Today is Thursday, June 14, the 165th day of 2018. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day.


On this date in:

1801: Former American Revolutionary War general and notorious turncoat Benedict Arnold, 60, dies in London.

1940: German troops enter Paris during World War II. The same day, the Nazis begin transporting prisoners to the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.

1968: The Iron Butterfly single “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is released by Atco Records.

1972: The Environmental Protection Agency orders a ban on domestic use of the pesticide DDT, to take effect at year’s end.

1993: President Bill Clinton nominates Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

2008: Iran rejects a six-nation offer of incentives to stop enriching uranium, prompting President George W. Bush and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to jointly warn Tehran anew in Paris against proceeding toward a nuclear bomb.

2017: A rifle-wielding gunman opens fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., wounding House Whip Steve Scalise and several others. The assailant died in a battle with police.


1993: Canfield businessman A.J. Cook is leading a campaign to block the acquisition of Ohio Bancorp, parent of Dollar Savings and Trust Co., by Cleveland-based National City Corp.

A report by the Ohio Inter-University Council says Youngstown State University generated an economic impact of $318 million for the community in 1991-92.

Pennsylvania Gov. Robert P. Casey, 61, undergoes a heart and liver transplant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

1978: A boiler used to heat liquids for anodizing aluminum malfunctions, touching off a fire that heavily damaged Hutch Manufacturing Co. on Thalia Avenue in Boardman. The plant employs 65 people.

A 10-year-old West Middlesex, Pa., boy is killed when a revolver he found in a drawer discharges. Mitchell Sloan Long and his mother were visiting a Pulaski Township home.

A special squad being organized to combat arson in Youngstown will be composed of investigators from the state fire marshal’s office, and the Youngstown police and fire departments.

1968: The Most Rev. James Malone, bishop designate, will officially become bishop of the Youngstown Diocese when the apostolic decree by Pope Paul VI is read to diocese consultors during a concelebrated Mass at St. Columba Cathedral.

Youngstown’s six swimming pools and 43 supervised playgrounds will open offering arts and crafts, storytelling, basketball, softball, washers, checkers, jacks, tennis and special events such as the annual playground show.

A 47-year-old man is held for questioning about 200 harassing telephone calls to area women. The suspect told police he “didn’t want to hurt anyone, but just wanted to talk.”

1943: Dr. Joseph Nagle, 48, Lincoln Avenue, one of the Valley’s outstanding surgeons and medical leaders, dies in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of overwork brought on by the war.

Youngstown Mayor William Spagnola dismisses John R. Elliott as manager of Youngstown Municipal Airport and names Joseph Smith, a construction engineer in the city engineering department, to take charge of the airport.

Inauguration of the pay-as-you-go income tax plan is not expected to affect sale or purchase of war bonds. The new plan is not an extra tax, but an effort to collect tax as the money is earned.

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