Today is Monday, May 14, the 134th day of 2018. There are 231 days left in the year.


Today is Monday, May 14, the 134th day of 2018. There are 231 days left in the year.

Associated Press

On this date in:

1796: English physician Edward Jenner inoculates 8-year-old James Phipps against smallpox by using cowpox matter.

1804: The Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory as well as the Pacific Northwest leaves camp near present-day Hartford, Ill.

1900: The Olympic games open in Paris as part of the 1900 World’s Fair.

1925: The Virginia Woolf novel “Mrs Dalloway” is first published in England and the United States.

1955: Representatives from eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign the Warsaw Pact in Poland. (The Pact was dissolved in 1991.)

1968: John Lennon and Paul McCartney hold a news conference in New York to announce the creation of the Beatles’ latest business venture, Apple Corps.

1973: The United States launches Skylab 1, its first manned space station. (Skylab 1 remained in orbit for six years before burning up during re-entry in 1979.)

1988: 27 people, mostly teens, are killed when their church bus collides with a pickup truck going the wrong direction on a highway near Carrollton, Ky. (Truck driver Larry Mahoney served 91/2 years in prison for manslaughter.)

1998: Frank Sinatra dies at a Los Angeles hospital at age 82.

VINDICATOR FILES

1993: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William J. Bodoh orders Phar-Mor Inc. to produce documents that the company has maintained are confidential, but which the court believes may shine light on an alleged fraud scheme.

Even as construction is continuing on a $5.27 million federal courthouse at the base of the Market Street Bridge in downtown Youngstown, the federal General Services Administration is prepared to recommend a second, $25-million building on the other side of downtown.

General Motors Corp. says it may have to add $5 billion to its already staggeringly under funded pension liability by the end of the year.

1978: Some Youngstown steel executives tell The Vindicator’s George Reiss that they doubt President Jimmy Carter’s trigger pricing system aimed at curbing the avalanche of cheap foreign steel imports will work.

A group of Sharon taxpayers asks the Mercer County Court to declare the city’s 1978 taxing ordinances “to be illegal, period.”

Five area men pass their CPA examinations: John P. Donchess Jr., Paul A. Williams, David C. Zoky, Kenneth F. Smaltz and Brian A. Barbuto. 1968: Pfc. Joseph Clingerman, 19, a 1967 graduate of East High School, is reported killed in Vietnam May 6 when his jeep struck a mine.

Trumbull County Democrats elect Dr. William J. Timmins chairman of the party executive committee and Niles Solicitor Mitchell F. Shaker, secretary.

The Niles Garden Club celebrates its 32 nd anniversary at a luncheon during which Mrs. Lucius Cochran reviewed “Our Crowd” by Stephen Birmingham.

1943: Mahoning County’s special grand jury, which is probing vice and crime in Youngstown, reconvenes with Joseph H. Jones as foreman, succeeding J. Fearnly Bonnell, who is ill.

Construction of the $3 million Mosquito dam and reservoir is approved by federal agencies.

Four Youngstown men and four district men are officially listed as prisoners of war: Michael Havrila, Donald Barrett, George Tarkanish, John J. Weber, John Oleska Jr., Charles Kerecman, Clinton Rogers and Paul Batcho.

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