Today is Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2013. There are 201 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1842: Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes.

1886: King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowns in Lake Starnberg.

1927: Aviation hero Charles Lindbergh is honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

1935: James Braddock claims the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer in a 15-round fight in Long Island City, N.Y.

1942: The first of two four-man Nazi sabotage teams arrives in the United States during World War II. (The eight are arrested after one of them goes to U.S. authorities; six of the saboteurs are executed.)

1944: Germany begins launching flying-bomb attacks against Britain during World War II.

1957: The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620, arrives at Plymouth, Mass., after a nearly two-month journey from England.

1966: The Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain silent.

1971: The New York Times begins publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America’s involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 that had been leaked to the paper by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg.

1983: The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, becomes the first spacecraft to leave the solar system as it crosses the orbit of Neptune.


1988: Youngstown area schools are scurrying to meet a federal deadline for filing asbestos abatement management plans for their buildings.

Jerry McGee, director of golf at Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex, tells Vindicator Golf Writer Pete Mollica about how he honed his game on a nine-hole course in New Lexington, Ohio, that was managed by his stepfather.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. says the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $1 million for an updated study of the proposed lake-to-river canal.

1973: A dynamite bomb explodes in a 1964 Cadillac owned by Oddell Oakley that was parked at 866 Rose St., destroying the car and shattering 11 windows in the neighborhood.

Dr. Suzanne Weiss of Boardman receives her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati.

1963: Danny Luce of Hubbard, winner of the Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee, finishes seventh in the National Bee at Washington, D.C., and Garry Barringer of East Liverpool finishes third. Glen Van Slyke, III, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., wins.

A miniature terrier collapses and dies after awakening the family of Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Herman and their four daughters after fire breaks out in their split-level home on Francisca Avenue.

Thomas J. Wajda of Youngstown is appointed a career foreign service officer by President Kennedy and is expected to be stationed in Iran in October. He is a graduate of Johnston High School and Youngstown University.

1938: Mahoning County Judge Henry P. Beckenbach issues a temporary injunction preventing Sheriff Ralph E. Elser from interfering with the operation of pari-mutuel windows at the Craig Beach dog track.

Edwin D. Haseltine, councilman for Youngstown’s 1st Ward, will celebrate his 80th birthday at city hall, where he proudly wears the title of council’s conservative.

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