Years Ago

Today is Friday, June 13, the 164th day of 2014. There are 201 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1886: King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowns in Lake Starnberg.

1927: Aviation hero Charles Lindbergh is honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

1935: James Braddock claims the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer in a 15-round fight in Long Island City, N.Y.

1942: The first of two four-man Nazi sabotage teams arrive in the United States during World War II. (The eight were arrested after one of them went to U.S. authorities; six of the saboteurs were executed.)

1944: Germany begins launching flying-bomb attacks against Britain during World War II.

1957: The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620, arrives at Plymouth, Mass., after a nearly two-month journey from England.

1966: The Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects have to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain silent.

1971: The New York Times begins publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America’s involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 that had been leaked to the paper by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg.


1989: If Browning-Ferris Industries loses its bid to keep the Carbon Limestone Sanitary Landfill open, Mahoning County will have to ship its solid waste to Indiana, which would add considerably to the typical charge of $7.66 per month for BFI residential customers.

Youngstown has 45 days to promote 17 patrolmen to detective-sergeant under a court-ordered agreement to end a stalemate over minority promotions in the Youngstown Police Department. Eleven will be whites and six minorities.

1974: Fewer than half of the 103 members of the Citizens Review Committee meet at Choffin Career Center as they begin to organize. The committee was established by the Youngstown Board of Education after the NAACP charged that the city’s public schools are racially imbalanced.

G.F. Business Equipment Inc. signs a three-year lease for the former Top Value Enterprises building in Hubbard to free manufacturing space at its Youngstown plant.

1964: Problems created by coal strip mine runoff into water supplies will be reduced somewhat by an agreement between the Ohio Division of Reclamation and the Water Control Board during a meeting in Youngstown City Hall.

U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan says the Small Business Administration will open a Youngstown branch office for the first time. It will be located in the Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce offices in the Union Bank Building.

St. Michael’s American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church dedicates its new $90,000 social hall at Steel and Third streets.

1939: Mayor Lionel Evans directs city officials to fly the Stars and Stripes on all municipal buildings and vehicles to mark Flag Day.

The sale of wild rabbits and hares is illegal in Ohio under a new state law.

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