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Today is Friday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2005. There are 309 days left in the year. On this date in



Published: Fri, February 25, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Today is Friday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2005. There are 309 days left in the year. On this date in 1793, the department heads of the U.S. government meet with President Washington at his home for the first Cabinet meeting on record.

In 1570, Pope Pius V excommunicates England's Queen Elizabeth I. In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patents his revolver. In 1901, United States Steel Corp. is incorporated by J.P. Morgan. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, is declared in effect. In 1943, during World War II, U.S. troops reoccupy the Kasserine Pass. In 1948, Communists seize power in Czechoslovakia. In 1964, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) becomes world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Fla. In 1973, the Stephen Sondheim musical "A Little Night Music" opens at Broadway's Shubert Theater. In 1986, President Ferdinand E. Marcos flees the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumes the presidency. In 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, 28 Americans are killed when an Iraqi Scud missile hits a U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. In 1995, former President Jimmy Carter winds up a 54-hour visit to Haiti, denying he'd been given a chilly reception by Haitians whom he'd helped save from a potentially bloody U.S.-led intervention. In 2000, a jury in Albany, N.Y., acquits four white New York City police officers of all charges in the shooting death of unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo.

In 1570, Pope Pius V excommunicates England's Queen Elizabeth I. In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patents his revolver. In 1901, United States Steel Corp. is incorporated by J.P. Morgan. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, is declared in effect. In 1943, during World War II, U.S. troops reoccupy the Kasserine Pass. In 1948, Communists seize power in Czechoslovakia. In 1964, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) becomes world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Fla. In 1973, the Stephen Sondheim musical "A Little Night Music" opens at Broadway's Shubert Theater. In 1986, President Ferdinand E. Marcos flees the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumes the presidency. In 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, 28 Americans are killed when an Iraqi Scud missile hits a U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. In 1995, former President Jimmy Carter winds up a 54-hour visit to Haiti, denying he'd been given a chilly reception by Haitians whom he'd helped save from a potentially bloody U.S.-led intervention. In 2000, a jury in Albany, N.Y., acquits four white New York City police officers of all charges in the shooting death of unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo.

A neighborhood youth center developed at 1061 Alden Ave. by Francis Smith is heavily damaged by fire. Smith said he fixed the home up and installed a couple of pinball machines and a pool table for older kids and games for the younger ones. It was closed for the winter, but the furnace was kept on to keep things from freezing.

Robert H. Sweeney, president of the Buick Youngstown Co., is installed as president of the National Buick Dealer Council at a meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. The council represents more than 3,000 Buick dealers throughout the country.

February 25, 1965: A cost reduction program instituted by General Fireproofing early in 1964 helps boost net earnings for the year to $1.9 million, doubling the 1963 figure of $942,905. Net sales were $48 million, an increase of $2.3 million over the previous year.

Handicapped by a small floor and the rebounding of 7'1" Frank Granat, the Youngstown University Penguins lose their last game of the season, 78 to 29, at Alliance, Pa., College. The Penguins ended the season with 20 victories and six defeats.

February 25, 1955: Two Struthers youths on a bicycle trip to Mill Creek Park fall through the icy on the Lily Pond when they try to ride across it. David Byers, 15, and Larry Noble, 12, plunged into about 4 feet of icy water.

Youngstown has about as many sleepy Republicans as anywhere, says U.S. Sen. George Bender at the South Side Merchants Association annual dinner in Hotel Pick-Ohio. He says business and professional people should show more interest in government.

Youngstown police nab two bandits suspected of robbing a Niles tavern of $600 after a wild chase through West Side streets. During the chase, the robbers throw hundreds of dollars in loot out the window of their truck, causing a "greenback rush" among greedy motorists and passersby.

February 25, 1930: Police Chief Paul Lyden demands that Assistant Chief William Englehardt name the places and patrolmen he said he had to "knock aside" in order to raid bootleg spots.

Business looks very promising, Truscon Steel Co. President Julius Kahn says in the company's annual statement, although he acknowledged that February was a very quiet month.

Youngstown Law Director Carl Armstrong prepares an ordinance for city council that would provide fines of $5 to $50 for loitering in streets, alleys, public ways and places and vacant lots in the city.




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