Today is Monday, July 9, the 190th day of 2018. There are 175 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1540: England’s King Henry VIII has his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.

1776: The Declaration of Independence is read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York.

1850: The 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, dies after serving only 16 months of his term. (He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.)

1918: One hundred one people are killed in a train collision in Nashville, Tenn.

1951: President Harry S. Truman asks Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.

1962: Pop artist Andy Warhol’s exhibit of 32 paintings of Campbell’s soup cans opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.

1974: Former U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren dies in Washington at age 83.

1986: The Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography releases the final draft of its report, which links hard-core porn to sex crimes.

1995: Jerry Garcia performs for the final time as frontman of the Grateful Dead during a concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field (Garcia died a month later).

2001: A divided court in Chile rules that Gen. Augusto Pinochet could not be tried on human-rights charges because of his deteriorating health and mental condition.

2008: Citing new DNA tests, prosecutors clear JonBenet Ramsey’s parents and brother in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen in Boulder, Colo.


1993: Dozens of Youngstown area abortion-rights activists are in Cleveland to help keep abortion clinics open during demonstrations called by Operation Rescue, the anti-abortion group. Operation Rescue threatens to demonstrate at the homes of doctors who perform abortions.

Joe Bialik, owner of the Coconut Grove on South Avenue in Youngstown, has invested $100,000 in the 60-year-old bar.

Racial tension inside the Trumbull Correctional Institution is increasing so dramatically that some inmates are warning a riot is imminent.

1978: John Tucker, chief engineer of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District, estimates that new Environmental Protection Agency rules aimed at ridding public water systems of cancer-causing agents could double or triple the cost of water treatment.

An unusual new military aircraft, the A-10 Thunderbolt II that is designed for short field takeoffs and low-level flying, will be featured at an air show and open house at the U.S. Air Force base at Youngstown Municipal Airport.

The old “Sharon Line,” now known as McGuffey Heights, will have a McGuffey Day Reunion, Ray Carter, McGuffey Center director, says people will be coming from all parts of the country.

1968: Twenty-eight grievances against the administration of the Jackson-Milton School District are aired by the Jackson-Milton Parents Committee for Better Schools.

Appraisals of developer Stephen Baytos’ old Palace Theater site in Urban Renewal Project No. 1 are authorized by Youngstown City Council. Council has temporarily refused to authorize purchase of the land parcel with urban renewal funds.

1943: County Auditor George Jones says Mahoning County taxpayers could save thousands of dollars in interest each year by levying a special 1-mill tax to liquidate the county’s bonded indebtedness of $3.3 million.

Water in the Berlin Reservoir reaches a crest of 82 feet above the river bottom as a result of recent heavy rains and begins running over to help fill the partly empty Milton Reservoir.

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