Today is Tuesday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2003. There are 127 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2003. There are 127 days left in the year. On this date in 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, is declared in effect.
In 1883, the island volcano Krakatoa begins erupting with increasingly large explosions. In 1939, the first televised major league baseball games are shown on experimental station W2XBS -- a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. The Reds win the first game, 5-2, the Dodgers the second, 6-1. In 1957, the Soviet Union announces it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. In 1961, the official International Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto. In 1964, President Johnson is nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic national convention in Atlantic City, N.J. In 1972, the Summer Olympics opens in Munich, West Germany. In 1974, Charles Lindbergh -- the first man to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic -- dies at his home in Hawaii at age 72. In 1978, 25 years ago, Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice is elected the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church following the death of Paul VI. The new pontiff takes the name Pope John Paul I. In 1985, 13-year-old AIDS patient Ryan White begins "attending" classes at Western Middle School in Kokomo, Ind., via a telephone hook-up at his home -- school officials had barred Ryan from attending classes in person.
August 26, 1978: "Your generation is the largest, best educated and most competitive of any single generation in our nation's history," Dr. Lionel H. Newsom tells Youngstown State University graduates at YSU's 56th annual summer commencement.
Officials at the Mahoning County Board of Elections have apparently lost the 1976 financial campaign reports of Sheriff Michael Yarosh.
A crackdown on enforcement of local noise ordinances to protect the rights of Youngstown residents to live at peace in their own homes is announced by Police Chief Stanley Peterson.
The State Highway Patrol closes Interstate 90 between state routes 193 and 7 after phosphorous trichloride gas escapes from a chemical truck that collided with a flatbed.
Service to most United Telephone customers in the Warren area is disrupted by a battery overload that threatened to "blow the roof" off the company's South Park Avenue headquarters. About 20 operators had to be evacuated from the building because of sulfuric acid fumes leaking from two banks of batteries.
August 26, 1963: Youngstown's overall crime rate for the first half of 1963 decreased 3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to FBI reports. Youngstown registered 1,027 crimes, compared to 1,059 a year earlier.
Joseph Jasper "Fats" Aiello is released from Mahoning County Jail after serving 60 days for carrying a concealed weapon.
Karl K. Probst, 79, "father of the Jeep," is found dead at his home in Dayton of an apparent overdose of sleeping pills. He had been ill for several weeks.
Confronted with the second consecutive year of serious drought, the Youngstown district apparently is being saved from serious industrial water shortages only by the low rate of steelmaking.
August 26, 1953: Boardman Fire Chief Merle W. Gifford warns that a lack of water pressure in Boardman would pose a serious threat in the event of a large fire anywhere in the township.
Youngstown, with 11 work stoppages, led all other Ohio cities in strikes during July, the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations reports.
The 778th Medium Tank Battalion is formally activated as part of the 83rd Infantry Division at the Youngstown Army Reserve Center. The unit will be based in Lordstown and include men from Youngstown, Salem, Alliance, Niles and Warren.
August 26, 1928: Three years' of work by W.E. Slagel developing and caring for just one variety of gladiolus brought a pure white bloom, known as a Bethel, to the Second Annual Gladiolus and Junior Flower Exhibit under the auspices of the Mahoning Gladiolus Society.
There is a strong rumor in New York that Paramount Famous-Lasky Corp. has purchased the Warner Bros. Vitaphone interests. Warner Bros. would continue to produce their pictures, which would be marketed by Paramount.
One hundred bottles of ice cold beer are seized by Sheriff Peter J. Corll and his deputies at a "radio bar" on the farm of Paul Hoadley near Southern Park. The barn was equipped with a radio, player piano and expensive fixtures.