Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2019. There are 202 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1665: England installs a municipal government in New York, formerly the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.

1776: Virginia’s colonial Legislature adopts a Declaration of Rights.

1939: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated in Cooperstown, N.Y.

1963: Civil-rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, is shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Miss.

1967: The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.

1987: President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, exhorts Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home. (O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but was eventually held liable in a civil action.)

2004: Former President Ronald Reagan’s body is sealed inside a tomb at his presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif., after a week of mourning and remembrance by world leaders and regular Americans.

2009: The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 to win the Stanley Cup in Game 7.

2016: An American-born Muslim opens fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Fla., leaving 49 people dead and 53 wounded before being shot dead by police.


1994: The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is on display at the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pa.

Ed Daley, manager of the BW-3 restaurant in downtown Youngstown, says he was warned by friends that Youngstown was a violent city, but he feels safer here than in Akron

Taras Zacharko of Youngstown is reunited with his brother, Jaroslov, during a visit to their boyhood home in Sambir, Ukraine, 50 years after Taras, then 13, was snatched from the family field by German soldiers and pressed into service burying bodies in Russia.

1979: Janet Virostek is Liberty Township’s newest police officer, making Liberty the first township in Ohio to hire a female law officer.

A convoy of truckers out of Detroit, including at least 30 car haulers, plays havoc with traffic on Interstate 80 near state Route 46, slowing to 20 to 25 mph. State troopers pulled the convoy over and ticketed 28 drivers for traveling at a speed that caused congestion.

Atty. Joseph R. Bryan is introduced as president of the Mahoning County Bar Association at the annual election meeting at the Youngstown Country Club.

1969: A graduation prank apparently got out of hand for three youths when a number of other youths took over the party and painted and littered Chaney High School with junk items.

Robert M. Rusnak, sales representative for the Tamarkin Co., is elected president of Ohev Tzedek Temple.

Terry Ford, 16, a junior at Ursuline High School is the winner of McKelvey’s Jantzen Smile Girl contest. She will vie with 37 other girls in Hawaii for the national title.

1944: Two Youngstown paratroopers are identified from a picture that ran in The Vindicator of troops holding a Nazi flag captured during the D-Day invasion. They are Sgt. Julius J. Sovak, 29, and Pvt. Robert Watson, 19.

Employment ceilings for individual employers in the Youngstown district will be fixed by a manpower priorities committee.

The Rev. Harry Webb, pastor of Free Methodist Church of New Middletown for the last three years, leaves for Harvard University where he is enrolled in the Army chaplain school.

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