Today is Saturday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2018. There are 282 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1765: Britain enacts the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.

1832: A mob in Hiram, Ohio, attacks, tars and feathers Mormon leaders Joseph Smith Jr. and Sidney Rigdon.

1934: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill granting future independence to the Philippines.

1944: In occupied Rome, the Nazis execute more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans the day before that killed 32 German soldiers.

1958: Elvis Presley is inducted into the U.S. Army at the draft board in Memphis, Tenn., before boarding a bus for Fort Chaffee, Ark.

1976: The president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, is deposed by her country’s military.

1988: Former national security aides Oliver L. North and John M. Poindexter plead not guilty to charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair.

1989: The supertanker Exxon Valdez runs aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and begins leaking an estimated 11 million gallons of crude oil.

1998: Two students, age 13 and 11, open fire outside Jonesboro Westside Middle School in Arkansas, killing four classmates and a teacher.

1999: NATO launches airstrikes against Yugoslavia.

2017: President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yank their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor.


1993: The Youngstown Board of Education votes 5-2 to delay action on a recommendation by Superintendent Alfred Tutela that South High School be closed.

In one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Mahoning County, a jury awards $1 million to Darce Burkley, 63, a former manager of State Auto Insurance Co.’s Youngstown office, who lost his voice during surgery at Southside Medical Center.

Two Packard Electric Co. employees, Richard Schley and Randy Vlad, ask the Trumbull County Board of Health to regulate smoking in work places, saying the company is not protecting the health of nonsmokers.

1978: The Youngstown Police Strike Force raids a Franklin Avenue home that was operating as a bottle club, confiscating a substantial amount of liquor and beer and arresting 17 people.

Eight Democrats file for the nomination for Trumbull County Commissioner: Joseph Long, Ted Vanelli, Richard L. Smith, Sam P. Vivelo, James Chidester, Robert Leonard, James B. Hagan and William F. Ogleton Jr. The winner will face incumbent Republican Anthony R. Bernard.

Youngstown Mayor J. Phillip Richley says the city will receive $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior to deal with collapsing mine shafts.

1968: Mahoning County commissioners approve a record 1968 appropriations budget of $14.4 million, including $300,000 for hospitalization coverage of all county workers.

Youngstown’s cold weather is just right for the arr ival of “Pete Penguin III,” an 18-inch tall Humboldt penguin, Youngstown State University’s latest live mascot, which was purchased by student council from the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Mercer County will soon be buying land for eight dams under a soil conservation program to prevent floods.

1943: Michael Kirwan Jr., son of Rep. Michael Kirwan, is seriously injured when his car collided with another vehicle.

Seven days remain for some 23,000 Youngstowners to obtain garbage cards that must be displayed, or garbage will not be picked up.

Farrell High’s basketball team beats Scott High of North Braddock to enter the Pennsylvania scholastic elimination.

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