Today is Tuesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2018. There are 181 days left in the year.


Today is Tuesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2018. There are 181 days left in the year.

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On this date in:

1863: The three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ends in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops fail to breach Union positions during an assault known as Pickett's Charge.

1775: Gen. George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.

1913: During a 50th anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, Pa., Civil War veterans re-enact Pickett's Charge.

1938: President Franklin D. Roosevelt marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg by dedicating the Eternal Light Peace Memorial.

1950: The first carrier strikes of the Korean War take place as the USS Valley Forge and the HMS Triumph send fighter planes against North Korean targets.

1971: Singer Jim Morrison of The Doors dies in Paris at age 27.

2008: The Pentagon announces it has extended the tour of 2,200 Marines in Afghanistan.

2017: A federal appeals court rules that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of an Obama administration rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks

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1993: An Austintown man, Randy Bailey, is arrested in Washington, D.C., during a protest during which ACT UP protesters attempted to carry the coffin containing the body of Bailey's brother, Tim, who died of complications from AIDS, to the White House. The demonstrators say President Clinton has failed to keep promises regarding the AIDS epidemic.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. says the U.S. Constitution "was shredded" by a judge who recommended that John Demjanjuk remain extradited to Israel even though the judge acknowledged there was a "substantial doubt" that Demjanjuk was the Nazi death camp guard “Ivan the Terrible.”

The Rev. Vikki L. Breckner is appointed pastor of the Marion Heights United Methodist Church in Campbell.

1978: The Supreme Court of the United States strikes down Ohio's death-penalty laws saying they don't allow the proper consideration of individual defendants.

The coroner of Lake County, Ind., rules that “willful and wanton negligence” on the part of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. contributed to the death of Orison Hatfield, 62, who was crushed to death by a runaway tractor at the company's East Chicago, Ind., plant.

Mrs. John Beeghly, president of the Friends of American Art, presents a bronze wall hanging, “Horses of Anahita” by William Morris Hunt, that was purchased by the Friends group.

1968: Men in 10 cars destroy beer being delivered to the O.H. Grill on Steel Street, throwing beer bottles through a neon sign. Beer truck drivers have been striking beer distributors.

The Mayor’s Human Relations Commission’s 38 recommendations in response to Youngstown's April disorders are unanimously approved by city council. The report calls for riot-control training for the police department.

1943: Holiday travelers in Youngstown swarm on and off every train, bus or plane, giving local travel agencies one of the worst holiday headaches on record.

Republic Steel Corp. executives warn that if present coal mining chaos continues, the output of Youngstown and Gadsden, Ala., plants will drop by 115,000 tons of steel monthly.

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