Today is Monday, June 24, the 175th day of 2013. There are 190 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1509: Henry VIII is crowned king of England; his wife, Catherine of Aragon, is crowned queen consort.
1813: American clergyman and social reformer Henry Ward Beecher is born in Litchfield, Conn.
1908: The 22nd and 24th presidents of the United States, Grover Cleveland, dies in Princeton, N.J., at 71.
1948: Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the western allies to organize the Berlin Airlift.
1968: “Resurrection City,” a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People’s March on Washington D.C., is closed down by authorities.
1983: The space shuttle Challenger — carrying America’s first woman in space, Sally K. Ride of Akron— coasts to a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
2012: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi is declared the winner of Egypt’s first free presidential election.
1988: Youngstown city officials say they are not surprised that the Urban Development Action Grant program is being phased out and contend that it is another example of the Reagan Administration’s insensitivity to the needs of Rust Belt cities.
An estimated 340,000 people are expected at the weekend River Regatta in East Liverpool, which will include stern wheelers and an “Anything that Floats” race.
The Youngstown Pride squanders a 19-point lead in a 96-93 loss to Chicago before 1,500 fans at Beeghly Center. Coach Mike Rice says he was partly to blame for allowing his team to try to milk the clock.
1973: Arveta Weber, retiring principal of Coitsville School, is honored by former pupils as he ends a 43-year career as an educator.
Siding removed from a tumbledown house that had become an eyesore at S. Raccoon and Burgett roads reveals a two-story log cabin. The property was originally owned by Calvin Austin, then to John Packard and Henry Lorins before being deeded to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
The Youngstown Symphonic Band will present a program of American marches and popular band music at the Village Green in Canfield.
1963: Lewis F. McKay and his wife, Ruth, both 38, are injured when the right front tire on their auto blew out, and it crashed into two poles at Mahoning Avenue and Edwards Street.
The full staff of the Youngstown district’s state Bureau of Unemployment Compensation reports to work with only a 50-50 chance of getting paid because a federal appropriation failed to come through.
Visiting Judge Thomas J. Lambros of Ashtabula rules that the Trumbull County Board of Elections should get $190,000 to operate for the year. The board had sought $217,000; county commissioners had appropriated $170,000,
1938: Republic Steel Co. will restart four sheet units at its Niles plant, which has been shut down for more than a year. Regional steel output is still at only 28 percent of capacity with 26 of 83 open hearths active.
Youngstown Cadet Patrolman Dan Maggianetti, 36, who was recently honored as the best shot among rookies on the force, is wounded in the right thigh when he falls and his gun discharges during a raid on a dice game at 2905 Shady Run Road.