Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2014. There are 165 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1553: King Henry VIII’s daughter Mary is proclaimed Queen of England after pretender Lady Jane Grey is deposed.
1848: A pioneer women’s rights convention convenes in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
1903: The first Tour de France is won by Maurice Garin.
1961: TWA becomes the first airline to begin showing regularly scheduled in-flight movies as it presents “By Love Possessed” to first-class passengers on a flight from New York to Los Angeles.
1980: The Moscow Summer Olympics begin, minus dozens of nations that are boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.
1984: U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York wins the Democratic nomination for vice president by acclamation at the party’s convention in San Francisco.
1989: One hundred eleven people are killed when United Air Lines Flight 232, a DC-10 which suffered the uncontained failure of its tail engine and the loss of hydraulic systems, crashes while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survived.
1994: A bomb rips apart a Panama commuter plane, killing 21, including 12 Jews.
1989: Youngstown City Council balks at transferring money into salary accounts for operation of the Youngstown Municipal Airport, which Finance Director Gary Kubic says could force the layoff of maintenance and security employees.
A fire destroys the Design Coating Systems plant at 1500 Milton SE in Warren, putting the jobs of 45 employees in jeopardy.
Gigi Cannone is elected president of the Ballet Western Reserve. New board members are Linda Abrams, Carol Lou Litty, Atty. John Litty, Atty. Michael Morley, Ed Smith and Carole Weimer.
1974: Vandalized basketball equipment at Crandall Park is being replaced on “immediate” orders issued by Youngstown Park and Recreation Commission to Park Supt. Edward Finamore.
Fire extensively damages the 36-room Dana Hotel in the 200 block on N. Park Avenue in Warren. Three firemen are treated at Trumbull Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation.
Youngstown native Joe Flynn, an actor best known for his portrayal of the gruff commander of a PT base on ABC-TV’s “McHale’s Navy,” is found dead in the swimming pool of his Hollywood home. He was 49.
1964: Dr. Sam Sheppard, freed from the Ohio Penitentiary while his conviction for killing his wife, Marilyn, in 1954 is appealed, weds Ariane Tebbenjohanns in Chicago with his attorney, F. Lee Bailey, as his best man.
Eleven-year-old children from nine countries arrive in Youngstown for an experiment in developing friendship among children of different countries at the Christ Mission Camp.
1939: The Rev. Allen A. Nellis, pastor of First Baptist Church in Girard, dies in South Side hospital. During construction of the Panama Canal, he served as an Army chaplain in the Canal Zone.
Youngstown Police Chief Carl Olson repeats his general order of April 25 to captains and officers in charge of his department to clean up gambling and vice in the city.