Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2019. There are 131 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1787: Inventor John Fitch demonstrates his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
1851: The schooner America outraces more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that would come to be known as the America’s Cup.
1910: Japan annexes Korea, which would remain under Japanese control until the end of World War II.
1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon are nominated for second terms by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
1972: President Richard Nixon is nominated for a second term of office by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach.
1989: Black Panthers co-founder Huey P. Newton is shot to death in Oakland, Calif.
1996: President Bill Clinton signs welfare legislation ending guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanding work from recipients.
2003: Alabama’s chief justice, Roy Moore, is suspended for his refusal to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of his courthouse.
2018: Ohio State suspends football coach Urban Meyer for three games; investigators found that Meyer had protected an assistant coach for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance.
1994: Mahoning County commissioners are putting a new sexual harassment and discrimination policy in place in the wake of complaints from employees in at least two county offices.
Austintown Trustees David Ditzler and Warren Pritchard will ask the Mahoning County Board of Elections to take a home-rule issue off the November ballot because they believe passage of a 2.4-mill police levy is more important.
U.S. Reps. James A. Traficant Jr. of Poland and Sherrod Brown of Lorain voted in favor of President Clinton’s $30.2 billion crime bill, which will go to the Senate, where it may face a filibuster.
1979: Terry Jean Moore, a 1977 graduate of South High School, is released from the Lowell Correctional Institution in Florida after she and her 41/2-month-old daughter gained national fame when she was permitted to keep her baby in her jail cell. She was released after serving 15-months of a 20-year sentence for robbery and arson. A prison guard, who was subsequently fired, was the father of her daughter.
Trumbull County sheriff’s deputies go on strike after their union and Sheriff Richard Jakmas are unable to reach a new contract.
Seven state legislators and top officials from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency meet at the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District to discuss how chemical waste at a dump in Deerfield could endanger the Valley’s main water supply.
1969: Mrs. Silas H. Clark, the former Frances Isabella of Youngstown, her husband and their six children die in Vista, Va., when a river swollen by rains from Hurricane Camille sweeps their house away.
Dennis J. Wellington, 14, son of Police Sgt. Randall Wellington, is cut severely when he falls through a plate glass window at the Lawson Dairy Store on Kenmore Avenue while being attacked by several youths.
Blind since birth, Chaney High graduate Alexander Chavich, will teach music in a Bronx, N.Y., junior high school, the first blind teacher certified in New York City.
1944: Youngstown Superintendent Paul C. Bunn announces nine changes among principals for the new school year.
Youngstown Federated Churches sends letters to Mahoning Sheriff Ralph Elser and Youngstown Mayor Ralph W. O’Neill for their recent efforts to combat vice.