Today is Monday, July 23, 2018, the 204th day of the year. There are 161 days left in the year.

Today is Monday, July 23, 2018, the 204th day of the year. There are 161 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1829: William Austin Burt receives a patent for his “typographer,” a forerunner of the typewriter.

1885: Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the U.S., dies in Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.

1914: Austria-Hungary presents a list of demands to Serbia after the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; Serbia’s refusal to agree to the entire ultimatum leads to the outbreak of World War I.

1967: Five days of deadly rioting erupt in Detroit as an early morning police raid on an unlicensed bar results in a confrontation with residents that escalates into violence that spreads into other parts of the city; 43 people, mostly blacks, are killed.

1982: Actor Vic Morrow and two child actors, 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le and 6-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen, are killed when a helicopter crashes on top of them during filming of a Vietnam War scene for “Twilight Zone: The Movie.”

1984: Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign her title, after nude photographs of her taken in 1982 are published in Penthouse magazine.

1986: Britain’s Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. (The couple divorces in 1996.)

2011: Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, is found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning.


1993: Vandals overturn a dozen grave markers weighing hundreds of pounds at the Mount Jackson Cemetery near New Castle, Pa. A crew from O.T. Beight & Sons from East Palestine resets the stones for free after being contacted by John Wallace, a cemetery official.

Warren Councilman Alford Novak says Warren Municipal Court has a deficit because judges are being too lenient in fining defendants. Judges Lynn Griffith Jr. and Samuel Petkovich say they do not order the majority of people convicted in their courts to pay high fines because most are poor.

Youngstown Board of Education member Sarah Brown-Clark asks Assistant Schools Superintendant Ben McGee to investigate a policy that would require students to wear uniforms to class. “Kids learn better when they are dressed for learning, not fun and games,” she says.

1978: Two Howland boys, Frank Shirley, 12, and David Hamilton, 11, win the junior and senior divisions of the 21st annual Warren-Trumbull Soap Box Derby in Braceville.

Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman Don Hanni Jr. writes to the White House telling President Jimmy Carter the Mahoning Valley needs the president’s help and needs it now.

Youngstown triplets Sherli, Sheri and Sheli, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Barris of Avon Street, celebrate their first birthday.

1968: Members of the Fraternal Association of Steel Haulers offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who hurled a dynamite charge at the Boardman home of Michael Boano.

An investigation is underway to determine what killed 30,000 fish in the West Branch of the Mahoning River within a quarter mile of West Branch Reservoir.

About 16 gallons of cleaning fluid was spread through a house at 2267 Goleta Ave. and set afire. The house, in an all-white neighborhood, was being readied for moving day by its new owner, Mrs. Pearl Cox, a Negro.

1943: Mrs. Fred Orr, a prominent civic worker and volunteer chairman of the Mahoning Chapter, American Red Cross, for 28 years, is killed instantly when she drives her car in front of a bus at Broadway and Ford avenues.

Irwin Goldberg, manager of Youngstown Grape Distributors at Pyatt Street Market, reports 500 T gasoline coupons and his wife’s A Book stolen from his office.

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