Today is Sunday, June 10, the 161st day of 2018. There are 204 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1610: Englishman Lord De La Warr arrives at the Jamestown settlement to take charge of the Virginia Colony.
1692: The first execution resulting from the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts takes place as Bridget Bishop is hanged.
1892: Republican national convention in Minneapolis nominates President Benjamin Harrison for re-election and Whitelaw Reid for vice president. (Harrison, however, lost the election to former President Grover Cleveland.)
1907: Eleven men in five cars set out on a race from “Peking to Paris”; Prince Scipione Borghese of Italy is the first to arrive in the French capital two months later.
1935: Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron by Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith and William Griffith Wilson.
1942: During World War II, German forces massacre 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.
1944: German forces massacre 642 residents of the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.
1957: In Canadian elections, John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservatives to an upset victory over the Liberal Party of Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent.
1967: Six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq end as Israel and Syria accept a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.
1977: James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others; he was recaptured June 13.
1978: Affirmed, ridden by Steve Cauthen, wins the 110th Belmont Stakes to claim horse racing’s 11th Triple Crown.
1985: Socialite Claus von Bulow is acquitted by a jury in Providence, R. I., at his retrial of trying to murder his heiress wife, Martha “Sunny” von Bulow.
1990: Alberto Fujimori is elected president of Peru by a narrow margin over novelist Mario Vargas Llosa.
Two members of the rap group 2 Live Crew are arrested in Hollywood, Fla. (They and a third band member were later acquitted of obscenity charges).
2008: A Sudanese jetliner skids off a runway and crashes into airport lights after landing in Khartoum, killing 30 of the 214 people on board.
2013: Jury selection begins in Sanford, Fla., in the trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Zimmerman was acquitted.)
1993: Comedian Jay Leno, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” during a comedy bit on his show about President Clinton’s recent $200 haircut, picks U.S. Rep. James Traficant of Poland as having the worst haircut in Washington, D.C. Leno says Traficant’s “barber college haircut” was so bad it was free.
Losses in Mahoning County after two days of downpours and high winds are estimated at $1 million.
A Bristol High School student apparently hollowed out a science book and rigged it with matches and firecrackers to ignite when a student’s locker was open. The trigger string was too long, so nothing happened when a counselor opened the locker.
1978: The state Personnel Board of Review rules that the Trumbull County Planning Commission unlawfully fired Director Edward Kutevac in April.
James Miller, president of Strouss, will head the Youngstown Area United Appeal campaign for the fourth year. The 1978-79 goal will be $2.1 million.
The Rev. Bernard Philabaum, pastor of Good Hope Lutheran Church, Boardman, is honored on the 25th anniversary of his entering the ministry following his graduation from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbus.
1968: Members of the clergy throughout the Mahoning Valley hold services mourning the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
Youngstown Patrolman William E. Grady, 54, is discharged from South Side Hospital, where he had been a patient since April 8 when he was shot in the abdomen during a civil disturbance.
Carol Colella, East Palestine High School junior, wins the girls’ division of the Ohio Teen-Age Safe Driving Contest and will compete in the national contest.
Antonio Manes, 31, of Youngstown is injured when his car struck a hole in Wick Avenue, went out of control and hit a pole. The hole was made by the Water Department.
1943: Staff Sgt. Jacob Keckler of Sharon, Pa., a member of a Flying Fortress crew operating over Italy, is mentioned in a United Press report for completing his 50th mission.
Two tractors from the state highway department are allocated to Mahoning County for use by farmers in plowing and improving their lands.
West Virginia, the largest bituminous coal-producing state in the nation, mined 52 million tons in January-April, exceeding the output for the same period a year earlier by 2 million tons. It is on track to exceed its 1942 record of 156 million tons.
Mrs. William Junge and Mrs. Dwight Beede win favors at a bridge party to honor Mrs. Junge, who is moving to Santa Fe, N.M.