being elected to the supreme court.

The Warren G. Harding High School marching band performs in Montr al, Qu bec, as guests of the Alouettes football team.

1968: Eight Youngstown district students and their chaperone, Joseph Barolak, a teacher at Chaney, are among an estimated 1,500 tourists in Czechoslovakia as troops from Russia and four other Eastern Bloc nations invade.

The Rev. John Whitcombe Wigle, pastor of the Church of the Advent in Orchard Lake, Mich., is named rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, succeeding the Rev. Hudson Cary.

A Liberty Township man is seriously cut about the head when hit with a tire iron after his auto was forced to the curb on Guadalupe Avenue. Richard Rome was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

1943:Cattle breeders of Northeast Ohio are to be congratulated on the fine herds they are developing, says an Ohio State University extension agent visiting the Robert E. Hunter farm near Ellsworth.

Penicillin, the new miracle drug flown from Boston, is credited with saving the life of Mrs. Robert E. Francis of New Castle, Pa.

Playing at The State Theater in downtown Youngstown: “My Friend Flicka,” starring Roddy McDowell.

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