Today is Sunday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2005. There are 321 days left in the year. On this date in 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., finds Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann is later executed.)
In 1542, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, is executed for adultery. In 1795, the University of North Carolina becomes the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James, who is the only student on campus for two weeks. In 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP, is founded in New York. In 1920, the League of Nations recognizes the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland. In 1945, during World War II, the Soviets capture Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans. In 1945, Allied planes begin bombing the German city of Dresden. In 1960, France explodes its first atomic bomb. In 1980, opening ceremonies are held in Lake Placid, N.Y., for the 13th Winter Olympics. In 1988, the 15th winter Olympics opens in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
February 13, 1980: The U.S. Labor Department denies Trade Readjustment Assistance benefits to some 3,500 steel workers who will lose their jobs when U.S. Steel's McDonald and Ohio works shut down.
State and federal Environmental Protection Agency officials are concerned about uncontained industrial waste found at the Horodyski Bros. Landfill in Trumbull County. The officials say leakage from the dump in Vernon Township could contaminate a tributary of Pymatuning Creek, which empties into the Shenango River.
If copper prices continue to climb, the lowly penny may soon be worth more as scrap than as a penny. The price has climbed to $1.41 per pound; $1.50 per pound is the break-even point.
Unless negotiators resolve a pension issue, about 1,800 workers at five Wean United Inc. plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania have threatened to strike. About 1,000 of those workers are at Wean plants in Youngstown and Warren.
Gov. James A. Rhodes proposes a constitutional amendment that will be placed on the Ohio ballot that would authorize a bond issue to raise $5 billion over 10 years for road construction.
February 13, 1965: New Castle police file child neglect charges against a city couple, the second such charges filed in Lawrence County stemming from the death of a child.
Youngtowners win four crowns at the Lake Erie AAU Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Cleveland. They are Mark Estes, Dom Leone, Zack Page and Joe McKinney.
February 13, 1955: Winter continues its stranglehold on the Youngstown area, with near zero temperatures, freezing winds and treacherous icy streets expected to last through the weekend.
The United States takes over the reorganization and training of Vietnam's 217,000-man armed forces against any attack by the Communist Vietminh. Cost to the American taxpayers is estimated at $300 million a year.
A new $225,000 Phi gamma Delta fraternity house at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, is named for Cecil J. Wilkinson an East Palestine native who was executive secretary of Phi Gamma Delta in Washington, D.C., for 33 years.
The Kiwanis Club and WFMJ auction will raise funds for construction of a Girl Scout cabin and a Camp Fitch crafts building.
G. Taylor Evans, a leading Youngstown businessman, is elected president of the Mahoning Valley Boy Scout Council.
Voters in Ohio approved $127 million in school bond issues in 1954, according to a report issued by the Ohio State University Bureau of Educational Research.
February 13, 1930: Acting on orders of Assistant Police Chief William Englehardt, two wrecking crews of the Youngstown vice squad smash in the doors of more than 25 speakeasies between the East End bridge and the city limits. All equipment was destroyed.
The Penn-Ohio Power and Light Co. says Youngstown is equipped to produce and distribute 12 articles of everyday use more economically than anywhere else in the United States. Among the articles are carpets, rugs, work clothing, cutlery, small tools, shelf hardware, locks, mattresses, paints and varnishes, rubber sundries, shoes and toys (exclusive of dolls).
Connie Mack, veteran manager of the world champion Philadelphia Athletics, receives the 1929 Edward W. Bok award, presented annually to the man or woman who rendered the most outstanding service to Philadelphia during the year.
Six suits to recover approximately $1,000 in delinquent taxes are filed by Warren A. Steel, Mahoning County treasurer. The suits are the first in a series to collect $1.5 million in delinquent taxes.
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