Today is Friday, May 11, the 131st day of 2018. There are 234 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1502: Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere.
1888: Songwriter Irving Berlin is born Israel Baline in Temun, Russia.
1927: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded during a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
1943: During World War II, U.S. forces land on the Aleutian island of Attu, which was held by the Japanese; the Americans would take the island 19 days later.
1953: A tornado devastates Waco, Texas, claiming 114 lives.
1960: Israeli agents capture Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1973: The espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the “Pentagon Papers” case ends as Judge William M. Byrne dismisses all charges, citing government misconduct.
1996: An Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 catches fire shortly after takeoff from Miami and crashes into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board.
2017: President Donald Trump signed an executive order launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression.
1993: Vince Ryan, 32, of Canfield continues to fight for his life at Presbyterian University Hospital after becoming only the sixth person to receive a five-organ transplant.
President Bill Clinton delivers a speech in downtown Cleveland promoting his economic plan. Harry Meshel of Youngstown, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, says Clinton’s ability to connect with the people is his strong suit.
Officials at Ellwood Engineered Castings are trying to determine why molten metal at the Hubbard plant exploded, injuring four employees.
1978: Tuition for Cardinal Mooney and Ursuline high schools will increase by $60, bringing it to $600.
A 16-year-old Knox Township youth is charged in Columbiana County Juvenile Court in the May 4 shotgun slaying of his stepmother, Thea Beckett of Kountz Road.
Randall Mark Benway of Pittsburgh, winner of the 1978 Charles C. Law Memorial Piano Concerto Competition, will be the soloist at the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra’s Family Day concert.
1968: Justice Michael A. Musmanno of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, tells 200 people at the dinner opening a $750,000 drive for the Jewish Federation and the Israel Emergency Fund that “Israel exists today to impress on mankind the shame of allowing the Nazis to massacre 6 million Jews.” Musmanno presided at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals after World War II.
During the AA district track meet at Salem’s Reilly Field, Rod Hahn of Austintown Fitch breaks a 40-year-old pole-vault record with a vault of 1321/4 feet; Earl Pfund of Fitch sets a record for the mile at 4:25, and Les Nagy of Niles sets a record for two miles at 9:40.7, breaking the old mark by 26 seconds.
The Youngstown Hospital Association reports a net income increase to $341,415 in 1967, compared with a net loss of $108,953 in 1966.
1943: Some 200 chippers and scarfers continue an unauthorized strike at the Brier Hill plant of Youngstown Sheet & Tube. The company calls for all workers to return and says Army engineers will provide protection for them.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cahill, Thornton Avenue, receive word on Mother’s Day that their son, Pvt. John Cahill, 25, is not missing in action, but is a prisoner of the German army.
Members of Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma are going to Akron for founders’ day at the Women’s City Club.