Today is Monday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2014. There are 163 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1773: Pope Clement XIV issues an order suppressing the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. (The Society was restored by Pope Pius VII in 1814.)
1861: During the Civil War, the first Battle of Bull Run is fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory.
1925: The so-called “Monkey Trial” ends in Dayton, Tenn., with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. (The conviction was later overturned on a technicality.)
1930: President Herbert Hoover signs an executive order establishing the Veterans Administration (later the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).
1944: American forces land on Guam during World War II, capturing it from the Japanese some three weeks later.
1959: The NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered merchant ship, is christened by first lady Mamie Eisenhower at Camden, N.J.
1961: Capt. Virgil “Gus” Grissom becomes the second American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth, flying aboard the Liberty Bell 7.
1972: The Irish Republican Army carries out 22 bombings in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing nine people and injuring 130 in what became known as “Bloody Friday.”
1973: Israeli agents in Lillehammer, Norway, kill Ahmed Bouchikhi, a Moroccan waiter, in a case of mistaken identity, apparently thinking he was an official with Black September, the group that attacked Israel’s delegation at the 1972 Munich Olympics and killed 11 athletes.
1989: In a program designed to lower Mahoning County’s Worker Compensation costs, county employees will be enrolled in three-day safe driving courses.
The state will issue no new license to make or sell fireworks for two years while the Ohio General Assembly works to correct flaws in the existing law.
Sidney Roberts, a history professor and chief negotiator for the YSU faculty union, says preparations are being made for a strike if talks fail to produce a new contract.
1974: The drive to clean up the Mahoning River may be a multimillion-dollar headache for steel executives and a potential job-killer for steelworkers, but it is likely to create new jobs for other firms, including Hess-von Bulow, a waste products engineering firm founded in Youngstown and now headquartered in Cleveland.
Fire of unknown origin guts the home of Michael Kish at 532 Warner Road in Liberty Township, destroying a collection of American antiques he had been collecting for more than a decade. The loss is estimated at $40,000.
Carlene Blunt, considered one of the top women riders in the country, guides TinkerToy from Country Club Stables of Delray Beach, Fla., to the amateur-owner jumper stake title at the 31st annual Youngstown Charity Horse Show at Canfield Fairgrounds.
1964: Seventeen teenage boys are arrested by Youngstown police who were responding to complaints of rowdiness and reckless driving in the Harding Elementary School parking lot.
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. reports earnings of $13.5 million, or $1.28 a share, on second-quarter sales of $192.5 million.
New proposals for Youngstown’s central business district development are revealed to Mayor Anthony B. Flask, which show a civic center in the area between Chestnut Street and Fifth Avenue.
1939: Warren Mayor Dan B. Gutelius and City Solicitor George Buchwalter file a petition in Common Pleas Court asking that the Prime Steak House on S. Park Ave., owned by Jimmy Munsene, be padlocked as a “threat to the moral welfare of the community.” Police have confiscated slot machines at the restaurant.
Seven Youngstown men are among 402 licensed by the state medical board: Drs. Walter F. Bartz, Wilfred I Carney, Howard A. Voskuil, Woodrow S. Hazel, Walter B. Webb, Nathan Belinky and Robert L. Piercy.
Youngstown bus driver Michael J. Lyden is re-elected president of the Ohio Federation of Labor at the 55th annual convention in Akron.