Today is Friday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2013. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer arrives at 1:04 a.m. Eastern time.
On this date in:
1913: Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick becomes the first woman to parachute from an airplane as she jumped over Los Angeles.
1942: German forces led by Generaloberst Erwin Rommel capture the Libyan city of Tobruk during World War II.
1943: Army nurse Lt. Edith Greenwood becomes the first woman to receive the Soldier’s Medal for showing heroism during a fire at a military hospital in Yuma, Ariz.
1963: Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is chosen during a conclave of his fellow cardinals to succeed the late Pope John XXIII; the new pope took the name Paul VI.
1964: Civil-rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney are murdered in Philadelphia, Miss.; their bodies are found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later.
1989: A sharply divided Supreme Court rules that burning the American flag as a form of political protest is protected by the First Amendment.
2005: Forty-one years to the day after three civil rights workers were beaten and shot to death, Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman, is found guilty of manslaughter in a Mississippi court.
1988: A California company, BMAC Corp. of Los Angeles, makes a surprise bid during a New York Bankruptcy Court hearing to purchase LTV Corp.’s Warren Works for $157 million.
Petro Stopping Centers, frustrated at Trumbull County’s unwillingness to grant permits for construction of a sewer from Youngstown to the Weathersfield Township construction site, says it will give Trumbull County first crack at providing sewer service for its $6 million truck stop.
1973: The Downtown Board of Trade is studying the feasibility of continuing free bussing downtown on Saturdays.
Five armed robberies are reported in the area, including one at the Clark station at 5521 Market Street in Boardman, where the attendant, Tim Tinkler, 19, was struck on the head and knocked unconscious.
Struthers City Council fails to act on a $5 license plate fee despite Auditor John Kovach’s suggestion that it do so to alleviate the city’s financial problems.
1963: Several thousand unemployed Youngstown District residents may face some delay in collecting their unemployment pay because the state hasn’t received federal funds.
About 22,000 Youngstown District steel workers are eligible for 13-week vacations every five years that are part of a new basic steel agreement between the USW and companies.
1938: Councilman Anthony T. Kryzan’s move to repeal Youngstown’s lottery ordinance on the grounds that police use it to target certain lottery interests fails when Councilmen Innozenzo Vagnozzi and Ed Haseltine vote against suspending council’s rules.
Applications for relief in Mahoning County nearly equal the recession record established in January, when 3,549 applied, says Relief Director Isadore Feuer.
Mrs. Josephine Gresch, 25, of 238 Adaline Ave., Campbell and her infant son are doing nicely in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital after giving birth on an neighbor’s law, where she went to seek aid. The police ambulance arrived shortly after the baby was born.