Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th day of 2019. There are 229 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1770: Marie Antoinette, age 14, marries the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.

1868: At the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, 35 of 54 senators vote to find Johnson guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” over his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, falling one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict.

1919: Pianist Liberace is born in West Allis, Wis.

1920: Joan of Arc is canonized by Pope Benedict XV.

1939: The federal government begins its first food stamp program in Rochester, N.Y.

1943: The nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends as German forces crush the Jewish resistance and blow up the Great Synagogue.

1991: Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to address the United States Congress as she lauds U.S.-British cooperation in the Persian Gulf War.

2007: Anti-war Democrats in the Senate fail in an attempt to cut off funds for the Iraq war.

2014: Federal safety regulators slap General Motors with a record $35 million fine for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars linked at that point to at least 13 deaths.


1994: Ninja, an 18-month-old Labrador mix, joins the Youngstown arson investigation unit, trained to detect accelerants used in arson.

Youngstown State University will host 50 high school students at its Sixth Annual Engineering Expo for a week in July.

Trumbull County Sheriff Thomas Altiere assigns Sgt Daniel D’Annunzio to reopen an investigation into the 1978 death of Sharon Brain after an autopsy conducted after her body was exhumed determined that she was strangled. Her death originally had been ruled accidental.

1979: Mahoning County commissioners adopt a resolution to enter into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for planning and design of a proposed Mahoning-Columbiana Sewer System.

The Senate Highway and Transportation Committee votes to continue tolls on the Ohio Turnpike after some $50 million in bonds are paid off in 1981.

Receiving YSU pins at the 20th annual honors convocation at Youngstown State University were Sam C. Barbera, John J. Carano Jr., Elody Ann Fee, Patrick D. Scullin and John R. Steen.

1969: Shareholders of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. and Lykes Corp. vote simultaneously in favor of merging the two companies into Lykes-Youngstown Corp.

Hugh A. Frost, executive director of the McGuffey Center for 13 years and former member of the Youngstown Board of Education, is named assistant to the president of Youngstown State University, Dr. Albert Pugsley.

Sharon teachers return to the classroom after a four-day strike by the Sharon Education Association in quest of higher pay. The board refused to negotiate until the walkout ended.

1944: The Ravenna Ordnance Center is selected by the federal government as one of the shell-loading plants to receive, examine and classify ammunition returned from the theaters of war.

Thirty Legionnaires in uniform, assisted by local Boy Scouts, will go door-to-door to collect wearable clothing for Russian peasants, fugitives from the German war machine. Youngstowners have been asked to contribute 250,000 pounds.

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