CLEVELAND - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has declared April 18 to be "Superman Day."
The official proclamation will be made Thursday on the 75th anniversary of Superman's 1938 appearance on the cover of DC's "Action Comics" No. 1.
Glenville area residents Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created the comic book hero during the Great Depression.
To commemorate the event, these events are planned:
- Superman flag will be raised on the steps of Cleveland City Hall with Superman in attendance
- Lights on city hall and the Terminal Tower will be blue, red, and yellow
- Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will have cupcakes for travelers and a birthday card for the hero at its recently-installed Superman Exhibit
- City's website and social media sites will feature citizen tributes to Superman
The proclamation will take place Thursday at 1 p.m. on the front steps of Cleveland City Hall.