Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1630: English colonists in the Massachusetts Bay Colony first sample popcorn brought to them by a Native American named Quadequina for their Thanksgiving celebration.

1732: The first president of the United States, George Washington, is born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.

1862: Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, is inaugurated for a six-year term after his election in November 1861.

1924: President Calvin Coolidge delivers the first radio broadcast from the White House as he addresses the country over 42 stations.

1959: The inaugural Daytona 500 race is run; although Johnny Beauchamp is initially declared the winner, the victory was later awarded to Lee Petty.

1974: Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan).

1980: The “Miracle on Ice” takes place in Lake Placid, N.Y., as the United States Olympic hockey team upsets the Soviets, 4-3.

1997: Scientists in Scotland announce they have succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named “Dolly.”

2017: The Trump administration lifts federal guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use public-school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.


1993: Boardman and eight other police agencies respond after a fight breaks out at a teenage dance at the Boathouse on U.S. Route 224. Two adults and 10 juveniles are arrested.

Four local stage veterans, Bobbi Hahn, Patti L’Italien, Julie Wack and Kandace Cleland, organize the Stage Left Players, a new theater group in Salem.

The Pennsylvania Republican State Committee votes 113-64 to support the ban of homosexuals in the military.

1978: Five members of Struthers City Council ask the school board to censure Robert Burch, a high-school government teacher, who they say makes disparaging comments about council members when he brings students to council meetings.

Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Martin P. Joyce calls on police to crack down on traffickers of stolen goods, saying “fences” are encouraging juveniles to steal more.

A 37 percent increase in sales in 1977 leads GF Business Equipment Inc. to a net profit of $772,358 for 1977, compared with a $49,549 loss in 1976.

1968: Pickands Mather & Co., a management and shipping firm headquartered in Cleveland, buys Carbon Limestone Co. and says it will maintain Carbon’s name and management.

Dorothy Hunt, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hunt, has been named Mahoning County’s Easter Seals child.

Teamsters Local 377 settles with the city of Youngstown on a three-year contract that will provide a $74 per month wage increase for 24 months and 3 percent additional in its final year.

Dr. Anthony Julius Jr., director of the proposed air pollution program at Youngstown State University, offers to act as a free consultant for Youngstown’s air pollution problems.

1943: Julius Vesmas of Martins Ferry, brother of two Youngstowners, is believed to be among 102 men lost in the sinking of the submarine Argonaut in the South Pacific. He is the brother of Mrs. George Kascher and George Vesmas.

Berlin Dam has begun storing water at the rate of 200 million gallons a day to form a reservoir that will be nearly three times the size of Lake Milton.

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