Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Today is Monday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2017. There are 111 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1297: Scottish rebels led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat English troops in the Battle of Stirling Bridge during the First War of Scottish Independence.
1936: Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation as President Franklin D. Roosevelt presses a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam’s first hydroelectric generator.
1954: The Miss America pageant makes its network TV debut on ABC; Miss California, Lee Meriwether, is crowned the winner.
1967: The comedy-variety program “The Carol Burnett Show” premieres on CBS.
1985: Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds cracks career hit No. 4,192 off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing the record held by Ty Cobb.
2001: Nearly 3,000 people are killed as 19 al-Qaida hijackers seize control of four jetliners, sending two of the planes into New York’s World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania.
2012: A mob armed with guns and grenades launch a fiery nightlong attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
1993: Trumbull County lawyers and judges praise Domestic Relations Court Judge Thomas Norton as a gentleman and a family man after he announces his resignation from the bench.
Two contractors plead innocent in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to attempted grand larceny and conspiracy to obstruct justice regarding bills for remodeling work at the county engineer’s offices, which county commissioners turned over to the prosecutor to investigate.
Mahoning County commissioners go to Columbus to seek state funds that will allow the county to take over the Youngstown City Jail, which has been closed since Aug. 31.
1978: Jack Warner, the fun-loving motion-picture tycoon who lived part of his early life in Youngstown and got his start in show business here, dies in Hollywood at age 86. Warner and three of his brothers built a movie empire that bore their name and produced the first talking picture, “The Jazz Singer” in 1927.
Showman John Kenley, who severed his long ties with the Packard Music Hall and took his summer stock theater to Akron, says he was happier in Warren, but is bound to Akron by a contract for at least another year.
Danny Shoemaker, 20, of New Middletown and Nancy Patton, 20, of Poland are killed when their car left Route 551 in Little Beaver Township near New Castle, Pa., and struck a tree.
1968: Ohio Atty. Gen. William Saxbe visits Youngstown to open a campaign headquarters, renew old friendships and say a few words on behalf of the man he thinks is best qualified to be a U.S. senator from Ohio: himself.
Films of the Leetonia-United Local football game will be shown in the high school cafeteria under the sponsorship of the Leetonia-Washingtonville Booster Clubs. All team members and fans are invited.
Robert H. Sweeney, executive vice president of Buick Youngstown Co., is elected a director of the Union National Bank.
1943: Some 8,000 people crowd Rayen Stadium for “Action Overhead,” the Army’s chemical warfare service’s demonstration of what it would be like to be under an air attack.
Team captains will open a drive for 2,500 new members for the YWCA with a brunch at the Y. Mrs. C.W. Ricksecker, membership chairwoman, says 12 teams will work through churches, clubs and war plants.