Today is Wednesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1782: Congress approves the Great Seal of the United States, featuring the emblem of the bald eagle.

1837: Queen Victoria accedes to the British throne after the death of her uncle, King William IV.

1893: A jury in New Bedford, Mass., finds Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.

1948: The variety series “Toast of the Town,” hosted by Ed Sullivan (for whom the show would later be renamed), debuts on CBS television.

1988: The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upholds a New York City law making it illegal for private clubs with more than 400 members to exclude women and minorities.

2013: The Food and Drug Administration approves unrestricted sales of the morning-after pill, lifting all age limits on the emergency contraceptive.

2017: Rapper Prodigy, a member of the hardcore New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, dies in Las Vegas at age 42.


1993: An impending ban on yard waste being deposited in Ohio landfills faces an enforcement glitch because the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t designed a comprehensive plan under House Bill 529.

Theresa Gasparek gives birth to her third daughter, Miah, born on June 17, the same date as the baby’s two sisters, Mechee, 7, and Makala, 4. Mrs. Gasparek, a nurse at North Side Hospital, and her husband, Darius, arrived at the hospital at 9:30 p.m., and the baby was born at 10:12.

Lakeview High School student Danica Jakubick designs a new uniform patch for the Bazetta Township Police Department.

1978: New Castle’s four banks and two savings and loan institutions agree to lend the city $1.2 million to finance a new downtown parking garage.

The Warren Board of Education gives its 44-member Desegregation Commission its marching orders after debate that included suggested additions and corrections by members Henry Angelo, Constance Goldberg and Catherine Swan, all of which were defeated.

Atty. E. Winther McCroom says the NAACP has “serious objections” to the desegregation plan submitted by the Youngstown Board of Education to the U.S. District Court.

1968: The Most Rev. James W. Malone is installed as bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown officially during a mass in St. Columba Cathedral attended by 1,200, including 30 bishops from throughout the United States.

Complaints of prostitution on the near North Side are made for the third time in two months when the Arlington Street Block Club appears before Youngstown City Council. Mrs. Hilda Atwood, city secretary, says the city has treated their complaints casually.

Sixty-five members of Local 47, Building Service and Maintenance Employees Union (AFL-CIO), were ready to strike at the Mahoning County Nursing Home until a seniority grievance was settled.

1943: An 8-year-old Warren girl, Sally Ann Abeggien, writes a patriotic song, “I’m Proud to Be an American,” which has been submitted for copyright.

The first formal military retreat, troop review and parade in Warren’s history is held at the Lordstown Ordnance Depot by units of Fort Wayne Ordnance Depot of Detroit and the Lordstown Depot.

Atty. Raymond Falls, dean of Youngstown College Law School, and Mrs. Falls preside over a dinner for the law-school faculty men and their wives. YC President Howard Jones and Mrs. Jones were guests.

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