Today is Monday, July 30, the 211th day of 2018. There are 154 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1619: The first representative assembly in America convenes in Jamestown in the Virginia Colony.
1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill creating a women’s auxiliary agency in the Navy known as “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” – WAVES for short.
1945: The Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, having just delivered components of the atomic bomb to Tinian in the Mariana Islands, is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine; only 317 out of nearly 1,200 men survived.
1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a measure making “In God We Trust” the national motto, replacing “E Pluribus Unum” (“Out of many, one”).
1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a measure creating Medicare.
1975: Former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; although presumed dead, his remains have never been found.
2001: Robert Mueller, President George W. Bush’s choice to head the FBI, promises the Senate Judiciary Committee that if confirmed, he would move forcefully to fix problems at the agency. (Mueller became FBI director Sept. 4, 2001, a week before the 9/11 attacks.)
1993: Julius J. Yuhasz Jr. resigns as mayor of Craig Beach, effective at the end of the week. Council President Chris Peplow will be sworn in as mayor. Yuhasz’s attorney, Mark Colucci, said a “lynch mob mentality” in the village made it impossible for Yuhasz to continue.
Japanese shareholders who own two-thirds of CSC Industries, parent of Copperweld Steel in Warren, say they intend to sell their stake in the company as soon as possible.
The Western Reserve Care System, St. Elizabeth Hospital and Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital join in expressing opposition to a proposed $4.1 million outpatient-care facility at Southwoods Medical Complex on Market Street in Boardman. The hospitals say the center would siphon off patients and cause them to raise their rates.
1978: The Western Reserve Economic Development Corp. expects to have a $1 million revolving loan fund, designed to provide local businesses with an additional source of venture capital.
Randy Abraham, Republican candidate for the 55th state representative district in Trumbull County, will give a $15,000 limited-edition black and silver “Pace Car” Corvette to one lucky person who attends Abraham’s $100-per-plate fundraising dinner. Abraham is challenging Democratic incumbent Robert Nader.
Youngstown Mayor J. Phillip Richley said the city will buy about 40 acres between the Cedar Street and Market Street bridges from Republic Steel Corp. for development of an industrial park along the Mahoning River.
1968: A 14-year-old Austintown girl, Susan Harrison, dies of infectious meningitis in South Side Hospital.
Mid-City Mall, subsidiary of Stephen Baytos Enterprises, agrees in common pleas court to improve the parking lot of the old Palace theater in exchange for a six-month extension of the parking-lot permit.
Mrs. Willie Mae Hill is elected Woman of the Year for the 1968 Women’s Day Drive of First Calvary Baptist Church. She is Sunday school superintendent and church secretary.
1943: Milk prices in the Mahoning Valley will increase by a half-cent a quart to 15 cents, the second increase in milk in seven months.
Youngstown residents will be able to catch helicopters at convenient spots for flights to Cleveland or Pittsburgh after the war if the Civil Aeronautics Board allows a certificate for service to Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines.