Today is Monday, June 10, the 161st day of 2013. There are 204 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1692: The first official execution resulting from the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts takes place as Bridget Bishop was hanged.
1861: During the Civil War, Confederate troops rout Union soldiers in the Battle of Big Bethel in Virginia.
1907: Eleven men in five cars set out from the French embassy in Beijing on a race to Paris. (Prince Scipione Borghese of Italy is the first to arrive in the French capital two months later.)
1921: President Warren G. Harding signs into law the Budget and Accounting Act, which creates the Bureau of the Budget and the General Accounting Office.
1922: Singer-actress Judy Garland is born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn.
1988: U.S. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum says his insistence that large companies be required to give advance notice on plant closings is under fire from his challenger, Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich, who says it would jeopardize trade legislation vital to Ohio’s development.
The Mahoning County Health Department hires Matthew Stefanek of Kent as its full time health commissioner at a salary of $32,500.
Atty. Napoleon A. Bell, counsel to Ohio Gov. Richard F. Celeste, will speak at the A. Phillip Randolph Institute dinner honoring former Youngstown Law Director William Higgins.
1973: Two Troop 44 Boy Scouts in Poland receive their Eagle Scout awards: Eric Shirey and Ron Butterfield.
John Lee DeMain, the young pianist and musical director from Youngs-town, is appointed conductor of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Edward C. Czopur, a 1966 graduate of Ursuline High School, graduates from the Ohio State University College of Law.
1963: Miss Katherine Smith, 89, a retired member of the Rayen faculty who taught Latin, dies of leukemia in North Side Hospital. She had been a patient since May 14.
Christiani-Wallace Circus will perform at the Jacobs Road circus grounds near Lincoln Knolls Plaza featuring 82 performers, 10 elephants and the only trained hippopotamus in the country.
Five members of the North Lima High School cheerleading squad take second prize in competition at Smith Walbridge Midwest Cheerleading Camp in Syracuse, Ind.: Susan Crouse, Gayle Schafer, Janice Gray, Rosana Armentrout and Janice Armentrout.
1938: Phillip C. Nash, president of the University of Toledo, tells 58 Youngstown College graduates that their class stands on the threshold of unprecedented opportunity and prosperity.
Pedestrians who start across the street under a green light have the right of way until they reach the other side regardless of whether the light changes, rules the Ohio Supreme Court.
Betty Jaynes of East Cleveland, a state witness who was one of the last people to see Roy “Happy” Marino alive and was to testify in the murder trial of Herbert Ross, has disappeared.