Today is Monday, July 15, the 196th day of 2013. There are 169 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1916: Boeing Co., originally known as Pacific Aero Products Co., is founded in Seattle.

1932: President Herbert Hoover announces he is slashing his own salary by 20 percent, from $75,000 to $60,000 a year; he also cuts Cabinet members’ salaries by 15 percent, from $15,000 to $12,750 a year.

1964: Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona is nominated for president by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.

1976: A 36-hour kidnap ordeal begins for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, Calif., by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed.)

1992: Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton is nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention in New York.

2010: After 85 days, BP stops the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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1988: Architect Frank Pliszka estimates that it could cost between $4 and $5 million to restore the roof and mechanical systems of Trumbull County’s courthouse, built in 1895.

Two West Middlesex, Pa., toddlers, Daniel Wills, 3, and his sister, Jacqueline, 2, die in a fire at their Seig Hill home.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture declares all 88 counties in Ohio as disaster areas due to the drought, making federal emergency loans available to farmers.

1973: Donald W. McGowan, vice president and secretary of the Dollar Savings & Trust Co., is named 1973 campaign chairman of the Buckeye Elks Youth Development Center.

WNEO-TV, Channel 43, a consortium of YSU, KSU and the University of Akron, is the newest affiliate of the Ohio Educational Television Network and will be formally dedicated with ceremonies July 23.

1963: The Youngstown Maennerchor is honored for 100 years of service during German-American day at Idora Park.

U.S. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy speaks at a noon luncheon of Slovak Catholic Sokols at Hotel Pick-Ohio, praising the contributions of Slovak-Americans to the United States. In an interview, Kennedy vows to continue the Justice Department’s crackdown on organized crime in the Mahoning Valley.

1938:The Youngstown district’s steel output will jump eight points, to 36 percent of capacity, the highest operating rate since before Christmas. Meanwhile, General Fireproofing Co. is recalling about 100 workers and Truscon Steel Co. is adding men to its payroll.

Three gunmen herd 20 customers and employees into the cellarway of the Palace Grill and escape with $3,500. A customer, Ralph Marsh, who argued with one of the bandits, was hit over the head with a gun.

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