Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time.


On this date in:

1788: The U.S. Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify it.

1834: Cyrus Hall McCormick receives a patent for his reaping machine.

1963: Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is chosen during a conclave of his fellow cardinals to succeed the late Pope John XXIII. The new pope takes the name Paul VI.

1964: Civil-rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney are slain in Philadelphia, Miss. Their bodies would be found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later.

1989: A sharply divided Supreme Court rules that burning the American flag as a form of political protest is protected by the First Amendment.


1993: The Mahoning Valley had the second-highest score in the nation in the Pentagon’s competition for a finance center, second only to Indianapolis.

Craig Beach Councilman James Becker is asking village residences to sign a petition listing reasons why they believe Mayor Julius Yuhasz should be removed from office.

Kevin Nealon, best known as muscle-bound Hans on “Saturday Night Live,” pumps up his audience at the Funny Farm Comedy Club in the Holiday Inn MetroPlex in Liberty.

1978: In the last of a four-part series on the Lykes-Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. merger in 1969, Vindicator staff writer Dale Peskin reports that one of the few local men to speak up against the merger was Fred Tod Jr., who resigned from the board and relinquished 60,000 shares of stock rather than submit to the terms of the merger.

The development of the steel industry in the Mahoning Valley will be the theme of a proposed Ohio Historical Society museum to be built in Youngstown. The Ohio General Assembly approves a $125,000 planning grant.

A 24-year-old New Philadelphia gas driller, Donald Walton, is killed when struck by a heavy pipe at a drilling site on state Route 534 in Southington, Trumbull County.

1968: Leetonia Village’s 27th annual Homecoming attracts 5,000 to the village.

Mahoning County commissioners agree unofficially to proceed with plans to purchase St. Patrick School on Glenwood Avenue as a center for all welfare offices.

Patricia Ennie, a Cardinal Mooney High School senior, wins third place in dramatic declaration in the final round of the National Forensic League Tournament at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.

Several pastoral changes in Youngstown Methodist churches are announced by Bishop Francis Kearns. Coming to Youngstown are the Rev. Donald Kline, Cleveland; Rev. Richard Washington, Elyria; and Rev. Charles Frost, Cleveland.

1943: Second Lt. Richard Burdick, 19, one of three children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Burdick of Youngstown in military service, is seriously injured in an airplane accident in Massachusetts. His sister, Carol, is in WAAC officers training school and his brother, Robert Jr., is a staff sergeant in the air forces.

William B. Gillies, 59, vice president of operations of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. and president of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce, dies of a heart attack.

Marie Wortman, a war “welderette” at Mac-Kenzie Muffler Co., is seriously burned in an explosion at the Meridian Road plant.

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