Today is Wednesday, March 28, the 87th day of 2018. There are 278 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1898: The U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, rules 6-2 that Wong, who was born in the United States to Chinese immigrants, is an American citizen.
1941: Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowns herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.
1943: Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, 69, dies in Beverly Hills, Calif.
1969: The 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, dies in Washington, D.C., at age 78.
1979: America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurs with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.
2008: President George W. Bush declares that Iraq is standing at a defining moment as it struggles to put down heavily armed Shiite militias in new flare-ups of violence.
2013:President Barack Obama, flanked by grim-faced mothers who lost their children to guns, urges lawmakers not to “get squishy” in the face of powerful forces against gun-control legislation.
2017: President Donald Trump proposes immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs such as medical research, infrastructure and community grants so that U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, could cover the down payment on the border wall.
1993: The Campbell Memorial Red Devils claim the Division III state basketball championship, defeating Belpre 47-39 in Columbus.
The Trumbull County Fair Board rejects a bid by a Mentor company to bring a haunted house to the fairgrounds in October.
The Family Service Agency of Youngstown will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a dinner at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman.
1978: Actor E.G. Marshall appears at the Mahoning Country Club advocating for national health insurance, a campaign pledge of President Jimmy Carter. Marshall was invited to the Valley by the Northeastern Ohio Senior Citizens Council.
The United Auto Workers Local 1112 at Lords-town votes to deposit $40,000 in a Save Our Valley savings account.
St. Anthony’s Paduans, coached by Joe Meranto, sweep to an unprecedented fourth-straight Ursuline Division championship in the Parochial Basketball League.
1968: Republic Steel Corp. expects to spend $178 million this year, exceeding its $161 million capital expenditures in 1967 in its program of modernizing and expanding.
Helle Jensen (now Mrs. Eric Albrechtsen of Skagen, Denmark), Salem’s first foreign exchange student, will revisit this country in July and August. She and her husband will stay with her adopted family, Dr. and Mrs. Donald Lease.
A state survey of New Middletown’s Main Street will determine the need to install a traffic light at Main and Woodland Drive approach to Village Plaza.
1943: As the eve of meat rationing arrives, chunks of cheese and a few pieces of luncheon meat were all that remained in downtown meat markets after one of the wildest weeks of meat buying on record.
First Lt. Joseph Varley of Lowellville will attend a nine-month weather course at New York University. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Dayton.
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