Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1611: English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people are set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers aboard the Discovery.
1918: A train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families is rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond, Ind., killing at least 86 people aboard the circus train.
1937: Joe Louis begins his reign as world heavyweight boxing champion by knocking out Jim Braddock in the eighth round of their fight in Chicago.
1940: In World War II, Adolf Hitler gains a stunning victory as France is forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris.
1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the “GI Bill of Rights.”
1969: Singer-actress Judy Garland dies in London at age 47.
1977: John N. Mitchell becomes the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he begins serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up.
2012: Ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is convicted by a jury in Bellefonte, Pa., on 45 counts of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years.
1993: Nursing programs at Youngstown State University and St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center will merge in an arrangement that will eventually phase out the hospital’s school.
Leading U.S. steel companies, including LTV Steel and USX Corp., accuse major foreign competitors of controlling much of the world trade in steel products through secret agreements to fix prices and avoid competition.
Hubbard City Council passes legislation introduced by Councilman Richard Keenen, D-4th, restricting city park use to Hubbard school district residents and their guests. Signs will be posted informing park-goers that they are subject to being asked to provide proof of residency.
1978: U.S. Atty. Gen. Griffin Bell overrules his staff and anti-trust chief to approve a merger of the LTV and Lykes corporations, parents of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. and Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp.
ICX Aviation Inc. says it plans to build a $150 million plant at Youngstown Municipal Airport which would employ 4,600 workers to build Russian-designed, medium-sized jet aircraft.
Mrs. Ralph Kroehle, who has allowed the Trumbull Art Guild to use her childhood home on Mahoning Avenue in Warren as its art gallery for nine years, donates the Gillmer House to TAG.
1968: Youngstown State University would get $15,000 under a $430,000 program proposed by the Ohio Board of Regents to provide tutorial assistance at state universities to students with poverty backgrounds.
The Tetronics-Geris Corp. is awarded a $605,000 contract to build a new control tower at the Youngstown Municipal Airport.
Lt. John Davis of Niles, who commanded a gunboat sunk June 16, is off the danger list aboard the hospital ship USS Sanctuary and may return home soon, says his father, Dr. Roy Davis.
1943: Atty. Russell Mock, counsel for two lottery house operators who failed to appear in court, informs Judge Adrian Newcomb he intends to file an affidavit of prejudice to have a new court hear the case.
Three officials of the J.D. Fowler Co. are injured, one seriously, in a fight at the Hubbard blast furnace over firing some workers. Injured are: Philip Auld, David O’Neil and Alois Opel.
Ohio Gov. John W. Bricker signs the “numbers” bill providing prison terms and high fines for people convicted of furthering the numbers racket.