Today is Sunday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2018. There are 162 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1587: An English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances is established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.

1862: President Abraham Lincoln presents to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation.

1916: Ten people are killed when a suitcase bomb goes off during San Francisco’s Preparedness Day parade.

1937: The U.S. Senate rejects President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.

1942: The Nazis begin transporting Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp.

1946: The militant Zionist group Irgun blows up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people.


1993: JosephRottenborn, assistant superintendent of Canfield schools, who has been in charge of curriculum and personnel for seven years, resigns to take a similar job with Chagrin Falls schools.

An 11-year-old Howland boy who packed a knapsack and intended to ride his bicycle to Texas where his mother lives, got as far as a BP service station in Austintown. While he was getting directions to Texas from one clerk, another called police, which led to the boy being returned to his grandparents.

Rabbi Samuel Meyer, 72, spiritual leader of Temple El Emeth congregation in Youngstown since 1971 and active in interdenominational affairs, dies of a heart ailment.

1978: Gov. James Rhodes and state Sen. Harry Meshel are expected at the groundbreaking ceremonies on Aug. 9 for Youngstown State University’s sports complex, which will be known as Arnold D. Stambaugh Stadium.

Mahoning County Democratic Chairman Don L. Hanni tells President Jimmy Carter’s aide, Joel McCleary, at a luncheon at the White House that the administration should immediately find ways of improving employment in the Mahoning Valley.

Mahoning Valley suffers a 12-5 setback to Darlington, Pa., in a polo match as Len Watterson scored six goals to pace the winners. John Zedaker and Mickey McDowell each scored two goals for Mahoning Valley.

1968: Sharon Steel Corp.’s sales and revenues for the busy first half of the year broke all records for any two quarters and its earnings were 400 percent ahead of those for the first half of 1967.

A collision between a car and a New Middletown Fire Department ambulance killed a motorist and fatally injured a newborn girl. Dead are Herbert Foughty and Debra Mumaw.

Harold Lamb, a close associate of L.A. Beeghly, A.P. Steckel and others in developing the four-high rolling mill that revolutionized the sheet steel industry, dies at 81.

1943: Dr. Francis Johns, formerly of Youngstown, directs the 40-voice choir of Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Cleveland, which sings the solemn Mass in St. Columba Cathedral after Bishop McFadden is installed.

Col. Edward Bradley of Youngstown is the subject of a story from the Army’s European Theater of Operations, dealing with the hard but healthy life that men in anti-tank crews are having in England.

John Petrykowski, 22, machinist mate second class of Masury, is fatally burned aboard a ship and buried in waters outside the continental limits of the United States.

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