YEARS AGO FOR JUNE 12


Today is Monday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2017. There are 202 days left in the year.

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1920: The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominates Warren G. Harding of Ohio for president on the 10th ballot.

1924: President Calvin Coolidge is nominated for a full term of office at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Coolidge had become president in 1923 upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding.)

1942: Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, receives a diary for her 13th birthday, less than a month before she and her family go into hiding from the Nazis.

1967: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Loving vs. Virginia, unanimously strikes down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.

1987: President Ronald Reagan in Berlin exhorts Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

2016: An American-born Muslim opens fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Fla., leaving 49 people dead and 53 wounded before being shot dead by police.

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1992: Trumbull County department heads are responding to deep budget cuts, with at least one, the Common Pleas Court’s general division, contemplating a four-day workweek.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. votes against four proposals to require a balanced budget saying a constitutional amendment couldn’t go into effect until 1999 and that it is the responsibility of current members of Congress to demonstrate the discipline necessary to balance the budget.

The Youngstown Park and Recreation Commission must decide if one of the city’s three swimming pools will be closed this summer because only eight certified lifeguards have been hired to man the pools.

1977: Trumbull County officials expect first-half construction figures to show a 30 to 40 percent increase over 1976. County officials and builders have been meeting on a regular basis for months, working to minimize hassles that have traditionally impeded construction in the county.

Residents of the Fowler-Vienna school district have gathered hundreds of signatures and are planning a courthouse demonstration when a hearing takes place on a suit to block prayer in local public schools. The suit was filed by a woman who said her daughter’s first-grade teacher led the class in prayer three times a day.

1967: Joseph Bator, the owner of the Highland Caf in Warren, fires five shots a two fleeing robbers who took $850 from the bar and four patrons.

Rufus Johnston Wysor, one-time Youngstown steel executive and president of Republic Steel Corp., dies at his home on Sea Island, Ga.

Steve Hierro, vice president of Boardman Local 1176 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, and members and their wives plan to attend a meeting of township trustees to push their bid for a 56-hour work week.

Ruth Cosgrove of the Business and Professional Women’s Club is re-elected president of the Salem Federation of Women’s Clubs.

1942: Three state selective-service officials come to Youngstown to explain how women and older men will be used to fill industrial jobs being vacated by men drafted into military service.

Municipal Judge Robert Nevin turns a list of convicted speeders over to their district tire rationing boards, which will deny them tires and retreads.

Mahoning County’s drive against unlicensed dogs results in the issuance of a record number of tags and indicates receipts may hit $28,000, says county Auditor George Jones.

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