Today is Sunday, April 10, the 100th day of 2005. There are 265 days left in the year. On this date in 1912, the RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
In 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is incorporated. In 1925, the novel "The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is first published. In 1932, German president Paul Von Hindenburg is re-elected, with Adolf Hitler coming in second. In 1953, the 3-D horror movie "House of Wax," produced by Warner Bros. and starring Vincent Price, premieres in New York. In 1963, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher fails to surface off Cape Cod, Mass., in a disaster that claims 129 lives. In 1972, the United States and the Soviet Union join some 70 nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare. In 1974, Golda Meir announces her resignation as prime minister of Israel. In 1978, Arkady Shevchenko, a high-ranking Soviet citizen employed by the United Nations, seeks political asylum in the United States. In 1981, imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands wins election to the British Parliament. In 1998, the Northern Ireland peace talks conclude as negotiators reach a landmark settlement to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.
April 10, 1980: Diane Wudske, a 1967 graduate of East Palestine High School, is a flight attendant on an American Airlines 727 jet that was hijacked from San Diego and flown to Cuba. The hijacker got off in Havana and the plane with all its crew and passengers safe flew to Miami.
New Castle City Council gives its meter maids new marching orders: They are not to stand at parking meters waiting for the red flag to pop. If they see a meter approaching expiration they are to continue their rounds, and before writing a ticket, they must give the dial a turn.
At least five Ohio universities and two technical schools will seek approval of their board of trustees for tuition increase. Ohio Univeristy, for instance, woul increase its instructional and gnereal fee for a quarter from $357 to $402.
Seven Youngstown area students are among 1,500 high school seniors in the nation named to corporate four-year National Merit Scholarship. They are George Wyszomierski, Linda Ladygo, Stanley Franklin, Samuel Sirimarco, Wendy Emanuelson, Mark Myers and Kay Hallstrom.
Niles city employee union leaders deny their recently won pay raises are the cause of massive layoffs announced by Safety-Service Director Gene Sprecacenere, but says they are willing to talk with city officials about wages if there is a chance of saving some jobs.
April 10, 1965: Three Youngstown University seniors who have perfect academic records of "A" grades are among the students given awards at Honors Day. They are Barbara Hyre, Helen Yozwiak and Miriam Keeling.
A railroad executive who opposes the Lake Erie-Ohio River canal tells the Cleveland City Club that the canal would improve Youngstown's position as a steel-making center at the expense of Cleveland.
Stephen C. Baytos & amp; Associates sign a 20-year-lease for a $1.5 million parking garage to be built at the rear of the Plaza One complex. The lease for the 450-car garage is signed with the Airport Parking Corp. of America of Cleveland.
April 10, 1955: The mayors of Youngstown and Niles are not optimistic about settling their disagreements over apportioning the costs of the Meander-Berlin pipeline when they meet with directors of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District.
At least 2,000 to 3,000 Youngstown district unemployed workers will join the "back to work" march as business shows signs that it will continue to pick up over the next two to three months.
Prof. Edmund M. Morgan, an 1897 graduate of Rayen School, who went on to graduate from Harvard Law School and to teach there, is honored by the governing board of the university by having a practice courtroom in the main law school named for him.
About 2,400 Girl Scouts in the Youngstown district begin their annual cookie sale Proceeds will be used for the construction of shelters, a lodge and a water system at the Girl Scout Camp.
Mike Klapak, Warren speedster who has won the Midwest Association for Race Cars (MARC) championship for five seasons, will race a brand new 1955 Cadillac on the stock car circuit that will open April 23 at the Canfield Speedway. The car will carry Klapak's familiar number, 23, coincidental to his entering his 23rd season of racing.
April 10, 1930: The merger of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. and Bethlehem Steel Corp. is again hanging in the balance as attorneys for Cyrus Eaton seek an injunction based on the votes of 71,202 shares that Eaton says were bought after the record date for the vote.
Youngstown contractors ask for and receive a one-week delay in the opening of bids for construction of the $1 million Warner theater in Youngstown. Excavation is to begin with 15 days of the award of the general contract for the new playhouse.
Youngstown and New Castle football fans will get to see football action in May, and under floodlights. Details for a game between Chaney High and New Castle High are being worked out for either May 9 or May 16.
The balance sheet of the Ford Motor Co., filed with the Massachusetts commissioner of corporation, indicates a profit for 1929 of $82 million, the equivalent of $473 a share, all of which is held by Henry Ford and his son, Edsel B. Ford.
The committee on Intercollegiate Athletics of the Ohio College Association says there is not enough representation in college sports and wants to see more accent placed on intramural athletics and less on varsity competition. The committee proposes that varsity squads be limited to juniors and seniors.
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