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1858: Accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln says the slavery issue has to be resolved, declaring, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

1903: Ford Motor Co. is incorporated.

1963: The world’s first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova, 26, is launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard Vostok 6. Tereshkova spent 71 hours in flight, circling the Earth 48 times.

1996: Russian voters go to the polls in their first independent presidential election. The result is a runoff between President Boris Yeltsin (the eventual winner) and Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov.

2017: President Donald Trump acknowledges for the first time that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia’s election meddling as he lashes out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry.


1993: The cost of the new Mahoning CountyJail will be $33 million according to the bids received, about $3 million more than Architect K. Anthony Hayek’s estimate.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Jeffrey W. Smith receives a commendation from OSHP Superintendent Thomas Rice for his efforts in running after a drifting car being driven by a woman suffering a seizure and getting into and stopping the car before it drove into a culvert on Lockwood Blvd.

U.S. Rep. James Traficant , D-Poland, questions why the Pentagon bought 15,220 chain hoists in 1989 that were imported from China and could have been made in a prison-labor camp rather than from an American manufacturer such as Chester Hoist Inc. in Lisbon.

1978: New chairmen are elected to head both the Mahoning County Republican Party and Democratic Party. GOP committeemen elect Ross Conn as chairman; the Democrats, Don L. Hanni III.

The Mahoning County Welfare Department will begin to feel the effect of layoffs from Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. and AeroquipCorp. as some 3,000 workers run out of benefits, Ezell Armour, county welfare director, says.

Twenty-four Youngstown men and women hired seven months ago for the Police Department’s Neighborhood Assistance Patrol Unit receive uniforms and badges and three Ford Pinto automobiles.

1968: A trip under fire up a Vietnamese river to treat patients proved a worrisome experience for Dr. Robert Foster of Youngstown who recently completed volunteer medical service in the Mekong Delta.

Mary Alice Shaker, daughter of Niles City Solicitor and Mrs. Mitchell Shaker, is awarded a full fellowship in secondary school art education by Ohio State University .

Upward of 35,000 people from Lawrence County’s 18 parishes are expected at the 21st annual Catholic Day outing at Cascade Park in New Castle, Pa.

1943: Fifteen of the best-known men in Youngstown’s four most flourishing “bug” houses are indicted on a total of 58 gambling counts by the special state grand jury in what special prosecutor Simon L. Leis termed “only a partial report.”

Standard Slag Co. submits the low bid for furnishing the state highway department with 4.73 miles of asphaltic concrete for repaving of Route 422 through Youngstown. The cost is $54,912.

Youngstown hotels facing a 25 percent rise in trade, coupled with manpower and material shortages, are cutting meal room services and may use girls as “bellboys.”

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