Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2018. There are 91 days left in the year.

Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2018. There are 91 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1890: Congress passes the McKinley Tariff Act, which raises tariffs to a record level.

1910: The offices of the Los Angeles Times are destroyed by a bomb explosion and fire; 21 Times employees are killed.

1949: Mao Zedong proclaims the People’s Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing.

1957: The motto “In God We Trust” begins appearing on U.S. paper currency.

1964: The Free Speech Movement begins at the University of California, Berkeley.

1971: Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Fla.

1972: The book “The Joy of Sex” by Alex Comfort is first published by Mitchell Beazley of London.

1982: Sony begins selling the first commercial compact disc player, the CDP-101, in Japan.

1987: Eight people are killed when an earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 struck the Los Angeles area.

1994: National Hockey League team owners begin a 103-day lockout of their players.


1993: Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge R. Scott Krichbaum says that U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. will enter negotiations to try to resolve the Youngstown teachers’ strike.

The president of Wean Inc., R.J. Wean III, says the company’s Austintown plant may or may not be used by Danieli SpA, which is purchasing Wean’s assets.

The Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic is scheduled for a week earlier in 1994. It will be played June 27 through July 3 at the Avalon Lakes Golf Course.

1978: The Youngstown Fire Department’s $90,000 snorkle truck has been out of service for two months, and city mechanics say they have been unable to fix it because the wiring has no resemblance to the wiring diagram that came with the truck in 1967.

Youngstown State’s undefeated Penguins roll over Saginaw Valley, 49-12, in their home opener played at Austintown Fitch High stadium.

Niles native Bo Rein is head coach of the North Carolina State’s Wolfpack where his younger brother Curtis is a sophomore wide receiver. They are the only coach-player brother combination in U.S. college football.

1968: Three Mercer, Pa., area men are sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Kenneth M. Frick, 21, of Ford City and the rape of two Slippery Rock State College coeds in March.

Members of the W. Chalmers Avenue Block Club pledge their support to help eliminate rowdyism from night football games at South Stadium.

Several out-of-town attorneys will join members of the Mahoning County Bar Association in a seminar in the Jade Room of the Mural Restaurant to discuss the latest changes in juvenile court rights.

1943: The office of price administration says price violations by liquor permit holders in Youngstown and Cleveland may be pursued in municipal court.

Youngstown district motorists converge on filling stations after it is announced that the value of gasoline coupons is reduced from three to two gallons.

Mosquito Creek, which will fill the new reservoir north of Warren, is dammed to allow workmen to dredge the old channel.

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