Flashback: What Happened on June 18, ....
• 1917 South Charleston was chartered as a city.
• 1923 The trial of Bill Blizzard as an accessory in the killing of George Munsy began in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, after being relocated from Charles Town, Jefferson County. The trial ended in a hung jury.
• 1949 West Virginia adopted the sugar maple as the state tree and the cardinal as the state bird.
• 1992 Andrew “Hun” Pastoria of Morgantown, Monongalia County, was charged with allegedly attempting to extort money from a coal operator in order to influence a case before the State Supreme Court.