Today is Monday, April 11, the 101st day of 2005. There are 264 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberate the notorious Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany.
In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates as emperor of France and is banished to the island of Elba. In 1898, President McKinley asks Congress for a declaration of war against Spain. In 1899, the treaty ending the Spanish-American War is declared in effect. In 1951, President Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his commands in the Far East. In 1953, Oveta Culp Hobby becomes the first Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. In 1968, President Johnson signs into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, a week after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1970, Apollo 13 blasts off on its ill-fated mission to the moon. (The astronauts manage to return safely). In 1979, Idi Amin is deposed as president of Uganda as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seize control. In 1980, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issues regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors.
April 11, 1980: Gasoline sales at Ohio Turnpike plazas are being limited to $8 per customer because of demand for lower priced gas that is available in the state. Regular gas is selling at Sohio stations on the turnpike for $1.04 per gallon.
The impending closing of three Warren elementary schools will result in the reassignment of more than 600 students. Washington, Willard and Lincoln elementaries will be closed.
Youngstown Mayor George Vukovich said his plan to recover sponsorship of a $3.5 million federal grant for Commuter Aircraft Corp. will not jeopardize the $46 million airplane assembly plant.
April 11, 1965: Miss Susan Davies of Poland is named "Miss Student Nurse of Akron." She is a junior student at the Akron City Hospital's Idabelle Firestone School of Nursing.
An alternative plan for development of Central Square along with urban renewal of the East End of the business section is under consideration by the Central Area Development Association. The plan calls for an underpass at Central Square for north and southbound traffic and pedestrian malls on East and West Federal Street.
April 11, 1955: The Ohio Edison Co. is intensifying its drive to attract new and diversified industries to its territory, including Youngstown, says Rufus Moses, vice president and Youngstown division manager.
A demand for a $50 a month cost-of-living increase for all city policemen is presented to Mayor Frank X. Kryzan by the Fraternal Order of Police wage committee.
Brilliant sunshine in nearly cloudless skies gives the Youngstown District its most pleasant Easter weather in many years, forming a perfect setting for new outfits, churchgoing, picnicking, strolling, driving, golfing and other outdoor activities.
April 11, 1930: U.S. Rep. LaGuardia of New York weighs in on the Bethlehem Steel Corp.-Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Corp. merger, saying he sees a violation of federal antitrust law in creation of the new company.
The South Side District Improvement Club and the South Side Political Federation agree to merge under a new name, South Side Federation.
The Mahoning Valley is getting another dog show. The Mahoning Valley Kennel Club will sponsor a bench show April 26 and 27 in Niles.