Today is Tuesday, June 25, the 176th day of 2013. There are 189 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1876: Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana.
1910: President William Howard Taft signs the White-Slave Traffic Act, more popularly known as the Mann Act, which makes it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes.
1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act is enacted.
1950: War breaks out in Korea as the communist North invades the South.
1962: The U.S. Supreme Court rules 6-1 that recitation of a state-sponsored prayer in New York State public schools is unconstitutional.
2009: Death claims Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” in Los Angeles at age 50 and actress Farrah Fawcett in Santa Monica, Calif. at age 62.
1988: Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Peter Sfeir will celebrate a Pontifical Divine Liturgy at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in North Jackson during his first pastoral visit to the United States.
Despite concern over a 23 percent increase in spending for intercollegiate athletics, the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees passes a $75 million budget for the 1988-89 school year.
Mayor Patrick Ungaro will ask City Council to reject a fact-finder’s report calling for a 6 percent pay increase for City Hall workers that has already been accepted by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
1973: The Western Reserve Transit Authority approves a preliminary application for $195 million federal subsidy for 51 new buses and terminal facilities.
Michael Stefko, 57, of Manchester Avenue, dies from nine bullet wounds to the chest and abdomen after a family dispute erupts in to gunfire. Two of his sons are being questioned.
Paul Lynde stars in “My Daughter is Rated X” at the Kenley Players at Packard Music Hall in Warren.
1963: A single fingerprint found by Youngstown police at the site of a burglary has led to the arrest of a Turner Road man who has confessed to 48 burglaries in the city and 21 in the county ..
Former Youngstown Mayor Frank R. Franko spends a half hour before a federal grand jury in Cleveland that is investigating organized crime, first refusing to answer any questions on the ground that the First Amendment protected him against being forced to be an informant.
1938: A 15-year-old girl is choked and criminally assaulted by a man who she thought was a policeman who approached her after attending a motion picture at the Franklin Avenue Settlement.
The national eisteddfod gets off to a big start at Warren with hundreds of men and women arriving from out of the city to recite essays, poems, short stories, orations and play the piano and violin.