Today is Thursday, March 1, the 60th day of 2018. There are 305 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1565: The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded by Portuguese knight Estacio de Sa.
1781: The Continental Congress declares the Articles of Confederation to be in force, after ratification by Maryland.
1790: President George Washington signs a measure authorizing the first United States Census. (Census Day was Aug. 2, 1790.)
1893: Inventor Nikola Tesla first publicly demonstrates radio during a meeting of the National Electric Light Association in St. Louis.
1932: Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. (Remains identified as those of the child were found the following May.)
1954: Four Puerto Rican nationalists open fire from the spectators’ gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five members of Congress.
1961: President John F. Kennedy signs an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.
2008: President George W. Bush declines to promise more U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq.
2017: Former Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke is sworn in as secretary of the Interior Department by Vice President Mike Pence, hours after being confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 68-31.
1993: Darnell Dawson, 20, dies in St. Elizabeth Hospital after being shot in the abdomen during a fight over money. It was the first homicide in Youngstown in more than a month.
The former pastor of Third Christian Church of Warren is changed with arson in the Christmas Day fire that gutted the parsonage.
Dr. David Kranzler, a renowned scholar of Holocaust heroes, speaks at Children of Israel Temple in Youngstown on two women, Renee Reichmann and Recha Stenbuch, who were among the heroes who saved Jews from the Nazis.
1978: Few Youngstown-area residents are applying for the Ohio identification cards created for those who lack the most-requested form of identification, a driver’s license. The West Side Merchants & Civic Association has sold 50, the most in the area.
John Coffelt, president of Youngstown State University, appoints a four-member panel of women to study rape and security problems at the university in response to remarks by Security Chief Paul Cress in the university paper, The Jambar, that victims of rape are “stupid” because they didn’t do anything to prevent the crime.
Youngstown Patrolman Philip Raybuck, who has assisted in the births of 15 babies since 1972, delivers his 16th, his own son after he returned to his Roxbury Avenue home to find his wife, Elda, in labor. Before joining the police department, he had been a fireman, serving on an ambulance.
1968: The Ohio Senate joined hundreds of persons in paying tribute to William F. Maag Jr., editor and publisher of The Vindicator and civic leader in the Mahoning Valley, who died at age 84.
Elkton Road will be rebuilt from Lisbon to the new interchange on state Route 11 at a cost of $700,000.
1943: Farmers in the basin of Berlin Reservoir whose lands have been condemned for the dam will quit farming if they don’t receive money to relocate and equip themselves.
The blackout planned will test the recently adopted air raid warning signals and the ability of defense corps personnel to mobilize and function under the new system.