Today is Thursday, May 10, the 130th day of 2018. There are 235 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1611: Sir Thomas Dale arrives in the Virginia Colony, where, as deputy governor, he institutes harsh measures to restore order.
1775: Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Col. Benedict Arnold, capture the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, N.Y.
1865: Confederate President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union forces in Irwinville, Ga.
1924: J. Edgar Hoover is named acting director of the Bureau of Investigation (later known as the FBI).
1933: Nazis stage massive public book burnings in Germany.
1968: The “Night of the Barricades” begins in Paris’ Latin Quarter as tens of thousands of student protesters erect obstacles against riot police; in the pre-dawn hours of May 11, the police move in, resulting in violent clashes that leave hundreds of people injured.
1994: Nelson Mandela takes the oath of office to become South Africa’s first black president.
2013: The Internal Revenue Service apologizes for what it acknowledges was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election.
1993: At least three people are killed and another is missing when a boat exploded near a riverfront entertainment area on the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland. The owner of the boat, Charles Hoffman Sr., the missing man, is a graduate of Youngstown State University.
A group of businessmen led by Donald Cagigas, CEO of Bank One, Youngstown, will investigate a progressive plan to reinvent county government in light of Mahoning County’s $3 million budget deficit.
Janet Schweitzer, director of the Youngstown YWCA since 1987, resigns to become executive director of SCOPE Inc., the senior citizens agency in Warren.
1978: The Committee of 100, a group of prominent business and civic leaders from Mahoning and Trumbull counties, forms to support the Ecumenical Coalition of the Mahoning Valley.
Four Youngstown State University students receive Vindicator Awards at the 19th annual honors convocation: Mara A. Mele, John R. Astolfi, Linda M. Shajatovic and Judy A. Robinson.
The Mahoning County Children Services Board asks the Youngstown Police Department to investigate the circumstances under which a 12-year-old Evergreen Avenue girl was burned, apparently with a curling iron.
1968: Gov. James A. Rhodes, speaking at the Youngstown Area Development Foundation’s annual luncheon, says there is a need for more Ohio young people to emerge each year from college with “a diploma in one hand and a good job in he other.”
A bomb blast damages the 1968 Cadillac Coupe de Ville owned by John J. Angelo, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 377, as the car sat in a garage behind Angelo’s apartment at 1427 Fifth Ave.
Ray Charles appears in a club-style concert at Reed’s Arena, 25 Oak Hill Ave. Admission: $5 at the door.
1943: J. Fearnley Bonnell, foreman of the special grand jury investigating vice in Youngstown, may not be able to continue his work for sometime after being taken to North Side hospital with a heart ailment.
A carload of potatoes arrives in Youngstown, more than at Tippecanoe Country Club’s official 1943 golf opener. Despite inclement weather, 69 players competed.