Today is Thursday, July 25, the 206th day of 2013. There are 159 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1866: Ulysses S. Grant is named general of the Army of the United States, the first officer to hold the rank.

1898: The United States invades Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War.

1943: Benito Mussolini is dismissed as premier of Italy by King Victor Emmanuel III and is placed under arrest. However, Mussolini is later rescued by the Nazis and re-asserts his authority.

1952: Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.

1963: The United States, the Soviet Union and Britain initial a treaty in Moscow prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, in space or underwater.


1988: Mark Kittleson, an assistant professor of health at Youngstown State University, says a study of 52 family physicians in the Youngstown area shows that the average physician knows little more about AIDS than the average college professor. The physicians scored 84 on a test on which 65 YSU faculty members scored 82.

The Ohio Ethics Commission says Michael I. Monus, a YSU board member, is one of 60 people appointed to unpaid state boards that have a potential conflict of interest. Monus is president of Phar-Mor Inc. and a vice president of Tamarkin Co. and Superior Beverage group, which do business with Youngstown State University. A Monus spokesman says those companies do only a small amount of business with the university.

1973: Debbie Saccomen, 16, is selected Queen of the Hubbard Homecoming.

Ron Bowman, a 30-year-old former minor league baseball player and Newcomerstown school teacher, shoots a 74 at Candywood to win the 1973 Ohio Left-handed Golfer’s Championship.

1963: Mary Catherine Herubin, 16, is crowned Hubbard Homecoming Queen.

U.S. automakers, who have been setting production and sales records, report an all-time high with the 1963 models when vehicle number 7,130,001 rolled off the assembly line.

1938: Ernest N. Nemenyi, industrial editor of The Vindicator, and Mrs. Nemenyi, owner of the American Hungarian Journal, sail on the S.S. Eurpopa on a trip that will take them to their native Hungary.

Mrs. Harry Bonnell, the former Annie Arms, member of a prominent Youngstown family who lived in the city her entire life, dies of pneumonia at the age of 83. She lived in the Ohio Apartments at 1625 Ohio Ave.

Youngstown police arrest Robert Burgess, 42, who has been living as Zeke Johnston in Youngstown for several months, on charges in a double murder in Montour, Pa. He is accused of shooting his wife, Mable, and stepson, Archie Wright.

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