Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, June 10, the 161st day of 2014. There are 204 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1692: The first official execution resulting from the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts takes place as Bridget Bishop is hanged.

1864: The Confederate Congress authorizes military service for men between the ages of 17 and 70.

1907: Eleven men in five cars set out from the French embassy in Beijing on a race to Paris. (Prince Scipione Borghese of Italy is the first to arrive in the French capital two months later.)

1921: President Warren G. Harding signs into law the Budget and Accounting Act, creating the Bureau of the Budget and General Accounting Office.

1934: English composer Frederick Delius, 72, dies in Grez-sur-Loing, France.

1940: Italy declares war on France and Britain; Canada declares war on Italy.

1942: During World War II, German forces massacre 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

1944: German forces massacre 642 residents of the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.

1964: The Senate votes to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill, shutting off a filibuster by Southern senators. (The Civil Rights Act of 1964 goes on to win congressional approval and is signed by President Lyndon Johnson.)

1967: The Middle East War ends as Israel and Syria agree to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.

1971: President Richard M. Nixon lifts a two-decades-old trade embargo on China.

1985: Socialite Claus von Bulow is acquitted by a jury in Providence, R.I., at his retrial on charges he’d tried to murder his heiress wife, Martha “Sunny” von Bulow.

2004: Singer-musician Ray Charles, known for such hits as “What’d I Say,” “Georgia on My Mind” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” dies in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 73.

2009: James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist, opens fire in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., killing security guard Stephen T. Johns. (Von Brunn dies at a North Carolina hospital in January 2010 while awaiting trial.)


1989: Confidential transcripts of meetings of the CASTLO board of trustees obtained by John Saulitis, Mahoning Valley director of Ohio Citizen Action, show that some board members were reluctant to release to the public information about a medical waste incinerator at the Struthers industrial park.

Following the Chinese government’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators at Tiananmen Square, Wean Industries Inc. has decided to pull its people out of China where they have been working on a mill near Shanghai.

Sister Barbara Pavlik, O.S.B., is installed as prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of the Byzantine Rite at Queen of Heaven Monastery at 8640 Squires Lane N.E.

1974: Lawrence County Coroner Howard Reynolds rules accidental in shotgun death of David A. Searfoss, 7, of New Castle, who died when a 12-gauge shotgun that he and a brother were playing with goes off.

Nicholas J. Carano of Hubbard, his sons, Nick, 7, and Michael, 5, and the boys’ grandmother, Margaret Carano, escape with minor injuries when Carano makes an emergency landing of his light plane in a farm field near Columbia, S.C. They were enroute to Disneyworld in Florida.

Three members of Boy Scout Troop 100 in Hubbard — Leon Wylie, David Carbon and Robert Nord — receive their Eagle Scout awards. .

1964: Nearly 100 members of the Lake Milton Improvement Association vote to file a taxpayer’s suit against the $8 per year dock fee levied by the Youngstown Park and Recreation Commission.

Liberty Township Clerk Joseph Cortese tells trustees that Liberty Township is broke and there is no financial relief in sight until the second half tax collections are distributed in October.

Campbell voters reject a $500,000 bond issue needed to supplement a $686,000 federal grant to build a new water treatment plant.

1939: The new Nazarene Tabernacle at 3310 Hudson Ave. is dedicated with the Rev. R.T. Williams of Kansas City, Mo., as the special speaker.

Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, former president of Antioch College and former chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, tells 64 graduates of Youngstown College that success only comes “to those who have what it takes.” President Howard Jones presents honor pins to William Beckman, Frank L. Stewart and Charles N. Zellers.

The Columbiana County Board of Elections reports that 153 Republicans and 98 Democrats file for municipal primaries that will be held Aug. 8.

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