Today is Saturday, July 7, the 188th day of 2018. There are 177 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1865: Four people are hanged in Washington, D.C., for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln: Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne), David Herold, George Atzerodt and Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the federal government.

1898: The U.S. annexes Hawaii.

1946: Italian-born Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini is canonized as the first American saint by Pope Pius XII.

1948: Six female U.S. Navy reservists become the first women to be sworn in to the regular Navy.

1969: Canada’s House of Commons gives final approval to the Official Languages Act, making French equal to English throughout the national government.

1976: The U.S. Military Academy at West Point includes female cadets for the first time as 119 women joined the Class of 1980.

1981: President Ronald Reagan announces he is nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

2013: Actress Nicole Kidman gives birth to a girl; she and her husband, country star Keith Urban, name their daughter Sunday Rose Kidman Urban.


1993: The trial of Willie J. “Flip” Williams of Youngstown for the Labor Day 1991 murders of four young men during a drug war begins before Summit County Judge James P. Winter.

LPGA week opens at the Avalon Lakes Golf Course with the Butler Wick and Co. shootout, won by Pat Bradley and Deb Richard, who won the Phar-Mor Tournament in 1991.

A former Austintown Realtor, Mae Fares, 68, and her two sons claim Ohio’s $12 million Super Lotto jackpot.

1978: Youngstown police release four men who had been questioned in the death of James J. Beniston, 23, of Youngstown, who collapsed and died after being involved in a fist fight in the parking lot of Tony’s Hideaway. Coroner Dr. Nathan Belinky said Beniston had a mechanical heart valve installed in 1974 and apparently suffered a heart attack brought on by exertion during the fight.

A carelessly lighted cigarette ignites gas leaking from a stove and blows the walls off three sides of a duplex at 1512 Florencedale Ave., Youngstown. Timothy Bucklew, 20, was blown from the a second-floor kitchen onto the front lawn and is in fair condition at Children’s Hospital Burns Center in Akron.

Gov. James A. Rhodes says the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of a three-year moratorium on power-plant pollution standards “shows a shocking disregard for Ohio consumers.”

1968: A vast automated steel plant is taking shape on Lake Michigan’s South shore – Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.’s Indiana Harbor Works.

A gigantic moving project is underway in the Youngstown public school system. All federal project offices will be housed in Butler School, former school for retarded youngsters.

1943: Albert Glossbrenner is appointed general superintendent of the Youngstown district of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.

Between 600 and 700 automobiles without new $5 federal use tax stamps were found in parking lots and near industrial plants by Office of Price Administration checkers.

A check of Mahoning County growers indicates a good peach crop is in prospect. Apples, cherries and plums will not be plentiful because heavy rains during blossoming prevented pollination.

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