Today is Tuesday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2019. There are 140 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1846: The American flag is raised in Los Angeles for the first time.

1860: Legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley is born in Darke County, Ohio.

1889: William Gray of Hartford, Conn., receives a patent for a coin-operated telephone.

1910: Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, dies in London at age 90.

1932: Adolf Hitler rejects the post of vice chancellor of Germany, saying he is prepared to hold out “for all or nothing.”

1960: The first two-way telephone conversation by satellite takes place with the help of Echo 1.

1961: East Germany seals off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years.

1967: The crime caper biopic “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, has its U.S. premiere; the movie, directed by Arthur Penn, is considered shocking as well as innovative for its graphic portrayal of violence.

1995: Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle dies at 63.

2003: Iraq begins pumping crude oil from its northern oil fields for the first time since the start of the war. Libya agrees to set up a $2.7 billion fund for families of the 270 people killed in the 1988 Pan Am bombing.

2017: The White House says President Donald Trump “very strongly” condemns individual hate groups such as “white supremacists, KKK and neo-Nazis.” The statement follows criticism of Trump for blaming the previous day’s deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on “many sides.”


1994: With its new high-tech production lines in place and substantially fewer workers than six weeks earlier, the Lordstown plant begins output of GM’s new Chevrolet Cavaliers and Pontiac Sunbirds.

Atty. Bernard J. Wilkes III is appointed by Gov. George Voinovich to serve the unexpired term of Judge William G. Houser, who unexpectedly died.

Area gas prices have been fluctuating wildly, as often as twice a week, from between $1.08 a gallon to $1.37.

1979: Many of the steelworkers laid off when the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. closed its Campbell Works in 1977 are hesitant to seek job retraining, a study done by Youngstown State and Ohio State universities reveals.

The engine of a jet-ski boat explodes at Berlin Reservoir, seriously injuring Kevin Green, 19, of Brooklyn, Ohio.

Charley Biddle, who plays on the Suburban Plumbing team in the City Fast Pitch softball league, is considered one of Ohio’s premiere softball pitchers – at the age of 56.

1969: Burglars fled with 12 shotguns and other merchandise in the burglary of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. store in Salem.

The FBI reports that the Youngstown-Warren area had the lowest violent-crime rate of any major Ohio metropolitan area except Lima during 1968.

The herd of buffalo imported by Grant Knavel to his farm near Salem from the Colorado Springs Zoo has increased to 10 animals with the arrival of a bull calf. He is believed to be the first buffalo born on Columbiana County soil.

1944: More than 5,000 attend the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp. employee picnic at Idora Park.

Continued hot weather brought such a demand for ice that all local supplies were exhausted and hundreds of people were turned away from ice stations.

The Roberts Building at 104-110 W. Wood St., listed on the 1943 tax duplicate as valued at $19,470, is purchased by Mrs. Andrew Marino from the Dollar Savings & Trust Co.