Today is Wednesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2018. There are 131 days left in the year.

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2018. There are 131 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1787: Inventor John Fitch demonstrates his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

1851: The schooner America outraces more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that came to be known as the America’s Cup.

1910: Japan annexes Korea, which remains under Japanese control until the end of World War II.

1972: President Richard Nixon is nominated for a second term of office by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach.

1985: Fifty-five people die when fire breaks out aboard a British Airtours charter jet on a runway at Manchester Airport in England.

2013: Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak is released from prison and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb to be held under house arrest.

2017: Protesters and police clash outside a convention center in Phoenix where President Donald Trump had just wrapped up his first political rally since the violence in Charlottesville, Va.; police fire pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers.


1993: Under Ohio’s new driving-under-the-influence law, a fourth-time drunken driver faces a license suspension for three years and the court is ordered to forfeit the vehicle. The offender can’t register a vehicle for five years.

Phyllis Peterson, longtime owner of the A&W root beer stand on Youngstown-Warren Road Southeast in Warren still works as a car hop at the drive-in restaurant from March through October.

In no fewer than six preseason polls, Coach Jim Tressel’s Youngstown State University Penguins are ranked no lower than fourth and as high as first.

1978: Mary Jo Douds, a Youngstown native and Washington publicist/consultant, returns home to promote a renaissance for the city, “Youngstown Youngagain.”

The Trumbull County Planning Commission asks Edward Kutevac to reconsider the board’s offer of reinstatement under which Kutevac would return to his job at his previous salary, but with no back pay to his dismissal in March.

A $664,000 expansion of the Salem Valve Division of Sperry Vickers is projected to double the present workforce of 80.

1968: William Heard, 43, is shot and killed three hours after being released from county jail on an armed robbery charge. Police are questioning a 24-year-old woman described as his ex-girlfriend.

Dr. William Riley, 43, a student pilot practicing landings and take-offs at Elser Airport escapes serious injury when his 1946 Lanscombe plane landed on a car parked 100 feet off the runway.

Three suspected bandits are in custody and a third of the $15,000 loot recovered after a sensational holdup at Newport branch of Peoples Bank.

1943: Mahoning County has 81 people on the waiting list for admission to institutions for the mentally ill, says Probate Judge Clifford M. Woodside.

Annie E. Osborne, 97, of Glenaven Avenue, Youngstown, who attended Poland Seminary High School with William McKinley, dies of infirmities. She was described as McKinley’s “first girl” before the future president was called to service in the Civil War.

A granite monument honoring members of Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artillery, made up of Civil War enlisted men from the vicinity of Mount Jackson, Pa., Lawrence County, is erected in Gettysburg.

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