Today is Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2013. There are 316 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day.
On this date in:
1885: Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is published in the U.S. for the first time.
1943: Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the wife of the Chinese leader, addresses the Senate and then the House, becoming the first Chinese national to address both houses of the U.S. Congress.
1988: Anthony M. Kennedy is sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1988: General Motors Corp.’s Buick-Oldsmobile Cadillac Group at the Lordstown complex announces the layoff of 53 salaried employees in response to lower output of cars and fabricating output. The plant will have about 1,000 salaried workers and 10,000 hourly.
1973: Donald W. Hurrelbrink of Warren, director of the nationally known Warren Junior Military Band for 43 years and retired director of the Austintown Fitch High School Band, is honored by the Freedoms Foundation with its George Washington Award for patriotism.
Engineman 1st Class Larry Shipula of Jamestown, Pa., is named “1972 Sailor of the Year” at the Youngstown Naval Reserve Center.
1963: Chuckie Cavallaro, the 12 year old boy who survived the auto bomb that killed his father, Charles Sr., and brother, Tommy, 11, on Nov. 23, is released from St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was taken with severe hip injuries. He spent 86 days in treatment and rehabilitation and is able to walk with crutches.
Dr. Edward C. Mylott, 73, specialist in ear nose and throat and for many years the Youngstown parochial school physician, dies at his home at 237 Lincoln Ave. He had been living alone since his wife entered St. Elizabeth Hospital in December.
1938: Atty. Ralph R. Miller, re-elected president of the Mahoning County Republican Club, predicts a shift back to Republican candidates in the county’s 1938 elections.
Forty-eight driver-salesmen of the Hathaway Bakeries Inc. on Hubbard Road end a one-day strike over the dismissal of one of their own, Paul Martin. The issue will be submitted to arbitration.