Today is Sunday, June 16, the 167th day of 2013. There are 198 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day.


On this date in:

1567: Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland. (She escaped almost a year later but ended up imprisoned again.)

1858: Accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln says the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

1883: Baseball’s first “Ladies’ Day” takes place as the New York Gothams offers women free admission to a game against the Cleveland Spiders. (New York won, 5-2.)

1903: Ford Motor Co. is incorporated.

1911: IBM has its beginnings as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. It is incorporates in New York State.

1933: The National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signature. Also, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is founded as President Roosevelt signs the Banking Act of 1933.

1943: Comedian Charles Chaplin, 54, marries his fourth wife, 18-year-old Oona O’Neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill, in Carpinteria, Calif.

1959: Actor George Reeves, TV’s “Superman,” is found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in the bedroom of his Beverly Hills, Calif., home; he was 45.

1962: The New Yorker publishes the first of a three-part serialization of “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson.

1963: The world’s first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova, 26, is launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard Vostok 6; she spends 71 hours in flight, circling the Earth 48 times before returning safely.

1973: Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev begins an official visit to the United States.

1978: President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos exchange the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties.

1987: A jury in New York acquits Bernhard Goetz of attempted murder in the subway shooting of four youths he said were going to rob him; however, Goetz is convicted of illegal weapons possession. (In 1996, a civil jury ordered Goetz to pay $43 million one person he’d shot.)

2008: Former Vice President Al Gore announces his endorsement of Barack Obama for president.

2012: Egyptians begin going to the polls for a two-day runoff to choose their first freely elected president; Islamist candidate Mohammed Morsi emerges the winner.


1988: Austintown police, members of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 120, reject an offer of a 6 percent pay raise because the raise would not have been retroactive to the Jan. 1 expiration of the contract.

State health officials caution against eating fish that are being caught in the Mahoning River along a stretch that was once considered hopelessly poisoned.

The Youngstown Park and Recreation Commission says it has been able to hire the necessary lifeguards to open the city’s five public swimming pools on schedule, June 28.

1973: A 1 percent tax on all income of Catholic parishes to raise money for elementary schools in financial need is approved by the Youngstown Diocese Board of Education.

Two bandits knock proprietor Steve Petretic to the floor and kick him repeatedly before robbing him and three customers at the Sunnyside Tavern, 1442 Oak St.

Joseph G. Butler, III, director of the Butler Institute of American Art, tells Youngstown State University graduates that cultural institutions have kept the nation’s heritage alive, but cannot continue to do so without the support of an involved public.

1963: Greenville, Pa., preparing to celebrate its 125th anniversary, acquires a steam locomotive formerly used on the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, which will remain in the community after the celebration and may be moved to Central Park.

Six Youngstown district high school students leave for a two-month goodwill tour of Europe. They are Nadyne Shutrump, George Shutrump Jr., Karen Joseph, Jane Otterman, Beverly Davis and Nancy K. Lieder.

Youngstown University’s recently established computer center is working with the Youngstown planning department to compile data for land use and zoning plans.

1938: After making 45 arrests over three weeks in a crackdown on numbers gambling, Youngstown police relax for a few days, and bug traffic quickly returns to normal levels.

Several hundred Masons from Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania descend on Youngstown to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Western Star lodge at the Masonic Temple.

The Ohio Senate passes bills releasing $12 million for poor relief in 1938.

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