Today is Tuesday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2018. There are 321 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1542: The fifth wife of England’s King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, is executed for adultery.

1633: Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for trial before the Inquisition, accused of defending Copernican theory that the Earth revolved around the sun instead of the other way around.

1741: Andrew Bradford of Pennsylvania publishes the first American magazine. The American Magazine, or A Monthly View of the Political State of the British Colonies. It lasted three issues.

1861: Abraham Lincoln is officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election.

1933: The Warsaw Convention, governing airlines’ liability for international carriage of persons, luggage and goods, goes into effect.

1935: A jury in New Jersey finds Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh.

1943: During World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve is officially established.

2016: Justice Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the U.S. Supreme Court, is found dead at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas; he was 79.

2017: President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigns.


1993: The Mahoning Valley’s first Wal-Mart store is likely to be built in Austintown on Mahoning Avenue across from Austintown Plaza.

Columbiana County Sheriff Richard J. Koffel says he won’t provide security for U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant’s meeting at the career center about the proposed federal prison unless county commissioners give him money to cover the costs.

Hubbard police credit quick action by Mathew Adams, 18, in saving two ice fishermen who fell into Coalburg Lake. Adams tied a rope around himself and was pulling Walter Vadino, 60, and Edward Scharrer, 64, to safety by the time help arrived.

1978: A rock the size of a bowling ball crashes through the windshield of a car from the Wick Avenue overpass of the Madison Avenue Expressway, killing 3-year-old Julian Morales of Campbell.

Jeff Covington pours in a Beeghly Center record 46 points in leading Youngstown State University to an 87-75 triumph over Mankato State College before a crowd of 4,800.

Steel imports to the Great Lakes region increased 70.2 in 1977 to 7.1 million tons. “It would appear that European exporters have staked out the Midwest,” says Jeff Wood, spokesman for the American Iron & Steel Institute.

1968: The Defense Department is considering reactivating the Ravenna Arsenal at a time when the war in Vietnam is increasing demands for armaments.

A steel-rig driver is hurled through the windshield after losing his brakes on Smith’s Ferry-Calcutta Road near East Liverpool and deliberately ramming a hillside. Fred Riddle, 29, is in City Hospital.

The Leetonia Board of Education will discuss purchase of new equipment for the home economics department of the high school.

1943: Mothers take over serving lunch to close to 200 pupils at St. Mathias School in Youngstown after the WPA withdraws all its employees from the cafeteria.

Walter E. Osiniak is installed as the new president of the Free Polish Krakusy Society.

Thousands of people on sidewalks and in houses stopped what they were doing as the new air raid siren on top of Fire Station No. 8 on Market Street was tested.

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