Today is Friday, June 3, the 154th day of 2005. There are 211 days left in the year. On this date in 1965, astronaut Edward White becomes the first American to "walk" in space, during the flight of Gemini Four.
In 1621, the Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherlands -- now known as New York. In 1808, Jefferson Davis -- the first and only president of the Confederacy -- is born in Christian County, Ky. In 1935, the French liner Normandie sets a record on its maiden voyage, arriving in New York after crossing the Atlantic in just four days, 11 hours and 42 minutes. In 1937, the Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, marries Wallis Warfield Simpson in Monts, France.
June 3, 1980: Youngstown's main library is open with 12 librarians on duty for the first time since librarians and maintenance workers struck March 13.
Primary election voting in Mahoning and Trumbull counties is described as light.
U.S. Steel Corp. announces it is closing a major portion of its Fairfield Works in Birmingham, Ala., the largest and most diversified steel plant in the South. Some 3,000 steelworkers will be idled.
June 3, 1965: Dr. John Edwards, whose house has been without heat, water and electricity for three days on the orders of the new president of Slippery Rock State College, Dr. Robert M. Carter, resigns as assistant to the president. About 2,000 students had petitioned to have Dr. Edwards named president after the resignation of Dr. Norman Weisenfluh.
U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan announces that the Labor Department has approved $2.6 million to expand vocational training at the Mahoning Valley Vocational School at the Youngstown Air Base.
James DePasqua, a member of Boy Scout Troop 36 sponsored by John Knox United Presbyterian Church, receives a certificate of merit for saving the life of another boy on May 9, 1964. He was fishing on the bank of Mill Creek when he saw a 14-year-old swimmer begin to go under. He swam to the boy, towed him to shore and revived him with artificial respiration. Only 75 certificates were awarded nationally.
June 3, 1955: Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. will start up its Bessemer converters at the Campbell Works, boosting the district's steel operating rate about two points to 98 percent of capacity.
Fourteen Youngstown College seniors are sworn in as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army Reserve by Lt. Col. E.L. Lash, professor of military science and tactics.
Representatives of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army engineers will meet with Youngstown Mayor Frank X. Kryzan to discuss and Air Force request for a site at Youngstown Municipal Airport for a new air navigation device.
June 3, 1930: The Youngstown Board of Education will invite the Carnegie Foundation to do a survey of the city schools to determine the system's needs over the next five to 10 years. Private funds will be solicited to pay for the survey.
Congress enacts a pension for veterans of the Spanish-American War over the veto of President Hoover, voting 298 to 14 in the House and 61 to 18 in the Senate.