Today is Sunday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2005. There are 328 days left in the year. On this date in 1952, Britain's King George VI dies; he is succeeded as reigning monarch by his daughter, Elizabeth II.
In 1756, America's third vice president, Aaron Burr, is born in Newark, N.J. In 1778, the United States wins official recognition from France with the signing of treaties in Paris. In 1788, Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1899, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain is ratified by the U.S. Senate. In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the so-called "lame duck" amendment, is declared in effect. In 1959, the United States successfully test-fires for the first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral, Fla. In 1992, 16 people are killed when a C-130 military transport plane crashes in Evansville, Ind. In 1993, tennis Hall-of-Famer and human rights advocate Arthur Ashe dies in New York at age 49. In 1998, President Clinton signs a bill changing the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
February 6, 1980: The federal EPA says it will not enforce most of its sulfur dioxide emission standards for burning coal in Ohio for the next 12 months while the state moves ahead with a plan to wash its high-sulfur coal before using it industrially.
More than 1,000 potential bidders from North and South America attend the opening of a three-day auction of machinery, equipment and real estate no longer needed in the continuing operations of Nash International Inc. in East Palestine. More than 120,000, 12-page brochures had been distributed describing boring mills, turret lathes, milling machines, cranes and other pieces of equipment being sold.
The Health Systems Agency of Eastern Ohio challenges the contention of St. Joseph Hospital that its proposed $13 million modernization will increase the hospital's patient load and efficiency to an extent that justifies the expenditure.
February 6, 1965: More than $2,000 has been received by the Youngstown University Alumni Development Fund campaign and Dean Charles H. Aurand says the coming week of telephone solicitations aimed at reaching 7,500 Mahoning Valley alumni should send the campaign much higher.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reveals plans for development of extensive recreational facilities at the huge West Branch Reservoir at a cost of $4.7 million.
After three brilliant seasons at Bowling Green University, Youngs-towner Jay Cunningham is given a professional football contract with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. The South High graduate played in only four losing games while at Bowling Green.
Cardinal Mooney speech students win top honors in the Vermillion Individual Events and Poetry Reading Speech Contest. Boardman High wins the Akron Kiwanis Individual Events Tournament at Akron North High School and Akron Firestone High School takes sweepstakes honors at the 14th annual Rayen High School Debate Tournament, sponsored by Youngstown Rotary.
February 6, 1955: A compilation by Steel magazine shows the Youngstown district remains the nation's fourth largest steel-producing district, with an annual ingot production capacity of 125 million tons.
A police guard is assigned to the home of Youngstown College Professor F. McKinley Browne of 415 Bryson St. after Browne receives a telephone threat that his home would be bombed. Police believe the threat may have come from one of the bombers who has been terrorizing the Youngstown district for three years.
Development of Youngstown Municipal Airport for national security in addition to commercial aviation is advocated by Fred Knott, Republican candidate for mayor. His position is in direction opposition to that of Mayor Frank X. Kryzan, who has bitterly opposed establishment of a Reserve Training Center at the airport.
February 6. 1930: Eugene Rango, captain and star of the East High basketball team, has been declared ineligible to play because of his age, Charles Mitchell, East coach, announces.
Mrs. Anna Bailey, 109 E. Chalmers Ave., is acquitted of manslaughter charges in the death of Joseph Knox, 15, who was knocked from his bicycle and killed by an automobile on the Market Street Bridge.
Ida M. Tarbell, who formerly lived in Poland and taught school there, returns to Youngstown as a speaker at the YMCA Forum at Stambaugh Auditorium, on the topic: "Things I have Learned about Lincoln."