Today is Monday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2006. There are 202 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Monday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2006. There are 202 days left in the year. On this date in 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated in Cooperstown, N.Y.
In 1665, England installs a municipal government in New York, formerly the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. In 1776, Virginia's colonial legislature becomes the first to adopt a Bill of Rights. In 1838, the Iowa Territory is organized. In 1898, Philippine nationalists declare independence from Spain. In 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Miss.; he was 37. (In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of murdering Evers and sentenced to life in prison; he dies in 2001.) In 1967, the Supreme Court strikes down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages. In 1971, Tricia Nixon and Edward F. Cox are married in the White House Rose Garden. In 1978, David Berkowitz is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for each of the six "Son of Sam" .44-caliber killings that had terrified New Yorkers. In 1981, major league baseball players begin a 49-day strike over the issue of free-agent compensation. (The season does not resume until Aug. 10). In 1987, President Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenges Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."
June 12, 1981: Two men are charged with bank robbery after being arrested behind the old Fosterville Post Office by Boardman police following a wild chase from the scene of a robbery of Society Bank's Newport branch. Police believe they recovered all of the money, but two of the four robbers remain at large.
Edward Jennings, the president of the University of Wyoming, is named the new president of Ohio State University, succeeding Harold Enarson.
News from the Associated Press printed in The Vindicator is now reaching the Youngstown area via a new transmission path, the Weststar II satellite. The Vindicator is one of the earliest users of this space-age technology, Keith Fuller, AP president, says.
June 12, 1966: More than 300 youngsters compete in the second annual National Baton Twirling Association contest at Liberty High School. The contest was sponsored by the Liberty Optimist Club and Dianne Steel was the director.
Robert J. McCloskey, U.S. deputy assistant Secretary of State, says "government needs a wider appreciation of the legitimate needs of the press," in an address to the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Association, meeting at the Town & amp; Country Motel on U.S. Rt. 422 in Warren.
Dr. Dominic A. Bitonte is the new president of the 300 member Corydon Palmer Dental Society.
John and Kathleen Wylie retire as teachers in Youngstown city schools. The husband and wife have 55 years of teaching experience between them.
June 12, 1956: Mahoning County Prosecutor William A. Ambrose rules that the Mahoning County Courthouse may only close for 10 designated holidays a year. Ambrose says county commissioners have closed the courthouse illegally from time to time, including on primary election days.
The U.S. Air Force has asked the House Appropriations Committee for $2 million to improve the Youngstown Municipal Airport. Improvements will include adding 1,500 feet to the 7,500-foot northeast-southeast runway, which would allow supersonic fighters to take off and land.
Richard H. Gorsuch,16, of Westerville defeats Youngstown's Bill Spencer in the race for governor of the 19th annual Ohio Boys State at Camp Perry.
June 12, 1931: L.U. Hulin is retiring as a teacher at the McCartney School in Campbell, ending a teaching career of 50 years. He got his first teaching certificate in 1881 at the age of 17 and taught for the next 17 years in Green Township's one-room schoolhouse.
Two bandits stage a daring daylight holdup in the Keith Palace building on Central Square, escaping with more than $300 from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.'s office.
An innkeeper vending ginger ale to persons he has reason to believe are in possession of intoxicating liquor is guilty of aiding and abetting violation of the state prohibition law, an Akron judge rules.

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