Today is Saturday, June 9, the 160th day of 2018. There are 205 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1870: Author Charles Dickens dies in Gad’s Hill Place, England.

1934: The first Walt Disney animated cartoon featuring Donald Duck, “The Wise Little Hen,” is released.

1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943, which reintroduces federal income tax withholding from paychecks.

1973: Secretariat wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

2013: Risking prosecution by the U.S. government, 29-year-old intelligence analyst Edward Snowden is revealed as the source of The Guardian and The Washington Post disclosures about secret American surveillance programs.

2017: President Donald Trump accuses James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about their conversations.


1993: The House Democratic caucus rejects a proposal to remove from leadership positions U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant and other subcommittee chairmen who voted against President Clinton’s economic package.

U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, whose Ohio congressional district includes part of Trumbull County, says that in voting for Republican Kay Bailey Hutchinson, who called for federal fiscal restrain during her Senate race, Texans supported budget cuts. Those cuts should begin with an end to funding of a multi-billion dollar supercollider in Texas, Brown said.

Noxso Corp. of Bethel Park, Pa., announces that it is pulling out of a proposed demonstration project for using “clean coal” at Ohio Edison’s Niles generating plant.

1978: Chaney High School Principal Emanuel Catsoules is given a three-year, $34,000-a-year contract as superintendent of Youngstown city schools.

An Aliquippa, Pa., man, Edward A. Surratt, wanted for killing an elderly South Carolina man, is the chief suspect in the unsolved murder of a Boardman woman, Katherine Filicky last March 27. Surratt had been arrested for a traffic violation by Boardman police the night of the murder but was not charged.

Changes in tabulations in both Mahoning and Trumbull counties have cut the margin of victory of U.S. Rep. Charles J. Carney in the 19th congressional district to 183 over George Tablack. Nearly 70,000 votes were cast in the four-man race.

1968: A 16-foot mural by A.E. Foringer depicting the meeting of John Young and James Hillman in June 1797 is on display at Home Savings & Loan Association. Foringer is also the artist of the famous Red Cross poster of World War I, “The Greatest Mother in the World.”

The hard-pressed basic steel industry is stepping up expansion and modernization to the benefit of Youngstown’s district and its 100,000 jobs at aging steel plants. Spending in 1968 is expected to top $2 billion.

The diary of Philip Cownden, Youngstown safe-cracker who was found dead in Crawford County, Pa., is held by Pennsylvania State Police, who are almost certain they know the identity of the killer.

1943: Harry W. Johnson 19, of Akron, an army air cadet training at Youngstown Municipal Airport under a Youngstown College training program, is injured when his plane “pancaked” into Yankee Lake.

Two men are robbed by “zoot suit boys” wearing long coats, wide-brimmed hats and narrow trouser bottoms of $71, a watch and gas ration book.

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