Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2018. There are 83 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1776: A group of Spanish missionaries settles in present-day San Francisco.

1888: The public is first admitted to the Washington Monument.

1910: A coal-dust explosion at the Starkville Mine in Colorado leaves 56 miners dead.

1914: The Belgian city of Antwerp falls to German forces during World War I.

1958: Pope Pius XII dies at age 82, ending a 19-year papacy. (He is succeeded by Pope John XXIII.)

1967: Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, is executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture.

1985: The hijackers of the Achille Lauro cruise liner surrender two days after seizing the vessel in the Mediterranean.

2001: In the first daylight raids since the start of U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan, jets bomb the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.

2009: President Barack Obama wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

2017: Declaring, “The war on coal is over,” EPA chief Scott Pruitt says he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan .


1993: The Holly Beverage Co., North Meridian Road, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors while it reorganizes. Holly’s plant and three Ohio stores were searched by the FBI in an investigation of counterfeiting of Coca-Cola products.

A tentative agreement reached by the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. at the Lordstown assembly plant will protect workers now and in the future, says Bill Bowers, president of Local 1112.

Mark Haverstock, a teacher at Boardman Glenwood Middle School, has an article on towns in the United States with unusual names published in Highlights for Children. Among the towns featured were Odd, W.Va.; Twig, Minn., and Tarzan, Texas.

1978: Warren Police Chief Richard Galgozy said he wants an explanation for why the Warren Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 34 had its bingo license revoked because of violations of state law.

Some 680 people, including a 5-year-old boy and 76-year-old man, were among those who collected $14,000 in pledges for walking 10 miles in the Youngstown Area CROP Walk.

Benjamin L. Hooks, national executive director of the NAACP, will speak at the Youngstown Branch Annual Freedom Fund Dinner at the Mahoning Country Club.

1968: Youngstown city schools’ football games will return to 7:45 p.m. starting times, with increased security on hand. Superintendent Woodrow Zinzer urges parents, principals, teachers, athletic directors and coaches to educate spectators on proper behavior.

Youngstown public school teachers will choose their own bargaining agent by secret ballot. All certificated school personnel will be permitted to vote except the superintendent and assistant superintendent.

Two Youngstown councilmen, Corry Dama and Jack Hunter, pledge to clear cheat spots from their wards as well as to get parking banned along one side of Hillman Street.

1943: Youngstown is designated by the War Food Administration as the milk sales center for Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennsylvania.

The triple murder of two prominent Mercer, Pa., women, Mrs. Catherine Wilson and Mrs. Helen Wilson, and Robert McKay, a farmhand, is solved when William Morrell and Janice Graham were found in a farmhouse near Chardon, Ohio.

East High continues as the lone undefeated Youngstown football team, trimming stubborn Woodrow Wilson 19-13 before 8,000 fans. Rayen defeated Girard 13-0 before 2,000 fans.

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