Today is Monday, June 4, the 155th day of 2018. There are 210 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1783: The Montgolfier brothers first publicly demonstrate their hot-air balloon without passengers over Annonay, France.
1812: The U.S. House of Representatives approves, 79-49, a declaration of war against Britain.
1919: Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender, and sends it to the states for ratification.
1940: During World War II, the Allied military evacuation of some 338,000 troops from Dunkirk, France, ends.
1942: The World War II Battle of Midway begins, resulting in a decisive American victory against Japan and marking the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
1954: French Premier Joseph Laniel and Vietnamese Premier Buu Loc sign treaties in Paris according “complete independence” to Vietnam.
1998: A federal judge sentences Terry Nichols to life in prison for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
2008: Barack Obama, having clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, picks Caroline Kennedy to help him choose a running mate.
1993: Samuel D. Newman, a Niles sixth-grader and The Vindicator’s spelling bee champion, leaves a “t” out of dittology in the sixth round of the national spelling being, placing 39th in the competition.
Robert Girts is found guilty of poisoning his wife, Diane, and is sentenced to life in prison.
Classes that lead to a GED and those in computer use and English as a second language are being offered at the General Motors Lordstown plant in a joint effort between plant management and United Auto Workers Local 1112.
1978: Trumbull County Health Board Chairman John Apger says there should be no more large-scale housing developments in areas that do not have public sewers.
Richard Galgozy, 38, will be the youngest police chief in Warren’s history when he succeeds Jack Gardner on July 1.
Ernie Rogers, 18, who was born prematurely, has cerebral palsy and has been in a wheelchair since age 4, graduates from Boardman High School. During a senior assembly, he thanked especially seven fellow students who helped him get around the school: Chris Yavorcic, Ron Schadel, Brad Farrell. Terry Beyers, Jim Carol, Ken Bonar and John Mesmer.
1968: A Discipline Practices Study Committee recommends to the Youngstown Board of Education a crackdown on principals and administrators unable to carry out their responsibilities and on teachers who show poor classroom performance.
Preliminary drawings for a proposed $1 million Choffin Park project are accepted by the Youngstown Board of Education.
The North Lima Chapter of American Field Service has a farewell tea for Veronica Guajardo, an exchange student from Chile.
1943: Youngstown becomes a new diocese of the Roman Catholic Church with the Most Rev. James McFadden, auxiliary bishop of the Cleveland Diocese, designated as the first bishop of Youngstown.
Youngstown College graduates 195 students during exercises at Stambaugh Auditorium: 126 in academic courses and 69 in business and secretarial.
Mahoning County collects 147 pints of blood for the Red Cross at First Presbyterian Church. The number of donors was swelled by luncheon club members of Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions.