Today is Thursday, July 19, the 200th day of 2018. There are 165 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1553: King Henry VIII’s daughter Mary is proclaimed Queen of England after pretender Lady Jane Grey is deposed.

1848: A pioneering women’s-rights convention convenes in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

1903: The first Tour de France is won by Maurice Garin.

1969: Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, go into orbit around the moon.

1979: The Nicaraguan capital of Managua falls to Sandinista guerrillas, two days after President Anastasio Somoza fled the country.

1980: The Moscow Summer Olympics begin, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.

1989: Some 111 people are killed when United Air Lines Flight 232, a DC-10 that suffered the uncontained failure of its tail engine and the loss of hydraulic systems, crashes while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survive.

1993: President Bill Clinton announces a policy allowing homosexuals to serve in the military under a compromise dubbed “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue.”

2017: Sen. John McCain’s office says the 80-year-old Arizona Republican and former presidential nominee has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, glioblastoma.


1993: Country music superstar Kenny Rogers gives 4,500 fans at Ponderosa Park near Salem a polished repertoire of his greatest hits, including “Ruby” and “Lucille.” Legend Mickey Gilley also performed.

Mahoning County commissioners are urging all departments to clearly mark county-owned vehicles to discourage abuse by off-duty employees.

The 757th Heavy Bombardment Squadron, part of the 910th Tactical Airlift Group at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, marks its 50th anniversary.

1978: Lynn B. Griffith Sr., 91, former Ohio Supreme Court justice and leader of the Griffith clan of lawyers and judges in Trumbull County, dies of cancer in St. Joseph Hospital.

Girard voters approve a half-percent city income tax during a special election, 2,066 to 869.

Miss Irene Tunanidas, teacher of deaf students at Wilson High School, is honored by Quota International in Chicago as the International Deaf Woman of he Year.

1968: Marine Pfc. Ronald Puskarcik, 18, of Campbell, wounded in action in Vietnam, dies of his injuries in a hospital on Guam. He is the Mahoning Valley’s 57th Vietnam War casualty.

Casindra Supreme, owned by Hy Tyre Farm of Gibsonia, Pa., wins the coveted 2-year-old fine- harness class of the Youngstown Horse Show at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Gov. Nelson Rockefeller’s plane lands at the Youngstown Airport where a crowd of 5,000 waited.

1943: Hugh W. Grant, president of Struthers Iron & Steel Co. and former president of City Trust & Savings Bank, dies at 73. He was a civic leader almost since boyhood.

A Baltimore & Ohio Railroad freight rain kills Michael Burg and injures Robert Yates while they were working on the B&O bridge over Mahoning Avenue.

Because of a growing shortage of male labor, Youngstown may be put into a district in which new war contracts are not allocated if facilities for work exist elsewhere.

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