Today is Tuesday, June 18, the 169th day of 2013. There are 196 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1778: American forces enter Philadelphia as the British withdraw during the Revolutionary War.

1812: The War of 1812 begins as the U.S. Congress approves, and President James Madison signs, a declaration of war against Britain.

1815: Napoleon Bona-parte meets his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeat the French in Belgium.

1873: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony is found guilty by a judge in Canandaigua, N.Y., of breaking the law by casting a vote in the 1872 presidential election.

1908: William Howard Taft is nominated for president by the Republican National Convention in Chicago.


1988: Salem Mayor Alvahnm Mondell says male strippers at the Hunt Club Foxes Den went too far in their last performance and he warns that if dancers don’t keep their shorts on and avoid direct contact with the audience the next time they perform, police will step in.

William G. Lyden Jr. receives the 1988 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Youngstown State University Alumni Association.

Youngstown officials are considering delaying a $2 million renovation of Federal Street from the fall until spring of 1989 so that all of the work can be completed in one construction season.

1973: Starring in “Guys and Dolls” at the Kenley Players at the Packard Music Hall in Warren, David Birney and Meredith Baxter.

Dean J. Ortner of Wakeman, a noted stunt flyer who took part in a recent air show at Youngstown Executive Airport, is killed in a crash of his converted P-51 airplane at Shelby Community Airport.

The Youngstown area will receive almost $90,000 in federal Safe Streets Crime-Fighting Funds distributed by the state.

1963: The Youngstown Board of Education approves an eight-room addition for Monroe School that will cost $176,545.

A black-powder bomb explodes outside Coutris Restaurant at Market Street and E. Myrtle Avenue scorching the brick but causing little damage.

1938: Agents reputed to represent Youngstown’s three major lottery houses are arrested as Police Chief Carl L. Olson seeks to make the case that Youngstown police have not relaxed their crackdown on the bug.

Three gunmen attempt to hold up the Engle News Agency, a bookie shop at 135 W. Federal St., but flee empty handed just before police arrive to close the place down.

Federal Judge Albert B. Maris in Philadelphia rules as unconstitutional a regulation of the Minersville, Pa., public school board that pupils must salute the American flag despite religious beliefs.

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