Today is Thursday, July 5, the 186th day of 2018. There are 179 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1687: Isaac Newton first publishes his Principia Mathematica, a three-volume work setting out his mathematical principles of natural philosophy.

1865: The Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department is founded in Washington, D.C., with the mission of suppressing counterfeit currency.

1946: The bikini, created by Louis Reard, is modeled by Micheline Bernardini during a poolside fashion show in Paris.

1947: Larry Doby debuts with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League.

1954: Elvis Presley’s first commercial recording session takes place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn. He records the song “That’s All Right.”

1984: The Supreme Court weakens the 70-year-old “exclusionary rule,” deciding that evidence seized in good faith with defective court warrants could be used against defendants in criminal trials.

2011: A jury in Orlando, Fla., finds Casey Anthony, 25, not guilty of murder, manslaughter and child abuse in the 2008 disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.


1993: James Lottier says scammers masquerading as repairmen have scammed his 85-year-old sister of $30,000 for repairs to her St. Louis Avenue home, more than the house is worth. Lottier said he became aware of the scam when he found she was broke.

The Ohio General Assembly passes a law allowing counties to levy sales taxes to pay for operating jails and juvenile detention facilities.

An engineer for Bridgestone Tires in Akron predicts that some day all cars will be equipped with run-flat tires that can be driven until it is safe to get a puncture repaired. For now, a set of four costs $5,000 and is available only on the special edition Callaway Corvette, which costs $90,000.

1978: Youngstown’s Federal Plaza is jammed with an estimated 9,000 people for the fourth annual Fourth of July concert by the William Omeis Orchestra and fireworks.

A 17-year-old aspirant for the 1978 “Miss Niles” crown, Penny M. Young, dies when a car in which she is riding overturns at the intersection of Warren-Austintown Road and Salt Springs Road in Weathersfield Township.

A story in the Wall Street Journal casts doubt on whether ICX Aviation, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Computer Exchange in Washington, D.C., will be able to build a jet airplane plant at Youngstown Municipal Airport.

1968: Only one firecracker injury is reported in Youngstown in connection with Independence Day celebrations. Richard Morris of Ford Avenue sustained burns to his left hand.

Youngstown Law Director Patrick Melillo upholds the Youngstown Park and Recreation Commission in its mid-June refusal of a permit for an anti-Vietnam War assembly in Wick Park.

1943: Dominic Mallamo, third alleged leader of the South Side lottery house, turns himself over to deputy sheriffs and then posts $4,000 bond to be released.

Several thousand local motorists lack auto-use tax stamps in Mahoning County. Postmaster John Doyle reports fewer than 40,000 stamps were sold out of about 60,000 motor vehicles.

Rain on the holiday washed out all local sports activities, forcing cancellation of heavy Fourth of July baseball, softball and golf programs.

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