Today is Thursday, June 28, the 179th day of 2018. There are 186 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1838: Britain’s Queen Victoria is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, are shot to death in Sarajevo by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip – an act that sparked World War I.

1919: The Treaty of Versailles is signed in France, ending the First World War.

1944: The Republican national convention in Chicago nominates New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey for president and Ohio Gov. John W. Bricker for vice president.

1968: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moves commemorations for Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day and Veterans Day to Monday, creating three-day holiday weekends beginning in 1971.

1978: The Supreme Court orders the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke, a white man who argued he’d been a victim of reverse racial discrimination.

1989: About 1 million Serbs gather to mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo in 1389.


1993: Warren city officials were unaware that the city could charge Browning-Ferris Industries a tipping fee of $5 per ton for medical waste delivered to the BFI incinerator on Pine Street. The fee could have produced $50,000 for the city during the past year.

Lt. Gov. Mike DeWine says he will make President Bill Clinton the issue in the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Howard Metzenbaum.

Nicole Ross, a senior at Cardinal Mooney High School who has been playing golf since she was 8, will compete in the 26th annual Optimist Junior World Golf Championships at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, Calif.

1978: Four Youngstown booksellers are arrested on charges of pandering obscenity after raids by the Police Department Strike Force in which videos depicting juvenile sex or sex between humans and animals were confiscated.

Two Youngstown firemen escape possible death when they were caught in a backdraft of flames during a general-alarm fire that destroyed the Bernard-Daniels Lumber Co. on Albert Street.

The Girard Chamber of Commerce launches a drive-in support of the one-half percent city income tax to be voted on at a special election July 18.

1968: North Lima and Green Local School Districts will be merged as a new district to be known as South Range Local School District.

For the fifth year, Salem area families will open homes to children from 6 to 12 years old from underprivileged areas of Cleveland. The children will spend 10 days in 58 homes as part of the “Friendly Town” project.

The South Side Community Action Center and the Downtown Cooperative Ministry will open a coffeehouse called “The Hangup” at First Baptist Temple, Boardman Street.

1943: Lightning strikes the Kinsman Feed and Grain Co. barn on Route 322, and the building burns to the ground.

Lake Milton claims its second victim of the year, Dolores Pavlik, 10, of Cleveland who drowned at Catalpa Grove. There were five drownings in the area as bathers seek relief from the heat wave.

“Ol Alapeka” from the Cozad loft of Salem takes first honors in the Youngstown-Salem concourse pigeon race from Vandalia, Ill. The Russell loft of Youngstown took second and third places. The birds averaged 1,347.37 yards per minute.

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