Today is Tuesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2018. There are 188 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1483: Richard III begins his reign as King of England.

1870: The first section of the Atlantic City, N.J., Boardwalk opens to the public.

1963: President John F. Kennedy visits West Berlin, where he delivers his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city’s residents, declaring: “Ich bin ein Berliner” (“I am a Berliner”).

1977: Elvis Presley performs his last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.

1993: President Bill Clinton announces the U.S. launched missiles against Iraqi targets because of “compelling evidence” Iraq had plotted to assassinate former President George H. W. Bush.

2008: The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a handgun ban in the District of Columbia as it affirms, 5-4, that an individual right to gun ownership exists.

2013: In deciding its first cases on the issue, the U.S. Supreme Court gives the nation’s legally married gay couples equal federal footing with all other married Americans.


1993: Dr. Raymond E. Dye, a former vice president for student affairs at San Francisco State University, is named to the same position at Youngstown State University by the board of trustees.

Mahoning County deputy sheriffs Carmen Costantino and Jerry Bayus help rouse and evacuate five people from a burning duplex at 637 Mahoning Ave.

Sister Patricia Slater of Cleveland, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame, is appointed director of the Newman Student Center at Youngstown State University.

1978: Thomas J. Travers, chairman of Commercial Shearing Inc., Mrs. Charles B. Cushwa Jr. and Youngstown State University President John J. Coffelt announce the establishment of a $500,000 endowment for the creation of the Charles B. Cushwa Jr. Institute for Industrial Development.

The Youngstown Cartage Co., a major Youngstown-headquartered steel-hauling concern, has ordered $7.6 million worth of new rolling stock, William F. Wolff Jr., company president announces.

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1968: Ten of Mahoning County’s local school districts probably won’t meet state minimum standards for 1968 if they remain independent, says W.C. Smith, county superintendent. Only Austintown and Boardman would meet state standards.

Vandals using Molotov cocktails started three fires,causing $2,100 damage to Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church on Laird Avenue. The church has been vacant for three years, the result of dissension within the church.

The appointment of John R. Thomas of Poland as superintendent of maintenance of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. Brier Hill plant is announced by T. Bruce Carpenter, district manager.

1943: A $2 million Zeppelin hangar large enough to hold five football fields and standing 17 stories high is being built at Akron Airport, now a war plant.

Laborers in the Youngstown city water and street departments got increases in excess of those granted other city employees in the past 12 years, a comparison shows.

Victory Trailer Park, Warren’s first federally sponsored project of its kind, will be open for inspection. There are 240 two-room trailers and 80 with three rooms.

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