Today is Tuesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2018. There are 104 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1759: The French formally surrender Quebec to the British.

1793: President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.

1851: The first edition of The New York Times is published.

1961: United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia.

1970: Rock star Jimi Hendrix dies in London at age 27.

1975: Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

2001: A week after the Sept. 11 attack, President George W. Bush says he hopes to “rally the world” in the battle against terrorism and predicts that all “people who love freedom” would join.

2007: O.J. Simpson is charged with seven felonies, including kidnapping, in the alleged armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors in a Las Vegas casino-hotel room.

2017: Hurricane Maria intensifies into a dangerous Category 5 storm, surging into the eastern Caribbean on a path that will take it near many of the islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma.


1993: State Rep. Ronald V. Gerberry of Austintown, chairman of the House Education Committee, says Ohio already provides higher subsidies to private schools than any other state, and he will oppose Gov. George Voinovich’s call for an increase.

Mahoning Valley officials say they support the idea of expanding Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport into an international cargo hub and stress that a regional effort will be necessary.

The $2.6 million Northeastern Ohio Cooperative Regional Library Depository under construction at Rootstown will help five university libraries to save money and space by providing a centrally located storage place for seldom-used library materials.

1978: Speaking to the Youngstown Jewish Federation, Dr. Chaim Waxman, chairman of the Rutgers University department of sociology, says Jews in the United States do not actively participate in their religion, but Jewish leaders are openly working toward the survival of their religion.

1968: Marine Gen. William C. Chip, 49, a graduate of New Castle High School and the U.S. Naval Academy, suffers a fractured spine when his helicopter crashes while he was directing troops during an operation in South Vietnam.

The president of Eazor Express Inc. says the company will close its strike-bound Warren terminal, focal point of a walkout that has crippled the company’s operations.

Boardman Township trustees will hire United Excavating to complete dredging of debris-filled Boardman Lake at Paxton Road and Brookfield Avenue, the source of citizen complaints. Trustee Chairman Harold Perkins says the only permanent solution would be to drain the lake and fill it in.

1943: Response to an advertisement by the U.S. Employment Service for bean pickers was so great that the Youngstown police were called to maintain order at the Front Street offices.

South High gridders roar back with a determined ground attack in the last period to defeat Chaney 7-6 in a city series football tilt before 8,000 fans. Henry Beckenbach scores the touchdown and makes the extra point.

The polio outbreak in Youngstown is the worst since 1934 when 20 cases were reported. The seventh, Betty Smalley, was admitted to South Side Hospital.