Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2019. There are 152 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1714: Britain’s Queen Anne dies at age 49; she is succeeded by George I.

1876: Colorado is admitted as the 38th state.

1907: The U.S. Army Signal Corps establishes an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force.

1914: Germany declares war on Russia at the onset of World War I.

1936: The Olympics open in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.

1944: An uprising breaks out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt would last two months before collapsing.

1966: Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, goes on an armed rampage at the University of Texas in Austin that kills 14 people,

1981: The rock-music video channel MTV debuts.

2007: The eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapses into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people.

2013: Defying the United States, Russia grants Edward Snowden temporary asylum, allowing the National Security Agency leaker to slip out of the Moscow airport where he had been holed up for weeks.

2018: The remains of dozens of presumed casualties of the Korean War are returned to U.S. soil.


1994: Two Mahoning County officials, David Engler and Michael Morley, tell President Bill Clinton during a private dinner at a Cleveland doctor’s home that the president needs to help deliver federal jobs and grants to the Mahoning Valley if he expects Democrat Joel Hyatt to win the U.S. Senate race in Ohio.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is asked to determine by analyzing X-rays if a bullet that remains lodged in the rib of LPGA golfer Kim Williams is a 9 mm. She was struck by the bullet in the parking lot of the Great East Plaza while in town for a tournament at the Avalon Inn.

The WWF comes to Beeghly Center, featuring Bret “Hit Man” Hart vs. Owen Hart, Lex Luger vs. Crush, Diesel vs. Razor Ramon and Tatanka vs. IRS among 18 matches.

1979: Some 670 nonprofessional employees at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, members of Local 2804 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, are manning picket lines even though hospital officials contend a tentative agreement has been reached.

As many as 4,400 employees of the Packard Electric Division of General Motors could be laid off in light of a growing inventory of parts. Packard has about 12,000 workers at its Warren and Rootstown plants.

Lynn Swann, the All-Pro wide receiver and star for three NFL championships in his five years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, says he is retiring at the age of 27.

1969: The second Boardman police officer in three months is accused of sleeping in his cruiser while on duty.

Ohio Bell Telephone Co. is seeking a $1.60 per month increase for residential service, bringing the monthly charge to $6.80.

Columbiana registered is first win in the Youngstown Soap Box Derby at Warren’s Derby Downs when 12-year-old Brian Birmingham beats Dennis Tomory in a photo finish.

1944: Harlan B. Clark, a graduate of Brookfield High School, the University of Michigan and Harvard University School of Law and Diplomacy, is named consul in charge at Aden, Arabia. While serving in Bangkok, Thailand, he was interned for six months by the Japanese.

A special meeting of the medical committee of the Mahoning County infantile paralysis chapter is called to discuss plans for combating the disease during the summer and fall.

Cpl. Ernest Norton and Mrs. Norton, a WAC recruiter from Louisville, Ky., are guests of Cpl. Norton’s mother, Mrs. Ernest Nemenyi of Fifth Avenue.