Today is Tuesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2005. There are 270 days left in the year. On this date in 1792, George Washington casts the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states.
In 1614, American Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. In 1621, the "Mayflower" sails from Plymouth, Mass., on a return trip to England. In 1887, British historian Lord Acton writes, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." In 1895, playwright Oscar Wilde loses his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry, who'd accused the writer of homosexual practices. In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death following their conviction in New York on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union; co-defendant Morton Sobell is sentenced to 30 years in prison (he is released in 1969). In 1964, Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur dies in Washington at age 84. In 1975, nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek dies at age 87. In 1976, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes dies in Houston at age 72. In 1992, Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton dies in Little Rock, Ark., at age 74. In 1997, Allen Ginsberg, the counterculture guru who'd shattered conventions as poet laureate of the Beat Generation, dies in New York City at age 70.
April 5, 1980: A veteran city employee files a slander suit against Atty. Avetis Darvanan, a member of the Civil Service Commission, over remarks Darvanan made while turning town a request for leave from the woman. Darvanan said she had been catered to over the years because of her political connections.
Work resumes on the restoration of the 140-year-old log cabin that eventually will be East Palestine's first historical museum.
A cut of $78 million slated for the federal nursing budget in fiscal 1981, if approved by Congress, will have a definite impact on nursing schools at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center and Youngstown State University, administrators report.
April 5, 1965: Coaches of the year are named at the annual Mahoning Valley Coaches Association clinic. Louis "Red" Angelo of Chaney is named Class AA grid coach, while Joe Rich of Mineral Ridge is Class A coach. Dick Selby of Boardman receives AA honors and Bob McClary of McDonald is the Class A award.
Some 300 members of 20 area Baptist churches are expected at the Family Missionary Fellowship Conference of the Struthers Baptist Tabernacle at Fourth and Elm streets.
April 5, 1955: Reliable courthouse sources say the so-called "flower fund" being raised by the custodian's staff is to be used to help return Thomas R. Bees to the office of county commissioner.
Dr. Abraham D. Armstead, 65, suspended in 1949 from practicing medicine for five years for bribing a city health inspector, is arrested on a charge of performing an illegal operation on an unmarried 23-year-old North Side woman.
Downtown Youngstown merchants report that Easter shoppers are causing a mild boom in store sales, with spending about 5 percent to 10 percent higher than the same pre-holiday upswing in 1954.
April 5, 1930: Quick action on the part of five Lansdowne Field employees save six planes valued at $50,000 from damage in a fire that swept through a hangar. Damage is estimated at $3,500.
Mill operations in Youngstown are showing an upward trend, with steel output up by 2 percent to 70 percent of capacity.
A gain of $1.8 million in bank deposits in Youngstown banks is registered as of March 27, compared to a year earlier. Total deposits are $74.3 million.