Today is Friday, June 29, the 180th day of 2018. There are 185 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1520: Montezuma II, the ninth and last emperor of the Aztecs, dies in Tenochtitlan.

1613: London’s original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays are performed, is destroyed by a fire sparked by a cannon shot during a performance of “Henry VIII.”

1767: Britain approves the Townshend Revenue Act, which imposes import duties on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper and tea shipped to the American colonies. (Colonists bitterly protested, prompting Parliament to repeal the duties – except for tea.)

1927: The first trans-Pacific airplane flight is completed as U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Lester J. Maitland and Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger arrive at Wheeler Field in Hawaii after flying 2,400 miles from Oakland, Calif., in 25 hours, 50 minutes.

1967: Actress Jayne Mansfield, 34, is killed along with her boyfriend, Sam Brody, and their driver, when their car slams into the rear of a tractor-trailer on a highway in Louisiana.

2003: Actress Katharine Hepburn dies in Old Saybrook, Conn., at age 96.

2017: A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban takes effect.


1993: A $2.8 million grant sought by Gov. George V. Voinovich and area lawmakers to help retrain workers at the General Motors Corp.’s Lordstown assembly plant is contained in the state’s $30-billion two-year budget.

The century-old Stambaugh mansion once occupied by one of Youngstown’s most prominent families and later by St. Elizabeth Hospital nursing students, is demolished. The hospital bought the mansion in 1926 for $105,000, but the cost of maintaining it had become prohibitive.

Girard Police Chief Anthony Ross declines to attend a Girard City Council meeting despite a request by councilmen that he attend to answer questions on policy and procedures. Law Director Ronald Marks said he advised Ross not to attend because a recent suicide at the city jail is still under investigation.

1978: Weston O. Johnstone, director of the Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce, says he already has received 600 applications for jobs at the jet airplane factory that may be built at Youngstown Municipal Airport.

Janet Dahman of Cortland and Mark Zelenak of Southington are crowned Queen and King of the Trumbull County Fair, which will run through July 4.

Capt. Harvey R. Jokinen, a graduate of New Castle Area High School and West Point, is among nine soldiers who died in the crash of a helicopter during training maneuvers in Wuerzburg, Germany. Capt. Jokinen, 28, was to be separated from the Army June 1 but was asked to remain on duty through the exercises.

1968: Cheryl Jordan, 9, of Bettman Street dies in her mother’s arms after being shot in the back, apparently by a neighbor who was irate over children’s litter and vandalism on her property. Mrs. Ollie Morris is in police custody.

McNicholas Storage Inc. will build a $250,000 addition to its public warehouse on West Federal Street.

Five veteran Baltimore & Ohio Railroad employees are honored at a retirement dinner at the USW Local 1330 Hall on Salt Springs Road. D.E. Childs, retiring Youngstown terminal trainmaster, has 50 years on the railroad.

1943: The Office of Price Administration has ordered all supplementary gasoline rations reviewed and revised during July, affecting thousands of Youngstown district motorists.

Five Youngstown food merchants accused of irregularities in the sale of sugar and meat face suspension of their ability to accept rationing coupons.

Four Youngstown soldiers and one from Poland, all previously listed as missing, are confirmed as German prisoners: Pvt. John Cahill, Pfc. Thomas Harver, Pfc. John Pacholec, Pvt. Philip Paranzino and Pvt. Albert Manholland of Poland.

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