Today is Monday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2018. There are 112 days left in the year.

Today is Monday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2018. There are 112 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1813: An American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeats the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. (Afterward, Perry sent the message, “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”)

1962: The U.S. Supreme Court orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, a black student.

2006: Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts defeat Eli Manning and the New York Giants 26-21 in the first NFL game to feature two brothers starting at quarterback.

2013: President Barack Obama, in a nationally broadcast address, says diplomacy held “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” in Syria without the use of force, but declares the U.S. military would be “ready to respond” against President Bashar Assad if other measures failed.


1993: A truck driver from Columbiana County has been charged in Bellefonte, Pa., with kidnapping, raping and murdering a 17-year-old Maine runaway, Dawn Marie Birnbaum, after the driver’s fuel records linked him with where the girl was picked up and where her body was found.

The Youngstown Board of Education hopes to open classes for 12th-graders within a week if the strike by school teachers continues.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. takes to the House floor to poke fun at talk in Washington of “reinventing” government. “The vice president said America needs to reinvent government, to find out why, the GAO called the RTC, the ITC and the PMS. They did not know.” After reciting a litany of other alphabet agencies, he suggested creating a new program: Government Analysis Service, also known as GAS.

1978: One year after “Black Monday,” the cities of Campbell and Struthers are presented checks from the state’s Aid to Depressed Cities fund totaling $1 million to offset local tax losses from mill closures.

Youngstown State University senior tailback Marschell Brumfield leads the Penguins to an opening win of 31-14 over Northern Iowa. Brumbield rushed for 179 yards and four touchdowns.

Residents of West Side neighborhoods along Mahoning Avenue ask the city for help in combating a summer epidemic of rowdyism.

1968: The offspring of the country’s two presidential candidates – Julie Nixon and Hubert Humphrey III – will be visiting Youngstown to drum up support for the fathers.

The Mahoning County Medical Society is seeking funds to finance a survey that would determine the benefits of establishing a medical school in Youngstown, says Dr. Robert R. Fisher, president.

A Vindicator photographer snaps a picture of a truckload of new 1969 Chevrolets being produced at the Lordstown General Motors plant. The cars are being shipped to dealers’ warehouses for press previews and other purposes later in September.

1943: The Mahoning County CIO Industrial Union Council asks that the selective-service boards keep a list posted of all people deferred and the reason for the deferment.

Youngstown civilian defense workers and the general public will have a chance to see the results of an air attack on a peaceful community when they go to Ray Stadium to see “Action Overhead.”

The Rev. Albert Denton, executive secretary of the Federated Churches in Youngstown for three years, accepts a similar position in Kansas City.

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