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Published: 6/9/14 @ 12:00


Today is Monday, June 9, the 160th day of 2014. There are 205 days left in the year.

Associated Press

On this date in:

A.D. 68: Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, ending a 13-year reign.

1870: Author Charles Dickens dies in Gad’s Hill Place, England.

1911: Carrie (sometimes spelled “Carry”) A. Nation, the hatchet-wielding temperance crusader, dies in Leavenworth, Kan., at age 64.

1934: The first Walt Disney animated cartoon featuring Donald Duck, “The Wise Little Hen,” is released.

1943: The federal government begins withholding income tax from paychecks.

1953: Ninety-four people die when a tornado strikes Worcester, Mass.

1954: During the U.S. Senate-Army Hearings, Army special counsel Joseph N. Welch berates Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., for verbally attacking a member of Welch’s law firm, Fred Fisher, asking McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

1969: The Senate confirms Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren.

1973: Secretariat wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

1978: Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints strike down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood.

1983: Britain’s Conservatives, led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, win a decisive election victory.

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1989: Brookfield Township Trustee Gene Kirila walks out of a township trustees meeting, saying his construction company may do subcontracting work on township roads despite complaints by Trustee Frank Simeon it would be illegal for Kirila to vote on a contract that would ultimately shift work to his company.

David Mariani, 27, of Niles is credited with saving the life of Donald R. Swistok, 48, of Jameston, Pa., who was engulfed in flames while working on his truck at the Universal Fuel Stop in Austintown. Although on fire, Swistok managed to save two poodles and a Labrador from his truck before Mariani arrived with a blanket and smothered the flames on Swistok.

Youngstown Police Chief Randall A. Wellington says a special unit of the police department, the “Curfew Squad,” will be patrolling the city during the summer from 11 p.m. looking for juveniles under 17 who are in violation of the city’s curfew.

1974: Volkswagen, one of the world’s largest auto manufacturers, is taking a long look at the northern Ohio car-making area, including the Youngstown district, for a major North American car assembly plant.

Charles Earnhart, 54, the husband of pharmacist Helen Earnhart at the Masury Pharmacy, 210 Mill St., is fatally shot by one of three robbers who entered the store and asked to use the phone in the attached living quarters.

Angelo J. Giannini, a 1965 graduate of East High School and 1970 graduate of Youngstown State University, receives his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh and will begin an internship at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

1964: A Sunday afternoon thunderstorm causes a 12-hour power outage for much of Liberty Township, including the Liberty Plaza, where businesses had to close and where the Shinner Meat market reported much of its inventory was lost to spoilage.

A small group of Poland Township residents attends a meeting of trustees to protest the designation of the four corners at state Route 224 and Clingan Road for commercial use.

Roy L. Hartzell, 79, of 599 Tod Ave., a leading Youngstown insurance man and past president of the Youngstown Rotary, dies in North Side Hospital.

1939: U.S. Rep. Michael Kirwan, D-Youngstown, is among members of Congress who greet King George and Queen Elizabeth on their arrival in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 600 members of St. Edward’s Church hold a surprise reception for Pastor William S. Nash, marking the 30th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Directors of the Trumbull County Fair vote to dispense with the usual admission fee of 25 cents for the 94th annual fair, which will be held in late August.

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