Today is Friday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2019. There are 123 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1862: Confederate forces win victories against the Union at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Va., and the Battle of Richmond in Kentucky.
1945: U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrives in Japan to set up Allied occupation headquarters.
1963: The “Hot Line” communications link between Washington and Moscow goes into operation.
1967: The Senate confirms the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1983:Guion S. Bluford Jr. becomes the first black American astronaut to travel in space as he blasts off aboard the Challenger.
1986: Soviet authorities arrest Nicholas Daniloff, a correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, as a spy a week after American officials arrested Gennadiy Zakharov, a Soviet employee of the United Nations, on espionage charges in New York. (Both men were later released.)
1997: Americans receive word of the car crash in Paris that claimed the lives of Princess Diana, her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul.
2005: A day after Hurricane Katrina hit, floods cover 80 percent of New Orleans, looting continues to spread and rescuers in helicopters and boats pick up hundreds of stranded people.
1994: U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant says 54,000 people in working families in his congressional district are without health care coverage.
Ohio State University receiver Joey Galloway runs for two touchdowns as the Buckeyes romp to a 34-10 win over the Fresno State Bulldogs.
YSU President Leslie Cochran and Robert Beebe, chairman of the YSU Educational Administration Department, tells Youngstown Board of Education members that they should resolve their internal conflicts before starting a search for a superintendent to replace Alfred Tutela, who resigned.
1979: Featured on the cover of The Vindicator’s annual gridiron preview are area athletes who have gone on to big-college or professional careers: Mike Trgovac, Michigan University; Michael Cobb, Chicago Bears; Randy Gradishar, Denver Broncos; Cliff Stoudt, Pittsburgh Steelers; Randy Holloway, Minnesota Vikings; Ron Jaworski, Philadelphia Eagles; Sherman Smith, Seattle Seahawks; A.J. Jones, University of Texas; Gary Deniro, University of Alabama; Matt Cavanaugh, New England Patriots.
The 133rd Canfield Fair opens with a few clouds on Youth Day, but with hopes for a sunny five-day run.
Gov. James A. Rhodes will meet with Warren city and Bazetta Township officials to try to break the deadlock over providing water for a proposed Kmart distribution center.
1969: Marine Cpl. William A. Gorvet, 21, of East Philadelphia Avenue, Youngstown, is reported killed in Action near Da Nang.
Woodrow Zinser, superintendent of Youngstown schools, urges 415 summer graduates of Youngstown State University to “fight the eternal war against ignorance.”
John Santillo takes over as head football coach of the Struthers Wildcats, inheriting a 22-game unbeaten streak from coach Bob Commings, who has moved on to Massillon.
Seven Warren youths and two from Southington are released to their parents after police caught the boys heckling two elderly women who live alone in a Brookfield farmhouse. Deputies say the women have been harassed for years by youths who call them witches.
1944: The 98th annual Canfield Fair will be a five-day event, the longest in the history of the organization.
Superintendent of Schools Paul C. Bunn appeals for parents to see to it that their children return to school, especially the older children who have been working over the summer but have not finished high school.