Today is Sunday, June 3, the 154th day of 2018. There are 211 days left in the year.

Today is Sunday, June 3, the 154th day of 2018. There are 211 days left in the year.

Associated Press

On this date in:

1621: The Dutch West India Co. receives its charter for a trade monopoly in parts of the Americas and Africa.

1888: The poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer is first published in the San Francisco Daily Examiner.

1943: The “Zoot Suit Riots” begin in Los Angeles as white servicemen clash with young Latinos wearing distinctive-looking zoot suits; the violence ends when military officials declared the city off limits to enlisted personnel.

1948: The 200-inch reflecting Hale Telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.

1965: Astronaut Edward H. White becomes the first American to “walk” in space during the flight of Gemini 4.

1989: Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, dies.

2016: Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali dies at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 74.

2008: Barack Obama claims the Democratic presidential nomination .

2017: A white van slams into pedestrians on London Bridge, killing eight people; the three attackers are shot and killed by police.


1993: Floral Plus at 5635 South Ave., a wholly owned subsidiary of Giant Eagle, will cease making floral arrangements and will concentrate on distributing fresh bouquets, plants, silk arrangements and other items to Giant Eagles supermarkets.

The scheduled opening of the federal courthouse in downtown Youngstown is prompting city officials to again try to sell the City Hall annex at 9 W. Front St., which was appraised in 1990 at $500,000.

Trumbull County commissioners appoint Cathy Johnson as the director/coordinator of the county’s 911 emergency answering and dispatching system.

1978: The Sheraton Inn Corp. approaches Peter Vessella, owner of a Holiday Inn on Rt. 422 West, about building an inn on 4.5 acres of downtown New Castle urban renewal land.

Robert Strauss, chief economic adviser to President Jimmy Carter, visits the Mahoning Valley to “get a feeling” for the district and what the Carter administration can do to help in the wake of steel industry cutbacks.

Girard Mayor Nick D’Eramo presents the keys to a new $17,666 ambulance to Fire Chief Sam Revella.

1968: Youngstown Transit Co. buses are running again after striking drivers accept a 27-cent increase that will bring drivers to a wage of more than $3 per hour.

A man bound and shot to death found along French Creek near Meadville, Pa., is identified as Philip Cownden, Volney Road, who had been missing for two weeks.

The twin children of Mr. and Mrs. Mario Bertolini of Niles are separated scholastically by a fraction. Mary Helen is valedictorian of Niles McKinley’s 314-member class with a perfect 4.0 grade average while Joseph finished 4th at 3.84. Robert J. Comstock is salutatorian.

1943: White workers protesting the upgrading of Negro workers at the Detroit plant of the Packard Motor Co. forces a shutdown, idling 25,000 UAW-CIO employees.

George Reiss, Vindicator business writer; Arthur Peacock, executive secretary of South Side Merchants, and Louis McDonald Jr. are appointed by Mayor William Spagnola to investigate conditions at Youngstown Municipal Airport.

Five men from the district are held prisoner by Germans and Japanese: 2nd Lt. Stanley Stetson, Pvt. Thomas Mikita Jr., Pvt. Gene Rabuzzi, Pvt. James Crynock and Pvt. Eugene Langdon.

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