Today is Tuesday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2019. There are 147 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1806: The Holy Roman Empire goes out of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicated.

1809: One of the leading literary figures of the Victorian era, poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, is born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England.

1890: Cy Young gains the first of his 511 major league victories as he pitches the Cleveland Spiders to a win over the Chicago Colts.

1911: Actress-comedian Lucille Ball ias born in Jamestown, N.Y.

1945: During World War II, the U.S. B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay drops an atomic bomb code-named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths.

1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act.

1978: Pope Paul VI dies at Castel Gandolfo at age 80.

1991: The World Wide Web debuts as a means of accessing webpages over the Internet.

2009: Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

2018:Twin Northern California wildfires grow to become the largest wildfire in state history.


1994: U.S. Rep. James A Traficant Jr., D-Poland, announces that the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. will make a final decision on the level of compensation benefits paid to retirees of Warren-based Van Huffel Tube Corp., which filed bankruptcy in 1985.

The Ohio Newspaper Association tells the Ohio House that it is time to get serious about open- records legislation and to stop talking about making certain public employee data secret.

Dr. Gerald Applegate of Pittsburgh files a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania alleging that anti-abortion protesters who interfere at the Mahoning Women’s Center on Market Street in Youngstown constitute racketeering.

1979: The Soviet trade agency in New York says ICX Corp. does not have a license to build a version of the Soviet Yak-40 jet in the U.S.

Theodore N. Bloomberg, 58, of Detroit, former Youngstown plumbing executive who has owned since 1967 Moss-Bow Co., the largest dog- show presentation business in the world, dies of a heart attack in Butler, Pa., where he was staging a dog show.

An English cocker spaniel owned by two Cedar Falls, Iowa, doctors, wins best-in-show at the Mahoning Shenango Kennel Club’s 46th annual show at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

1969: A motorcycle collides with a dump truck owned by the city of Warren near Mosquito Reservoir, killing the cyclist, James Hector, 26. Two other motorcycle accidents claimed the lives of John T. Rogers of Warren and Michael Bonish Jr. of New Middletown.

A 34-year-old man was robbed and then shot when he fled from a group of bearded men digging a grave for him near a dump in Weathersfield Township. William Evans, who is in satisfactory with gunshot wounds, may have been mistaken for an undercover agent investigating civil disturbances in Youngstown.

The Ohio Senate sends to Gov. James A. Rhodes a bill that would allow Sunday sales of liquor on a local-option basis. Ohio’s big cities argue that they need Sunday sales to compete with other states for convention business.

1944: Virtually the entire staff of the Mahoning County Board of Elections is working to help servicemen get their ballots. Relatives of soldiers are filing 60 to 70 applications daily.

Rotogravure pictures hobbies of local residents, among them: Judge John W. Ford, who has one of the best stamp collections in the city; Sam Stites, gun collector, and Mrs Stites, book binding; Bill Frank, Army camp letterheads, and William Gutnecht Sr., plate and menu collections.

Homes in Youngstown and its suburbs are aging, and a post-war building boom in the millions of dollars is predicted.