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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Today is Tuesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2018. There are 202 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1776: Virginia’s colonial Legislature adopts a Declaration of Rights.

1665: England installs a municipal government in New York, formerly the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, and appoints its first mayor, Thomas Willett.

1939: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated in Cooperstown, N.Y.

1942: Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, receives a diary for her 13th birthday, less than a month before she and her family go into hiding from the Nazis.

1963: Civil-rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, is shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Miss. (In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murdering Evers and sentenced to life in prison; he died in 2001.)

1967: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, unanimously strikes down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.

1978: David Berkowitz is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for each of the six “Son of Sam” .44-caliber killings that terrified New Yorkers.

1987: President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, exhorts Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home.

2016: An American-born Muslim opens fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Fla., leaving 49 people dead and 53 wounded before being shot dead by police.

2017: The Golden State Warriors bring home the NBA championship, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5.


1993: Ohio Attorney General Lee Fisher files a lawsuit against a Massachusetts tour promoter who stranded hundreds of Ohio students, many of them from the Mahoning Valley, who had prepaid for summer trips abroad.

Harley-Davidson, which has a motorcycle assembly line in York, Pa., is once again king of the domestic roads, surpassing $1 billion in sales for the first time.

Two teens will represent area clubs at the Optimist International World of Golf state tournament in Columbus: Shelly Johnda of Boardman and Brian Newell of Hubbard.

1978: The Mahoning County Chapter of the Reserve Officers Association dedicates a memorial marker at the northwest corner of Newport Drive and Market Street to honor all American soldiers who died defending freedom.

Carolyn Lee Houlihan, 17, an Ursuline High School senior, is a finalist in the Miss Ohio National Teenager Pageant to take place June 17 at Denison University.

Youngstown merchant Larry Silver will renovate the Kelly & Cohen building on Federal Plaza to operate a full-line men’s store.

1968: The Boardman board of zoning appeals rejects a request for a motel swimming pool at the Williams Motel, 6110 Market St., which is in a residential neighborhood.

A decision by Boardman trustees to stop work on two homes under construction in Midwood Circle is ruled unnecessary by the board of zoning appeals, and construction may continue.

1943: City and county officials will attempt to obtain state aid to engineer a number of postwar street, highway and bridge projects.

When enemy guns shot away the wheels of his bomber, Lt. John Fete of Warren brought the plane down without injury to anyone on the crew.

Stan Kukla scores a 33 to pace the Campbell Golf League at the Hubbard course. J. Lesoganich had 39 for second.