Today is Tuesday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2018. There are 125 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1609: English sea explorer Henry Hudson and his ship, the Half Moon, reach present-day Delaware Bay.

1862: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins in Virginia during the Civil War; resulting in a Confederate victory.

1916: Italy declares war on Germany during World War I.

1955: Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, is abducted from his uncle’s home in Money, Miss., by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman. (Till was found brutally slain three days later.)

1963: More than 200,000 people listen as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

1968: Police and anti-war demonstrators clash in the streets of Chicago as the Democratic National Convention nominates Hubert H. Humphrey for president.

1995: A mortar shell tears through a crowded market in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing some three dozen people and triggering NATO airstrikes against the Bosnian Serbs.

1996: Democrats nominate President Bill Clinton for a second term at their national convention in Chicago.

2005: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin orders everyone in the city to evacuate after Hurricane Katrina grows to a monster storm.

2017: Floodwaters reach the rooflines of single-story homes as Hurricane Harvey pours rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day.


1993: Youngstown Board of Education member Socrates Kolitsos questions Superintendent Alfred Tutela about the hiring of administrators saying, “We’re more top-heavy now than we’ve ever been.”

General Motors intends to sell sports-car maker Group Lotus and Lotus Cars USA to Italy’s Bugatti International. GM bought Lotus in 1986 for $32 million.

A fact-finder recommends that Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department deputies get immediate pay increases of 13 percent – more than what the county was offering, but about half what the deputies’ union sought.

1978: Youngstown Bishop James Malone says he was surprised by the College of Cardinals’ selection of Albino Luciano of Venice, a cardinal virtually unknown in the United States and much of the world, as the new pontiff, Pope John Paul I.

Virginia Fitori of Boardman is crowned 1978 Columbus Day queen at Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s catechetical center.

Playing at the 132nd Canfield Fair: Neil Sedaka, The Lettermen and Bob Hope.

1968: Youngstown delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago had a bird’s eye view of the demonstration of Vietnam peace advocates across from the Conrad Hilton Hotel. The demonstration kept Chicago police busy all night.

Dr. James A. Reeder, a group leader for the British Columbia Research Council, is appointed an instructor in chemistry at Youngstown State University.

One workman, Peter Ceymour, died and another, Robert Lewis, was seriously injured when a section of the old Sirbu building at South Avenue and Front Street collapsed during demolition.

1943: Twenty-two service stars hang along a block- long section of Rose Street in Youngstown on which only 32 families are living. The men are serving in various branches of the service all over the world.

Tentative draft calls received from Columbus indicate that Mahoning County will have to send fathers to meet the October quota.

The Rev. R.J. Cowan, new pastor of the First Free Methodist Church, Youngstown, brings an unusual background to the pulpit, having been a metallurgist for 30 years.

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