Today is Sunday, July 14, the 195th day of 2013. There are 170 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1789: During the French Revolution, citizens of Paris storm the Bastille prison and release the seven prisoners inside.
1881: Outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias “Billy the Kid,” is shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in present-day New Mexico.
1913: Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., the 38th president of the United States, is born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Neb.
1933: All German political parties, except the Nazi Party, are outlawed. Cartoon character Popeye the Sailor made his movie debut in the Fleischer Studios’ animated short, “Popeye the Sailor.”
1966: Eight student nurses are murdered by Richard Speck in a Chicago dormitory.
1976: Jimmy Carter wins the Democratic presidential nomination at the party’s convention in New York.
1980: The Republican National Convention opens in Detroit, where nominee-apparent Ronald Reagan says he’s determined to “make America great again.”
2003: President George W. Bush, facing questions about his credibility, says the United States had worked overtime to prove Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction before the United States invaded Iraq.
1988: The “smoking circle” outside Fitch High School’s northeast exit where students gathered to puff on cigarettes has vanished after the Austintown Board of Education bans student use of tobacco products
The Salem Historical Society opens “Freedom Hall” as part of Salem’s jubilee and as a tribute to the city’s role in the fight against slavery.
1973: FBI agents and Youngs-town vice squad officers swoop down on area numbers operators in a series of raids and may have put a Coitsville Township “bug” bank out of business. The squad serves 48 search warrants in the city.
The Mahoning County Veterinary Medical Association says a letter to Youngstown Mayor Jack C. Hunter allegedly withdrawing its support for anti-rabies programs in the city over the firing of a sanitarian, was forged.
More than 900 people attend the 75th anniversary banquet of Local 87 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union at the Maronite Center.
1963: “The General,” famed Civil War locomotive and its museum coach pull into Leetonia and Lisbon as part of the Civil War Centennial.
Several hundred Mahoning County residents gather to dedicate the new $2.1 million county nursing home during a ceremony in which Atty. Robert Murphey, president of the Mahoning County Welfare Advisory Board, says the home is a tribute to the American way of life where all creeds, colors and religions can unite for a common purpose.
Dr. F.W. McNamara, the first intern at St. Elizabeth Hospital, marks 50 years in practice and still has offices in the Dollar Savings & Trust Co. building, which he opened in 1915.
1938: A day after a Mahoning County judge outlaws betting at the Craig Beach dog track, the track is closed after Harry McCune of Warren obtains a judgment against the Milton Kennel Club seeking repayment of a $14,000 loan that came due July 1.
Four people are injured when an electric oven in the insulation department of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. in Sharon, Pa., explodes.
A federal report ranks the Youngstown district as ninth among 25 industrial bright spots in the United States, saying its citizens have a better long-run chance of making a good living.