Today is Monday, July 16, the 197th day of 2018. There are 168 days left in the year.

Today is Monday, July 16, the 197th day of 2018. There are 168 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1935: The first parking meters are installed in the United States, in Oklahoma City.

1945: The United States explodes its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, N.M.

1957: Marine Corps Maj. John Glenn sets a transcontinental speed record by flying a Vought F8U Crusader jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8.4 seconds.

1969: Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.

1973: During the Senate Watergate hearings, former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield publicly reveals the existence of President Richard Nixon’s secret taping system.

1999: John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, die when their single-engine plane, piloted by Kennedy, plunges into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

2008: Florida resident and Warren, Ohio, native Casey Anthony, whose 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, had been missing a month, is arrested on charges of child neglect, making false official statements and obstructing a criminal investigation.


1993: A Summit County jury deliberates for 12 hours before finding Willie “Flip” Williams guilty of all charges of kidnapping and murder in the deaths of Eric Howard, 20; Alfonda Madison Sr., 21; William Dent, 23, and Theodore Wynn Jr., 23, in an East Side Youngstown house. Williams faces the death penalty.

Airport consultants predict that flight activity at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport will increase by as much as 40 percent by 2011.

The federal government approves a $2.5 million loan guarantee for redevelopment projects in downtown Youngstown.

1978: Air Force Lt. Col. G. Kennon Phillips, who is in charge of the Pentagon’s B-52 program, visits his parents in McDonald. During a Vindicator interview, he says public antipathy toward the military that grew out of the Vietnam War is shifting.

Jack Roberts, public-relations coordinator for the General Motors Assembly Division at Lordstown, says the sale boom enjoyed by the van plant is endangered by federal gasoline-conserving requirements.

The G.C. Murphy store, a landmark in downtown Sharon, Pa., for 49 years closes its doors. The “five and dime” at State Street and Shenango Avenue had operating losses for the past 12 years.

1968: The heat wave drives water consumption to an all-time high. The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District provided a one-day record of 49 million gallons of water to customers.

The Youngstown Board of Education approves an agency shop for service employees after Local 1143 , Public Employees Union, agrees to a plan of assignments that could save the district $100,000 during the school year.

Six of the Youngstown firemen transferred by Chief Joseph Flask have filed grievances with their immediate superiors charging that their shifts are discriminatory reprisals for their union activity.

1943: In a Sicilian vineyard, Ensign Joseph Amendolara of Albert Street, Youngstown, is interviewed during the invasion battles by Associated Press Correspondent John A. Moroso.

Office of Price Administration officials predict that coffee rationing will end on or before Aug. 11

Girls in the “hula show,” an added attraction at the Struthers Firemen’s Carnival, are left without an audience when Mahoning Sheriff Ralph Elser bans the act.

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