YEARS AGO FOR JUNE 25


Today is Monday, June 25, the 176th day of 2018. There are 189 days left in the year.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

On this date in:

1788: Virginia ratifies the U.S. Constitution.

1868: Congress passes an Omnibus Act allowing for the readmission of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to the Union.

1876: Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana.

1910: President William Howard Taft signs the White-Slave Traffic Act, more popularly known as the Mann Act, which makes it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes.

1950: War breaks out in Korea as forces from the communist North invade the South.

1967: The Beatles perform and record their new song “All You Need Is Love” during the closing segment of “Our World,” the first live international telecast which is carried by satellite from 14 countries.

1973: Former White House Counsel John W. Dean begins testifying before the Senate Watergate Committee, implicating top administration officials, including President Richard Nixon as well as himself, in the Watergate scandal and cover-up.

2009: Death claims Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” in Los Angeles at age 50 and actress Farrah Fawcett in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 62.

VINDICATOR FILES

1993: Less than half of Youngstown State University’s proposed $82.4 million budget for 1993-94 will come from the state, the first time in recent memory that state funding has dropped below the 50-percent mark.

FBI agents search Holly Beverage Co.’s North Meridian bottling plant in Youngstown as part of an investigation into counterfeit Coca-Cola products.

A 19-year-old Youngstown man wanted on robbery charges is charged with attempting to smuggle a gun into the city jail by hiding it in his rectum.

1978: Hubbard Councilman James McIntee asks City Solicitor Richard Scullin to draft an ordinance separating Hubbard city from Hubbard Township after Scullin tells council that city residents pay more than $11,000 a year to the township.

The Youngstown Area Jaycees are sponsoring the five-ring Carson & Barnes Circus at the Woolco Plaza at I-680 and Route 224.

Arthur W. Hartman, Clifford G. Swartz, Joseph T. Sikora and Richard J. Mason are elected to preside over the four bodies of York Rite Freemasonry in Youngstown.

1968: The Civil Aeronautics Board approves the merger of Lake Central Airlines, now serving Youngstown, and Allegheny Airlines, putting Youngstown on the schedule of the country’s largest local-service air operator.

Youngstown shows a 14-percent drop in four major crime categories and an increase by the same percent in nonviolent crime during the first three months of the year. Other major Ohio cities showed sharp increases.

Ohio National Guardsmen are ordered into the riot-torn Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus to maintain order after important keys were discovered missing. The riot and fire has cost $1 million.

1943: Fully half the meat slaughterers and distributors checked by the Office of Price Administration in Northern Ohio are in violation of price and rationing orders as meat shortages become more serious.

Employees of Youngstown water and street departments, members of Industrial Union Local 1234, vote to strike unless city council raises their wages.

Youngstown City Council’s airport investigating committee agrees with Mayor Spagnola that the Youngstown Municipal Airport should be under a special airport commission.

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