Today is Tuesday, May 29, the 149th day of 2018. There are 216 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1453: Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Turks, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire.

1765: Patrick Henry denounces the Stamp Act before Virginia’s House of Burgesses.

1917: The 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, is born in Brookline, Mass.

1943: Norman Rockwell’s portrait of “Rosie the Riveter” appears on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

1953: Mount Everest is conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal becomes the first climbers to reach the summit.

1961: A couple in Paynesville, W. Va., become the first recipients of food stamps under a pilot program created by President John F. Kennedy.

1988: President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev open their historic summit in Moscow.

1998: Republican elder statesman Barry Goldwater dies in Paradise Valley, Ariz., at age 89.


1993: A group of more than 70 Democrats is calling for committee and subcommittee chairmen, including U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant of Poland, who voted against President Bill Clinton’s deficit reduction bill to be removed from leadership posts.

Expansion of the Little Beaver Creek Valley Railroad passenger service is underway and trains could be running through Columbiana to the Southern Park Mall in Mahoning County by summer.

The Ohio Bureau of Employment Services reports that unemployment in Youngstown has fallen from 17.5 percent in January to 14.3 percent in April.

1978: George Pavlov, Cardinal Mooney senior, builds a replica of a 1923 Ford in the school shop under the direction of shop teacher Tony Roncone.

Youngstown State University professor Christine Dykema, chairman of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, will retire in June after 40 years at the college and university.

Youngstown Supreme Steel captures its fourth straight Penn-Ohio Golf League champions at Yankee Run Golf Course. Supreme’s Bob Santor took medalist honors with a round of 35-35-70.

1968: A group of citizens angry over the suspension of four police officers threatens to force Liberty Township trustees out of office for meddling in police operations.

Combustion Engineering Co. of New York City agrees to acquire Ajax Magnethermic Corp. of Warren.

Anthony Ross of Youngstown, commander of Ohio Italian-American War Veterans, and his Japanese-born wife are en route to Pearl Harbor for the dedication on Memorial Day of a plaque to deceased Italian-American veterans.

1943: Youngstown will see no baby swans at Crandall Park this year, says parks superintendent Tom Pemberton because none of the four eggs being tended by two hens at the lake has hatched.

Lt. Clarence Barger and Sgt. Glenn Biggam will be heard with the Arion Chorus of WFMJ Radio. Barger, an organist, and Biggam, a tenor, are home on leave.

More than 500 attend the 17th annual spring festival of the instrumental music and dramatic departments of Chaney High School.

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