Today is Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2019. There are 201 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1842: Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes.

1927: Aviation hero Charles Lindbergh is honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York.

1935: James Braddock claims the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer in a 15-round fight in New York.

1966: The Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects have to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain silent.

1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1978: The movie musical “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, has its world premiere in New York.

2005: A jury in Santa Maria, Calif., acquits Michael Jackson of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch.

2008: Tim Russert, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” dies suddenly while preparing for his weekly broadcast; he was 58.

2014: The Internal Revenue Service tells Congress it lost a trove of emails to and from Lois Lerner, a central figure in the agency’s tea-party controversy.


1994: Defense lawyer J. Walter Dragelevich wants the trial of his client, Trumbull County Engineer James Fiorenzo on multiple charges, moved to another county, citing heavy news coverage.

The Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown announces its award winners: Jamey C. Mixon, youth of the year; Jasmine Handy, T.J. Lipton Sportsmanship Award; and April Spann, outstanding attendance.

At least two Youngstown Board of Education members want to make a counteroffer if Superintendent Alfred Tutela is offered a job in Massachusetts, but Board President Edna Pincham said Tutela has made it clear he does not want to stay and should be allowed to go.

1979: Undercover Pennsylvania state policeman Albert Izzo, 32, the father of three, is shot and killed during a drug raid in New Castle, Pa. Police are searching for two suspects in the shooting.

Motorcycles driven by the pallbearers lead the funeral procession for James Blevins, president of the Warren Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, from the Roberts Memorial Home in Warren. More than 100 motorcycles followed the hearse.

Fourth-grade students in Youngstown show better than a year’s improvement in reading, English and mathematics in an Ohio Survey Test follow-up.

1969: Rear Admiral Jerome H. King, a graduate of Rayen School and Yale University, is senior United States member of the joint U.S.-Australian Board of Inquiry probing the collision of an American destroyer and an Australian carrier.

A Mahoning County couple files suit for more than $1 million against General Motors. Thomas and Dorothy Bailey of Canfield say they were injured by exhaust fumes leaking into their 1967 Chevrolet Impala.

The Youngstown Board of Education adds out-patient services to the benefits plan for 1,150 teachers that already are included hospitalization and major medical coverage. The move increases the cost by 39 cents per teacher a month.

1944: Mayor Ralph O’Neill goes on record in favor of legislation to control the city’s mushrooming bingo games through licensing and regulations.

Pvt. Joseph Mokrovich, 29, of Youngstown is reported killed in action in North Africa on Nov. 28, shortly after arriving overseas.

McKelvey’s Downstairs Sale has readymade slip covers for $1.69; cotton house dresses for $2.99 in sizes to 52; non-ration play shoes, $2.98, and girl’s pinafores for $3.98.

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