Today is Friday, March 29, the 88th day of 2019. There are 277 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1638: Swedish colonists settle in present-day Delaware.

1867: Britain’s Parliament passes, and Queen Victoria signs, the British North America Act creating the Dominion of Canada.

1943: World War II rationing of meat, fats and cheese begins.

1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted in New York of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union. (They were executed in June 1953.)

1962: Jack Paar hosts NBC’s “Tonight” show for the final time. (Johnny Carson debuted as host the following October.)

1973: The last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam, ending America’s direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.

1974: Eight Ohio National Guardsmen are indicted on federal charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University. (The charges were later dismissed.)

2005: Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. dies in Los Angeles at age 67.

2017: Britain files for divorce from the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May sends a six-page letter to EU Council.


1994: The city of Warren stops collecting parking fines after Atty. Rhonda Granitto successfully argues in the 11th District Court of Appeals that the ticket forms are invalid because they do not tell a person how or where the ticket could be challenged.

Pansy, a 4-year-old goat at the Moff family’s Rustic Acres Farm in Ellsworth Township, gives birth to quintuplets – four bucks and one doe.

Candy Shugart of 6318 Gault Road, Ellsworth, says the family’s water well was contaminated by thousands of gallons of brine that bubbled up from a defective gas well drilled by D&L Energy Inc. of Niles. Ben Lupo, company president, says the contamination was a freak accident.

1979: Interpace Corp. confirms the sale of the firm’s Shenango China plant in New Castle, Pa., to Anchor Hocking Corp. of Lancaster, Pa.

The plan to reopen the Voyager Motor Inn in downtown Youngstown hits a snag after a Cleveland attorney announces that he is no longer interested in developing land adjacent to the motel.

Mahoning County commissioners approve a general fund appropriation for 1979 of $10.6 million. In 1969, the general fund appropriation was $6 million.

1969: About 90 percent of the 52 employees in the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department join Teamsters Local 377 and John J. Angelo, union secretary-treasurer, to request a meeting with Sheriff Ray T. Davis and county commissioners to negotiate a contract.

Public and parochial schools throughout Mahoning County will close in observance of a national day of mourning for the death of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Common Pleas Judge Forrest Cavalier rules that the Youngstown Parks and Recreation Commission has the authority to set and collect dock fees at Lake Milton.

1944: A plan to make Mosquito Lake a fisherman’s paradise with the help of the federal Fish and Wildlife Service is announced by Rep. Michael Kirwan. Kirwan wants to make it unnecessary for local fishermen to go to Canada to fish.

The Youngstown Building Trades Council hosts the first circus of the year, a 30-act extravaganza at the Rayen-Wood Auditorium.

Mrs. Ralph Ingram and daughter, Verity, of Bethesda, Md., are arriving for a 10-day visit with Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Reibling, Winona Drive. They will be joined later by Mrs. Ingram’s son, Malcolm, stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Station.