Today is Wednesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2018. There are 187 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1846: New York and Boston are linked by telegraph wires.

1905: The Industrial Workers of the World is founded in Chicago.

1944: During World War II, American forces liberated the French port of Cherbourg from the Germans.

1966: The Gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows” premieres on ABC-TV.

1988: Mike Tyson retains the undisputed heavyweight crown as he knocks out Michael Spinks 91 seconds into the first round of a championship fight in Atlantic City, N.J.

2008: North Korea destroys the most visible symbol of its nuclear weapons program, the cooling tower at its main atomic reactor at Yongbyon.

2013: The Senate passes, 68-32, comprehensive legislation offering the hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows; however, the measure would stall out in the GOP-led House.

2017: A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software begins causing mass disruption across the world, hitting Europe – and Ukraine – especially hard.


1993: Two Austintown Scouts working on their Eagle Scout awards, brothers Shaun and Richard Wray, are restoring the Lanterman/Moherman Cemetery at Mahoning Avenue and Raccoon Road.

Trumbull County Engineer James Fiorenzo has hired 17 full-time employees since taking office in January for a net gain in his department’s workforce of 13 people.

The Greater Youngstown Executive Council for the City of Hope National Medical Center will present its 1993 “Spirit of Hope” award to Bruce Zoldan, president of B.J. Alan Co. Inc.

1978: Dramatic increases in productivity could be achieved in the community/worker-owned steel plant being proposed by the Ecumenical Coalition of the Mahoning Valley, an independent expert has concluded.

Peter B. Betras receives a certificate of appreciation recognizing 50 years of service at the Mahoning County Bar Association’s annual banquet.

Hillside Hospital is given six months to meet federal “life safety” codes or lose its accreditation from the Joint Commission of Hospital Accreditation. The cost to comply is estimated at more than $225,000.

1968: The Youngstown FOP files suit against the city of Youngstown challenging Mayor Anthony B. Flask’s appointment of two new deputy chiefs of police because, the FOP says, no promotional exam has been held for those posts.

John Sederland and his wife, Helene, chief Boardman zoning inspector and zoning office clerk for 18 years, are fired by Boardman trustees. The motion was seconded by Harold Perkins who is said to have threatened their firing because they supported his opponent in November.

James Baddely Jr. of Sebring, who captured the teenage National Driver Excellence Award, is honored at the Amvet state convention in Columbus. Baddely received a $1,000 scholarship a 1968 Dodge and a trophy.

1943: Gambling interests in Youngstown are reported to be looking to the future and combining their resources behind a limited number of candidates for mayor. They hope to get a favorable nominee in both parties and will then decide which is more favorably inclined toward the rackets.

A heat wave breaks a 30-year record in Youngstown for a second day when the mercury climbs to 96 degrees. The previous high was 94 degrees in 1913.

An ornamental fireplace is dedicated during a Scout jamboree at Wick Park in memory of the late John Chase, playground director.

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