Today is Tuesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2018. There are 223 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1761: The first American life insurance policy is issued in Philadelphia to a Rev. Francis Allison. His premium is six pounds per year.

1913: The American Cancer Society is founded in New York under its original name, the American Society for the Control of Cancer.

1968: The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, sinks in the Atlantic Ocean.

1992: Johnny Carson hosts NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the final time.

2011: A tornado devastates Joplin, Mo., with winds up to 250 mph, claiming at least 159 lives and destroying about 8,000 structures.

2013: Lois Lerner, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents had targeted conservative groups, swears to a House committee she did nothing wrong.

2017: A suicide bomber sets off an improvised explosive device that kills 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.


1993: Niles police turn over their investigation of a former Niles probation officer to the FBI, saying federal authorities have the resources to investigate interstate fraud.

Dr. Y.T. Chiu, a Youngstown plastic surgeon, is elected chairman of the board of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Warren Bentz rules that Sharon Steel can sell $5 million worth of steel held in a Farrell warehouse. Steelworkers have been blocking access to the steel. arguing the company shouldn’t be able to sell the steel until it pays the workers who produced it.

1978: At the annual Communion dinner sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, Father Joseph Iati, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, urges Youngstown police officers to stick together in the face of adversity and resist efforts to break their ranks.

April Hanees, 21, a student of special education at Kent State University, is killed when her parachute failed to open while skydiving near Atwater in Portage County.

Mrs. Margaret Cushwa, widow of Charles B. Cushwa Jr., and her children, Charles Cushwa III, Mary Ellen Wolsonovich and William Cushwa, attend dedication ceremonies for Cushwa Hall, the $7.5 million College of Applied Science and Technology building at Youngstown State University.

1968: Chauncey A. Cochran, 3443 Logan Way, a former Vindicator reporter, has been injured during a public information mission in the Mekong Delta and is in a military hospital in Saigon. Cochran was injured by shrapnel after a large Viet Cong round struck his boat. Two men were killed.

More than 600 advisers and officers attend the annual Mahoning County 4-H conference at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The grandstand show will include Anita Bryant, Bobby Vinton and the Young Americans.

1943: The last two of four bandits who held up the Farmers National Bank branch in Salem of $26,000 in 1935 are brought to justice. Roy Douglas Brown is sentenced to 14 years at Leavenworth and John C. Abele, who pleaded insanity, is sent to an institution for evaluation.

Youngstown councilmen are warned by Ralston Collins, Chamber of Commerce tax expert, that if raises sought by unions and city employees are granted, the city would eventually be unable to meet payroll.

Three district men are wounded in North Africa: Steve Falhamer, Masury; Dominick Mangino, Niles; Henry Stemlock, Lowellville.

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