3 things about today

This photo circa 1918 shows troops of the 369th Infantry marching in a parade in their honor in New York City.

  1. Less than 24 hours remain until the Ontario City Council’s work session at noon on Thursday in City Hall. The council will be discussing the buffer zone between the building that houses the Malheur ESD’s Early Prevention program and a proposed recreational marijuana dispensary less than 1,000 feet away in Canyon Village.
  2. Less than three years after his brother former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Bobby Kennedy was shot on this day in 1968 and he died the following day, June 6, 2019. Just a few weeks prior, he stopped in Ontario during a campaign visit for the Oregon Primary Election. He was running for president.
  3. On this day in 1917, the first draft for World War I began, for U.S. men ages 21 to 31. According to www.archives.gov, this was the first of three drafts. Historical files on record show information for the 24 million men who registered for the draft through Selective Service, which went into effect on May 18, 1917.
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