Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1537: Spanish explorer Pedro de Mendoza, the founder of Buenos Aires, dies aboard his ship while heading back to Spain.

1757: Forces of the East India Co. led by Robert Clive win the Battle of Plassey, which marks the beginning of British colonial rule in India.

1868: Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for his “Type-Writer,” featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful typewriter.

1947: The Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, designed to limit the power of organized labor.

1972: President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discuss using the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation.

1993: In a case that drew widespread attention, Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, Va., sexually mutilates her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her.

2017:President Donald Trump signs a bill making it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency struggling to serve millions of military vets.


1993: As the Catholic Church nationwide grapples with how to respond to victims of sexual abuse by priests, Youngstown Bishop James W. Malone announces that he will appoint a committee to revise the diocese’s policy on sexual misconduct by clergy.

For the second year, some Columbiana County families will host 10 children from Chernobyl, Russia, who are in the U.S. for medical rehabilitation.

Youngstown Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro is pushing to have the entire city declared an enterprise zone to spur development in areas where tax abatements and other economic incentives are not available.

1978: Two area aluminum companies, Bliss Manufacturing Co. and the F.A. Pilgrim Co., could supply the high-strength alloys needed for the X-Avia airplane plant that is proposed for the Youngstown Municipal Airport.

New Castle City Council denies a fast-food store’s request for a permit to add gasoline pumps to its premises, then introduces legislation that would be one of the toughest laws in the country on service stations.

The night manager of the Ellwest Stereo Theater at 1410 Market St., Norman Sugden, 29, shoots and kills one of two robbers who enters the store and is wounded by return gunfire. The second robber escapes.

1968: More than 100 delegates from around Ohio attend a three-day convention of the Young Democrats of Ohio at the Voyager Motor Inn in downtown Youngstown.

The Most Rev. James Malone, bishop of Youngstown, falls while jogging at the YMCA and breaks his right forearm. Nonetheless, he attends the Ursuline High School reunion.

More than 600 area youth train at orientation meetings in Youngstown for work throughout the county under the Youngstown Area Community Action Council’s Summer Youth Opportunity Program.

1943: A 24-year-old mother of five who allegedly hid an infant in a dresser drawer since May 23 to keep it a secret from her husband was sentenced to six months in county jail by Judge Henry Beckenbach after she pleaded guilty to child neglect.

After receiving a “green light” from the War Production Board to construct three platform towers for the city’s air raid sirens, the board of control awards a contract for the first tower to Ben Rudick & Sons Inc.

Tom Jones Jr. fires a 35 in the City Y Golf League to take individual honors from F.A. Smith, who has a 37. Ted Olson is third with 39.

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