Today is Saturday, July 28, the 209th day of 2018. There are 156 days left in the year.
On this date in :
1932: Federal troops forcibly disperse the so-called “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans who had gathered in Washington to demand payments they weren’t scheduled to receive until 1945.
1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt announce the end of coffee rationing, which had limited people to one pound of coffee every five weeks since it began in November 1942.
1945: A U.S. Army bomber crashes into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people.
1959: In preparation for statehood, Hawaiians vote to send the first Chinese-American, Republican Hiram L. Fong, to the U.S. Senate and the first Japanese-American, Democrat Daniel K. Inouye, to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson announces he is increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000 “almost immediately.”
1984: The Los Angeles Summer Olympics opens.
1995: A jury in Union, S.C., rejects the death penalty for Susan Smith, sentencing her to life in prison for drowning her two young sons (Smith will be eligible for parole in 2024).
1993: Greenwood Pharmacies Inc. of Sharon, Pa., which has 340 employees. is selling its eight western Pennsylvania pharmacies to Thrift Drug of Pittsburgh.
The American Civil Liberties Union will appeal an Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals ruling that upheld an Ohio law requiring a woman to wait 24 hours before receiving an abortion.
The Youngstown Park and Recreation Commission is split on a proposal to allow beer and wine at some events at the Wick Park Pavilion.
1978: The General Home Improvement Co. of Youngstown deposits $100,000 in a Save Our Valley account. The largest single deposit by a company to date brings the total deposited to $3.6 million.
Youngstown City Council agrees to sell a 5,000-square-foot Federal Plaza East parcel to Richard Mills for $3.75 per foot. Mills’ Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. plans to build an office building for IBM.
Another coal mine opens up in Hubbard Township, this time behind the home of Joseph Truchan at 7961 Hubbard-Bedford Road. Ann Harris, geology professor at Youngstown State University, says there’s no doubt the 13-foot deep hole is a mine, but it doesn’t show on any map.
1968: The Youngstown Board of Realtors and the Mayor’s Human Relations Commission develop a program designed to ease the integration of minority groups into residential areas.
Lou Gentile of Hubbard takes the checkered flag in the late-model race and Bill Larson of Youngstown captures the stocks main event before 2,865 fans at auto races at Canfield Speedway.
Mrs. Charles Lawson of Sharon learns that her son, Major Curtis Lawson, 37, was rescued from the North Vietnamese, who shot down his plane on his 170th combat mission.
1943: Youngstown College’s five-year foray into collegiate football comes to a temporary end as the program is suspended for the duration of the war.
Lawrence Lesnak, 14, of Campbell drowns in Lake Milton after he dives from a boat for a swim and never reappears on the surface.
John D. Clark, formerly with the traffic department of the Norfolk & Western Railway in Columbus, is appointed traffic manager of the Chamber of Commerce to succeed James McMahon, who resigned.