Today is Tuesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2018. There are 174 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1509: Theologian John Calvin, a key figure of the Protestant Reformation, is born in Noyon, Picardy, France.
1890: Wyoming becomes the 44th state.
1929: American paper currency is reduced in size as the government begins issuing bills that are approximately 25 percent smaller.
1940: During World War II, the Battle of Britain begins as the Luftwaffe starts attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.)
1951: Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean War begin at Kaesong.
1989: Mel Blanc, the “man of a thousand voices,” including such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, dies in Los Angeles at age 81.
2004: President George W. Bush says in his weekly radio address that legalizing gay marriage would redefine the most fundamental institution of civilization, and that a constitutional amendment was needed to protect traditional marriage.
2008: President George W. Bush signs a bill overhauling rules about government eavesdropping and granting immunity to telecommunications companies that helped the U.S. spy on Americans in suspected terrorism cases.
2017: Donald Trump Jr. acknowledges he agreed to meet with a Russian lawyer during his father’s presidential campaign in the hope that he would receive information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.
1993: Youngstown Councilman James Naples, D-3rd, says that unless violence at North Side Pool is abated, he’ll recommend that the pool be closed.
The Ohio Ballet performs “Silent Incantations” during Warren’s Celebration on the Square.
St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, which has 660 beds, announces that 250 of the hospital’s 3,522 employees will be laid off.
1978: Boardman Police Capt. Glenn Bowers and Detective Robert Rupp are convinced that Edward A. Surratt, 36, of Aliquippa, Pa., murdered Katherine Filicky at her home, but it will be a long time before he could be brought to Ohio to stand trial. He will first face charges in Florida, South Carolina and Pennsylvania.
The Ohio Legislature rescinds an earlier law that required all motorcyclists and passengers to wear helmets. Only riders and passengers under 18 will have to wear helmets.
Sandy Rega of Youngstown and Doreen Timpson of Leicester, England, pen pals since fifth grade, meet after 25 years of correspondence when Mrs. Timpson arrives in Youngstown for a two-week visit.
1968: The Ohio Supreme Court rules that the city of Youngstown is not immune from legal action in a fire death in 1963. Mrs. Mary Hall, whose four children died in the fire, accuses the city of not maintaining a fire hydrant near her home.
Paul Stevens Jr. of Thorn Hill Road jumps 185 feet to his death from a Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge near Beaver Falls, Pa. He was said to be despondent over his wife’s recent death.
1943: Youngstown’s downtown will be dressed up with flags and bunting in honor of Bishop James McFadden, the first bishop of the Youngstown Catholic Diocese, who will be installed July 22.
A stream of water 24 feet wide and 3 feet deep is pouring from Berlin Reservoir into Lake Milton, which rose 2 feet, 6 inches in 24 hours.
Western Reserve University, Cleveland, announces abandonment of intercollegiate sports for the duration of the war. John Carroll University dropped out earlier.