Today is Saturday, June 2, 2018, the 153rd day of 2018. There are 212 days left in the year.

Today is Saturday, June 2, 2018, the 153rd day of 2018. There are 212 days left in the year.

Associated Press

On this date in:

1863: During the Civil War, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman writes a letter to his wife, Ellen, in which he commented, “Vox populi, vox humbug” (The voice of the people is the voice of humbug).

1897: Mark Twain is quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that “the report of my death was an exaggeration.”

1924: Congress passes, and President Calvin Coolidge signs, a measure guaranteeing full American citizenship for all Native Americans born within U.S. territorial limits.

1941: Baseball’s “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig, dies in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; he was 37.

1953: The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II takes place in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.

1986: For the first time, the public can watch the proceedings of the U.S. Senate on television as a six-week experiment begins.

1997: Timothy McVeigh is convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people. (McVeigh was executed in June 2001.)

2008: Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy undergoes 31/2 hours of risky and delicate surgery to cut out as much of his cancerous brain tumor as possible.


1993: Robert Girts takes the stand in his own defense during his murder trial in Cleveland, denying he killed his wife Diane, former manager of the Dollar Bank branch in Liberty.

Citizens Bancshares Inc. says it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Firestone Bank, one of Columbiana County’s oldest financial institutions.

More than 100 Trumbull County Welfare recipients received more than $190,000 in overpayments between 1988 and 1992, a state audit shows.

1978: More than 300 men and women attend the annual Senior Citizens Day luncheon at the Mahoning Country Club. Anna Poland was the oldest person there, and Alfred Smith was the oldest man. Johnny C of Erie, Pa., an Elvis impersonator, entertained.

Trumbull County Commissioner Lyle Williams, a Republican candidate for the 19th Congressional District, says labor costs in the Mahoning Valley are the No. 1 impediment to attracting industry to the area.

Martin F. Kuboff of Hubbard is appointed postmaster at Bristolville by Postmaster General William F. Bolger.

1968: Three Trumbull County men are among 830 midshipmen graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis: Arleigh H. Rice Jr. of Hubbard, Glenn Gottschalk of Girard and Anthony J. Flarey of Niles.

John Metzinger, assistant superintendent of mails for the past two years, is promoted to superintendent of the Youngstown Post Office.

The memory of Dr. Elizabeth McLaughry, pioneer woman doctor in Lawrence County, is honored with a $350,000 addition to The Overlook, a leading health institution she founded 57 years ago.

1943: Carl E. Beck, one of six members of United Steelworkers Union Local 1462 recently fired by Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. after a wildcat strike at the Ohio Works, is elected president of the Mahoning County C.I.O. Industrial Union Council to succeed James P. Griffin.

John McMahon, Oak Street, becomes the first person arrested in Youngstown for violation of blackout rules. He refused to extinguish his lights during the recent total blackout.

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