Today is Saturday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2018. There are 233 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1780: During the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, S.C., surrenders to British forces.
1937: Britain’s King George VI is crowned at Westminster Abbey; his wife, Elizabeth, is crowned as queen consort.
1943: During World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. The two-week Trident Conference, headed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, opened in Washington.
1967: “Are You Experienced,” the debut album of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is released in Britain by Track Records.
1978: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says hurricanes will no longer be given only female names.
2008: Pop artist Robert Rauschenberg dies on Captiva Island, Fla., at age 82.
2017: Dozens of countries are hit with a huge cyberextortion attack that locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies.
1993: The National Credit Union Administration’s closing of Sharon Steel Workers Federal Credit Union comes as a complete surprise to the credit union employees.
Aero Services Inc., the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport’s largest tenant, is proposing a $2 million expansion project at the airport and says it will leave the area if the project isn’t approved.
The Youngstown Board of Education tables a resolution naming head football coaches for the city’s four high schools after a disagreement arises over Ron Demesko, longtime coach of South High, not being offered a job. South High will be closed at the end of the school year.
1978: City Hall workers say they will fight Mayor J. Phillip Richley’s new schedule that calls for them to work a 40-hour week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. They have been working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A firebug sets his third lumberyard fire in 15 days, causing $400,000 damage to Wester Bros. Fuel & Supply Co. on Indianola Avenue.
Outstanding high-school juniors are saluted by the Youngstown Rotary Club at a luncheon: Keith Harris, Melinda Spencer, Erik Gould, Maureen Abram, Mary Cutts, Keith Copeland, John Gayetsky, Vera Soosko, Ben Riveria, Robin Benifeld, Judith Petretich, Richard Machuga, John Bleacher, Jane Wojtowicz, Arlene Fedorchak, Michael Fortine, Brenda McGowen and Michael Popovich.
1968: Physicians at Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital recommend that Dr. Samuel Sheppard, whose conviction in the murder of his wife was overturned, be admitted to the hospital’s medical staff.
Atty. Elton Luckhart, longtime Republican Party chairman in Mahoning County, apparently faces stiff opposition for re-election from E. Ray Davis, Austintown Township trustee.
Area students who will be honored by American Society of Metals include: Mark Goodwin, James Murtha, Mark Hormnak, Michael Szalaj and Karen Lulek.
1943: Officials of Keener Foods Inc. in Salem announce that the former Martin Tire Co. building is being converted into a dehydration plant that will be capable of handling 600,000 bushels of apples a year. The apples will come from Mahoning and Trumbull county orchards and will be sold to the government for the armed forces.
Retail liquor stores close until June 1 to prepare for a new rationing setup.
Recreational facilities and care for some 800 elementary schoolchildren whose parents are working will be made possible through an allocation of $22,100 by the Federal Works Agency.