Today is Tuesday, June 5, the 156th day of 2018. There are 209 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1527: A month after Rome was conquered by troops of the Holy Roman Empire, Pope Clement VII surrenders.

1794: Congress passes the Neutrality Act, which prohibits Americans from taking part in any military action against a country that is at peace with the United States.

1933: The U.S. goes off the gold standard.

1950: The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down racially segregated railroad dining cars.

1967: War erupts in the Middle East as Israel, anticipating a possible attack by its Arab neighbors, launches a series of pre-emptive airfield strikes that destroy nearly the entire Egyptian air force; Syria, Jordan and Iraq immediately enter the conflict.

1968: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles; assassin Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is arrested at the scene.

2004: Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, dies in Los Angeles at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

2017: The White House says President Donald Trump will not assert executive privilege to block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying on Capitol Hill.


1993: Country singer and movie star Dolly Parton will be the featured grandstand entertainer at the Canfield Fair.

Members of the Federated Democratic Women’s Club of Ohio get a surprise during their statewide convention at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex in Liberty: male strippers. Virginia Koepke of Vermilion, president of the club, said she was offended. Local organizers say the women they talked to enjoyed the one-hour performance, during which four men stripped to bikini briefs.

Dr. C. Allen Pierce, a criminal-justice professor at Youngstown State University, will review the deployment of Youngstown police officers and may recommend overhauling patrol shifts.

1978: Columbiana County deputies are holding a Sebring man in the shooting deaths of Sheila Campbell, 29, and Ronald S. Franket, 36, at a Salem apartment.

Lester Rawlins, the former Leonard Rosenberg and a graduate of Farrell High School and Carnegie-Mellon University, wins a Tony award for his supporting role in “Da,” a gentle Irish play on Broadway.

A dynamite bomb damages the Neapolitan Oriental Restaurant at 1324 Belmont Ave.

1968: Persistent rumors that a major national conglomerate is trying to get control of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. could endanger the hard-pressed Youngstown district as a major steel producing center.

The pair of swans at Crandall Park are carefully introducing their five youngsters to life on the park’s lake.

Antique decorative mirrors, vases, bottles and furniture are among items to be auctioned at the flea market held by the Youngstown Playhouse Women’s Guild.

1943: The Civil Aeronautics Administration says it is interested in getting regulations up to wartime conditions at the Youngstown Municipal Airport, not in closing the facility.

Two Trumbull County men are reported killed in action: Bert Totten Jr. of Gustavus in North Africa and Pvt. Clifford Jones of Warren in New Caledonia.

Youngstown College class honor pins are presented to Henry Bartolo, Nancy Fitori Kubina and Robert Walton in recognition of their academic and extra-curricular achievements.

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