Today is Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2013. There are 191 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1812: Britain, unaware that America had declared war against it five days earlier, rescinds its policy on neutral shipping, a major issue of contention between the two countries.

1888: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass receives one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican convention in Chicago, making him the first black candidate to have his name placed in nomination for U.S. president.

1947: The Senate joins the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, designed to limit the power of organized labor.

1969: Warren E. Burger is sworn in as chief justice of the United States by the man he was succeeding, Earl Warren.

1972: President Richard Nixon signs into law Title IX, which bars discrimination on the basis of sex for “any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance,” including athletics.

2003: A divided Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allows colleges and universities to select students based in part on race, as long as race is not the determining factor.


1988: Youngstown issues a mandatory ban on unessential water use from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily because the city’s pumping equipment is being strained during the ongoing heat wave and drought.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet issues a 126-page opinion transferring LTV Steel Co.’s pensions back to the PBGC and saying that the PBGC acted capriciously when it returned to LTV control three seriously underfunded pension plans.

A 33-year-old Niles man is found guilty of receiving stolen property in connection with the recovery of Hummel figurines, antique clocks and other items stolen from a Weathersfield township home. Two 17 year-old boys face juvenile charges in the theft.

1973: Mahoning County commissioners ask department heads to curtail operation of motor vehicles because the county’s supply of gasoline for June is almost depleted.

Larry W. Myers, of Plain City, an Ohio State Highway Patrol pilot wounded by Pittsburgh Steeler Ernie Holmes during a shooting spree, files suit for $750,000 in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Dr. John Coffelt, YSU president-elect, tells the Downtown Kiwanis Club that YSU has made great strides in physical structure and academic performance in the last six years.

1963: Robert Weller of Boardman, Buckeye Boys State governor, gets a motorcade and police escort to Central Square where he and other Boys State participants from the area are greeted by a crowd of 200.

Two Youngstown area youths nominated by U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan have been accepted as West Point cadets, Paul J. Cmil of Struthers and Thomas A. James of Niles.

1938: Among the Youngstown area boys at the American Legion’s Boys Day at Columbus are John Carney and Robert Murray of Youngstown, Bob Izant of Warren, Robert Higgins of Sebring, Ed Vaia of Masury and Joe Jackson of Poland.

Joseph Matyas, 28, of 1625 Indianola Ave., father of three children, drowns at Lake Milton, where he was fishing and swimming with friends. Matyas was a widely known musician

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