Today is Thursday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2005. 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 had sold more than one 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.
February 10, 1980: A lack of Youngstown firefighters forces the temporary closing of Fire Station 14 at South and Boston avenues.
A Pennsylvania shareholder who has 300 shares of Lykes stock files suit in U.S. District Court alleging that members of the Lykes family and officials of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. did not fully disclose the financial status of the companies.
The unleashing of colonies of rats during sewer line construction in Warren prompts city officials to mount an offensive to eliminate the pests before spring weather arrives and the population burgeons.
February 10, 1965: John H. Yerian is elected president of the Mahoning County Cerebral Palsy Chapter, succeeding Marvin Strauss.
James Griffin, director of District 26 of the United Steelworkers, wins re-election over Russell Thomas, 11,285 to 9,253. The race for the national presidency is too close to call between I.W. Abel and incumbent David J. McDonald.
February 10, 1955: The Air Force officially announces that a 28-plane reserve fighter-bomber squadron will be established at the Youngstown Municipal Airport and the Army Corps of Engineers is instructed to pursue construction of $2 million in facilities that will be needed. Air Force officials told Mayor Frank X. Kryzan that his concern that the base could interfere with commercial aviation at the airport are unfounded.
Despite a "no new taxes" pledge by Gov. Frank J. Lausche and the Republican-controlled legislature, it appears that taxes on cigarettes and liquor in Ohio will be increased. The cigarette tax would increase from 2 cents to 3 cents per pack and the $1 tax on a gallon of 100 proof liquor would be increased to $2.50, which works out to about 30 cents on a typical fifth of whiskey.
Records of the Youngstown City School District are termed "excellent" by state Auditor James A. Rhodes following completion of an audit by state examiners. The audit covered August 1947 through December 1953, a period that saw the school district expend an average of $10 million annually.
February 10, 1930: The New York headquarters of the Warner Bros. Co. gives the go-ahead for construction of its $1 million theater in downtown Youngstown. The planned development of an adjoining hotel is stalled.
Six thousand men and women will be called to the Mahoning County Courthouse in February and April to be examined as to their qualifications for jury duty in common pleas court.
"The steel business is good," says James A. Campbell, president of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co., and "the immediate outlook leads us to believe that for the rest of the first quarter the present rate of operations will not only be maintained, but will probably be improved"
Both Democratic and Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate join in an appeal for swift action on a tariff bill that has been languishing in the Senate since September.