Today in history

Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2013. There are 226 days left in the year.

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On this date in:

1536: Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, is beheaded after being convicted of adultery.

1913: California Gov. Hiram Johnson signs the Webb-Hartley Law prohibiting “aliens ineligible to citizenship” from owning farm land, a measure targeting Asian immigrants, particularly Japanese.

1921: Congress passes, and President Warren G. Harding signs, the Emergency Quota Act, which established national quotas for immigrants.

1935: T.E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia,” dies in Dorset, England, six days after a motorcycle crash.

1962: Actress Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday to You” to President John F. Kennedy during a Democratic fundraiser in New York.

1973: Secretariat wins the Preakness Stakes, the second of his Triple Crown victories.

1981: Five British soldiers are killed by an Irish Republican Army landmine in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

1994: Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis dies in New York at age 64.

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1988: A report by Dr. Terry Buss of the University of Akron shows that Mahoning County Prosecutor Gary Van Brocklin is not prosecuting as many felons as his predecessor, Vincent Gilmartin, but at the same time he is keeping a campaign promise to agree to fewer plea bargains. The report is expected to be an issue as Van Brocklin is challenged in the fall by Democrat James Philomena.

The city of Campbell joins neighboring Struthers in voicing its displeasure with a countywide vote that created Mill Creek Metropolitan Park District and is proposing legal action to set aside the vote.

The Belmont Avenue bridge near downtown is being dismantled, and the land will be graded to eliminate the need for a bridge.

1973: Applications are being accepted for the 300 jobs the Joseph Horne Co. is expected to fill when it opens its new store in the Southern Park Mall.

Youngstown district steel plants, which are under pressure to boost production to meet expanding demand for their products, could face an energy shortage in natural gas, electricity, coal and coke.

Students from Jackson Milton schools and Cub Scouts Pack 50 at St. Brendan’s scour the dry lake bed of Lake Milton, gathering enough rubbish and debris to fill three trucks.

Four new nationality groups — Chinese, Puerto Rican, Ghanian and Nigerian — join the second annual Youngstown Folk Festival at the International Institute.

1963: H.J. DeLaCroix, supervisor of industrial relations for Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., is chairman for the 24th annual conference of the Mahoning Valley Industrial Management Association, which will be at the Hotel Pick-Ohio.

State Sen. Gloria Schaffer of Connecticut encourages women to be more active in politics when she speaks to more than 400 women at the two-day spring convention of the Federated Democratic Women of Ohio at the Hotel Pick-Ohio.

Pope John XXIII renews his prayers for Christian unity during an audience in St. Peter Basilica attended by The Vindicator Spring Tour party and thousands of other Christians from many nations.

1938: Struthers City Council passes a resolution calling for city police to remove pinball machines from business places in the city.

Roy “Happy” Marino, Youngstown racketeer who was taken for a one-way gangland ride in September, was one of three men accused by Mike Russell, a Wheeling , W. Va. rackets king, of stealing $35,000 from Russell’s safe, according to testimony in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

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