Friday, September 7, 2018
Today is Friday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2018. There are 115 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1901: The Peace of Beijing ends the Boxer Rebellion in China.
1927: American television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth, 21, succeeds in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device called an “image dissector” at his San Francisco laboratory.
1940: Nazi Germany begins its eight-month blitz of Britain during World War II with the first air attack on London.
1963: The National Professional Football Hall of Fame is dedicated in Canton.
1977: Convicted Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy is released from prison after more than four years.
1979: The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its cable TV debut.
1996: Rapper Tupac Shakur is shot and mortally wounded on the Las Vegas Strip; he died six days later.
2002: President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, meeting at Camp David, say the world has to act against Saddam Hussein, arguing that the Iraqi leader had defied the United Nations and reneged on promises to destroy weapons of mass destruction.
2007: Osama bin Laden appears in a video for the first time in three years, telling Americans they should convert to Islam if they want the war in Iraq to end.
1993: An insurance scam that involved cars stolen from the General Motors plant in Lordstown has resulted in the indictment of 13 people, most current and former GM employees. The FBI said the scam resulted in insurance payments in excess of $150,000.
Youngstown Board of Education President Anthony Julian says he’s “not very optimistic” that a strike by school teachers can be avoided.
The Jerry Lewis national telethon for Muscular Dystrophy raises a record $46 million. Locally, the WYTV telethon raised $196,657, down from $212,335 in 1992.
1978: Ronald Carabbia, 49, reputed leader of organized crime in the Greater Youngstown area, is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the car-bombing death of Cleveland mobster Daniel J. Greene.
Fire officials believe a spark from a welder’s torch triggered an explosion and fire that destroyed three buildings at the Jacobson Recreational Vehicles, 3473 state Route 5, north of Cortland.
Work begins on a four-story parking garage at South Side Hospital that will cost $1.5 million and provide space for 435 cars.
1968: A $530,000 wrongful death lawsuit is filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court against Dr. Sam Sheppard and Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital alleging that Sheppard cut an artery during spinal surgery on Samuel Lopez that led to his death.
Rooftop burglars cut their way into a restaurant and the F. W. Woolworth Co. store in the McGuffey Plaza and took 16 men’s wristwatches and $2 from a cash register.
U.S. Sen Edmund Muskie of Maine, Democratic vice presidential candidate, will come to Youngstown this week; presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey is expected in October.
1943: Louis Heller, 89, one of Youngstown’s leading builders, died at his home on Belmont Avenue after a four-month illness. After arriving from Switzerland with his bride in 1880, he founded the contracting company later known as Heller Bros. Co.
The third and last day of horse racing at the Canfield Fair draws 25,000 spectators.
Industrial plants of Youngstown and Toledo boast the lowest rates of absenteeism among Ohio’s larger cities.