Today is Monday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2003. There are 324 days left in the year. On this date in 1967, the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, goes into effect.
In 1763, France cedes Canada to England under the Treaty of Paris, which ends the French and Indian War. In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. In 1846, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormons, begin an exodus to the west from Illinois. In 1942, the former French liner Normandie capsizes in New York Harbor a day after it catches fire while being refitted for the U.S. Navy. In 1942, RCA Victor presents Glenn Miller and his Orchestra with a "gold record" for their recording of "Chattanooga Choo Choo," which has sold more than 1 million copies. In 1949, Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opens at Broadway's Morosco Theater. In 1962, the Soviet Union exchanges captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolph Ivanovich Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States. In 1968, Peggy Fleming of the United States wins the gold medal in ladies' figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France. In 1981, eight people are killed, 198 injured, when fire breaks out at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino. In 1989, Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first black to head a major U.S. political party.
February 10, 1978: In a six month old report that was never published, the federal government warns that its own regulations might foster a crisis in the American steel industry. The report is publicized for the first time by William Sullivan Jr., president of the Western Reserve Economic Development Agency in Niles.
Gov. James A Rhodes declares an energy emergency in Ohio, asking President Carter for a third time in three weeks to intervene in the national coal strike.
It is "shocking and disgraceful" that only a tiny percentage of professional employees on Capitol Hill are black while Congress requires the rest of society to end racial discrimination, says Sen. John Glenn.
February 10, 1963: Republic Rubber Division of Lee Rubber & amp; Tire Corp. "terminates" a pension plan for salaried employees and cuts in half "voluntary" pension payments for another group of non-union retired employees. About 100 to 125 Republic "old-timers" are affected. Rumors of the impending cut began when retirees didn't receive scheduled checks on Jan. 15.
Nearly a dozen meat and poultry packing, food processing and distribution concerns and a national fisheries company are studying the Youngstown area for possible location of plants and warehouses, says Carl Gangloff, secretary of the Youngstown area Development Foundation.
"Public Health Problems and the General Practitioner" will be the topic of a talk by Dr. Ralph S. Lloyd, assistant surgeon general of the U.S. Dental Health Service, when the Corydon Palmer Dental Society meets at the Elks Club.
February 10, 1953: Television Station WFMJ-TV, operating on ultra high frequency Channel 73, beams out a strong test-pattern that was received as far away as Akron, about 45 miles from the station's transmitter site on Youngstown's South Side.
The Soldiers Relief Commission in Mahoning County is a pretty expensive proposition, with its administration costing two-thirds the total amount of money paid out in relief. The commission spent $22,410 to disburse $32,815 in 1951, the most recent year for which there are figures.
Only 10 percent of Youngstown's population consists of residents who were born in foreign lands, the lowest percentage since the late 1880s, before the wave of immigration for central Europe, U.S. Census figure reveal.
February 10, 1928: Building contractors and supply dealers, members of Builders Exchanges from the entire United States, will gather in Youngstown next year for the annual convention of Builders Exchange, it is decided during the convention in Lakeworth, Fla.
The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union gives a check for $1,000 to Youngstown Mayor Joe Heffernan for the Mine Relief Fund, which brings the total collected for striking miners and their children in southern Columbiana County to more than $4,000.
Joseph Binder, 55, of Arch St., Salem, is killed instantly when he was struck by a Pennsylvania flyer at the New Garden Street crossing.