Today is Sunday, July 29, the 210th day of 2018. There are 155 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1030: The patron saint of Norway, King Olaf II, is killed in battle.
1890: Artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
1921: Adolf Hitler becomes the leader (“fuehrer”) of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA.
1974: Singer Cass Elliot dies in a London hotel room at age 32.
1975: President Gerald R. Ford became the first U.S. president to visit the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland.
1981: Britain’s Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer in a glittering ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.)
1994: Abortion opponent Paul Hill shoots and kills Dr. John Bayard Britton and Britton’s bodyguard, James H. Barrett, outside the Ladies Center clinic in Pensacola, Fla. (Hill was executed in Sept. 2003.)
2004: Sen. John Kerry accepts the Democratic presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Boston with a military salute and the declaration: “I’m John Kerry, and I’m reporting for duty.”
2006: The U.S. command announces it is sending 3,700 troops to Baghdad to try to quell sectarian violence sweeping the Iraqi capital.
2013: The FBI rescues105 young people and arrests 150 alleged pimps and others in a three-day sweep in 76 cities.
2017: U.S. and South Korean forces conduct joint live-fire exercises in response to North Korea’s second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile; experts say the North Korean launch shows that a large portion of the United States is now within range of North Korea’s arsenal.
1993: The Israeli Supreme Court overturns the conviction and death sentence of Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk for war crimes at the Nazi Treblinka concentration camp.
Mayor Alvahn Mondell says he has given up on his plan for Salem to build a for-profit jail to house nonviolent offenders.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is opening a satellite office in Youngstown, partly due to the volume of complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, credit and higher education received from Mahoning County.
1978: The Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club convention is held at the Holiday Inn on Belmont Avenue, attracting owners and their cars from throughout the United States and Canada.
ICX Aviation Inc. of Washington, D.C., and a Soviet trade delegation have reached an agreement that could save ICX $70 million in its plan for a factory at Youngstown Municipal Airport to build a Soviet-designed plane, says Youngstown Mayor J. Phillip Richley.
The C-5A Galazy, a six-story, 356-ton cargo plane that is as long as a football field will be one of the features at the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Open House and Air Show.
1968: Farrell police arrest a 17-year-old youth suspected of shooting to death Frank Williams, 20, after an argument over a game of pool.
Donald W. Frease, 70, board chairman of Sharon Steel Corp., who is credited with leading the company in a spectacular comeback, dies.
David Jenkins, son of Common Pleas Judge Elwyn Jenkins, dies of injuries suffered June 7 when his car overturned after striking a pony that wandered onto U.S. Route 224 in Poland Township.
1943: Lt. William Crawford of Niles, who earned nine decorations during 375 hours of combat flying in the South Pacific, will speak to the Niles Rotary, a stop on a nationwide speaking tour. He has also addressed district military and industrial leaders following the groundbreaking for the Mosquito Dam.
Amos Cristian drowns in the Mahoning River near Leavittsburg while swimming with companions.
Geraldine Arnold arrives in North Africa to work in a Red Cross clubmobile. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Arnold, Oak Knoll Drive.