Today is Sunday, July 10, the 191st day of 2005. There are 174 days left in the year. On this date in 1940, during World War II, the 114-day Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attack southern England by air.
In 1850, Vice President Millard Fillmore assumes the presidency, following the death of President Taylor. In 1919, President Wilson personally delivers the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate, and urges its ratification. In 1925, the official news agency of the Soviet Union, TASS, is established. In 1943, during World War II, U.S. and British forces invade Sicily. In 1951, armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean conflict begin at Kaesong. In 1973, the Bahamas become independent after three centuries of British colonial rule. In 1985, bowing to pressure from irate customers, the Coca-Cola Co. says it would resume selling old-formula Coke, while continuing to sell New Coke. In 1991, Boris N. Yeltsin takes the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.
July 10, 1980: Seven character witnesses, including a priest, a judge and several influential community leaders, testify that Mahoning County Area Court Judge Jack A. Lipari is a man of outstanding character with an excellent reputation. Two counts of bribery against Lipari are dismissed by Visiting Judge Russell Yeazell, who says there was not enough evidence to substantiate the charges.
Youngstown Mayor George Vukovich asks the U.S. Treasury Department to grant Youngstown Municipal airport "international landing rights" a designation that would enable the city to annex the airport, which is in Trumbull County.
July 10, 1965: "Old fashioned stink bombs" are blamed by East Ohio Gas. Co. officials for the evacuation and closing of the Austintown Plaza and the evacuation of the W.T. Grant Co. store in Boardman Plaza. Glass vials containing a smelly fluid were found near ventilation ducts at the stores.
A modern 92-unit, eight-story apartment building costing $1.6 million will be built by Fred Shutrump Jr. on the southeast corner of Rayen Ave. and Champion St.
July 10, 1955: Forrest Beckett, president of Youngstown Airways, displays a new four-place, twin-jet airplane, the first jet-powered private plane made, at Youngstown Municipal Airport. The French-made Morane Saulinier 760 has a top speed of 440 mph and a range of 1,000 miles.
Two new real estate developments, one in Austintown and the other in Poland Township, will add 377 homes to the fast-growing area around Youngstown.
Former President Herbert Hoover says he has reservations about the 22nd Amendment, which limits presidents to two four-year terms, and suggests that presidents should be elected to terms of six or eight years because a four-year term isn't long enough to do the job.
July 10, 1930: Petitions are filed with Judge George H. Gessner to name a receiver for the Central Savings & amp; Loan Co., owner of Central Towers. Officials of the company, valued at $5.3 million, say depositors are not in danger of losing any money.
Testimony during the Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. hearing in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court reveals that Bethlehem Steel Corp. loaned Pickands & amp; Mather Co. of Cleveland $800,000 for five days because Pickands and Mather had depleted its cash reserves buying Sheet & amp; Tube stock during the proxy battle.
Despite a chlorine treatment, Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park remains contaminated with bacteria and closed to swimmers.