Today is Wednesday, June 13, the 164th day of 2018. There are 201 days left in the year.

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On this date in:

1525: German theologian Martin Luther marries former nun Katharina von Bora.

1789: During the French Revolution, the National Assembly convenes.

1842: Queen Victoria rides on a train to become the first British monarch to do so.

1927: Aviation hero Charles Lindbergh is honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York .

1966: The Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects have to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain silent.

1978: The movie musical “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, has its world premiere in New York.

2008: Tim Russert, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” dies suddenly at 58 .

2013: The White House says it has conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons against opposition forces seeking to overthrow the government.

2017: A comatose Otto Warmbier, released by North Korea after more than 17 months in captivity, arrives in Cincinnati aboard a medevac flight; the 22-year-old college student, who had suffered severe brain damage, died six days later.


1993: Supporters of plans for a second federal courthouse in downtown Youngstown say the project will be needed even if a second district judge is never assigned to the city.

Kathy Logan, a bus driver for Badger Local School District, is credited with saving grain farmer Bill Wood who was trapped by a machine he was unloading. Mrs. Logan first thought Wood was just waving a friendly greeting as he often did, but on second thought turned around, discovered his predicament and called for help.

Youngstown Detective Sgt. Delphine Baldwin says she’ll file charges of domestic violence even when the beaten spouse is too afraid to do so. One man who was sure that his hospitalized wife wouldn’t charge him was surprised when he was charged nonetheless, telling Baldwin she should have minded her own business.

1978: At least three shots from a shotgun or high-powered rifle were fired into the Robbins Avenue home of Niles Police Chief John Ross at 2 a.m.

Edward Kutevac returns to work at the Trumbull County Planning Commission after the state overturned his firing as planning director, but it is unclear who is in charge, Kutevac or interim planning director Marianne Ginther.

The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Committee receives a $500,000 federal grant to hire staff to offset losses because of the slumping steel industry.

1968: More than 950 graduates had the distinction of being members of the first class to graduate from Youngstown State University, as well as the largest class to graduate since the school was founded 60 years ago.

The first step in developing a comprehensive water management and usage program for Northeast Ohio is taken when 14 speakers offer solutions to area water problems at a public hearing at the Hotel Ohio.

Funeral services for one of Youngstown’s oldest residents, Lulu Belle Danley, 111, will be handled by the McCullough Williams Funeral Home. Mrs. Danley’s father lived to be 110.

1943: Hal Davies will direct craft work when Camp Fitch opens soon on Lake Erie., while W. King Stewart will teach horseback riding, Jack McPhee, YMCA executive director announces.

City Council’s airport investigating committee spends four hours inspecting the flying facilities and field at Youngstown Municipal Airport. It found the runway badly eroded with some gullies 3 feet deep.

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