Today is Tuesday, June 7, the 158th day of 2005. There are 207 days left in the year. On his date in 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposes to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.
In 1753, Britain's King George II gives his assent to an Act of Parliament establishing the British Museum. In 1769, frontiersman Daniel Boone first begins to explore the present-day Bluegrass State. In 1848, French postimpressionist painter Paul Gauguin is born in Paris. In 1864, Abraham Lincoln is nominated for another term as president at his party's convention in Baltimore. In 1929, the sovereign state of Vatican City comes into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty are exchanged in Rome. In 1948, the Communists complete their takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes. In 1967, author-critic Dorothy Parker, famed for her caustic wit, dies in New York. In 1972, the musical "Grease" opens on Broadway. In 1981, Israeli military planes destroy a nuclear power plant in Iraq, a facility the Israelis charge could have been used to make nuclear weapons. In 1995, President Clinton vetoes his first bill, striking down a Republican plan to cut $16.4 billion in spending. Two buses carrying 108 U.N. peacekeepers freed by the Bosnian Serbs cross into Serbia. In 1998, in a crime that shocks the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, is dragged to his death behind a pickup truck in Jasper, Texas. (Two white men are later sentenced to death for the crime; a third receives life in prison.)
June 7, 1980: Summit County Sheriff Anthony Cardarelli becomes the fifth Ohio sheriff forced from office because of criminal activity in less than two years when he resigns from office. The resignation was part of a plea agreement after he was charged with theft in office.
Bitter over the defeat of a 1-mill township levy, Trustee Gene Kirila says he will resign his post as soon as work is finished on the township's new building. Calling Brookfield a "bad town," Kirila said he doesn't need the aggravation of being a township official.
Glen Cokonougher of Boardman is installed president of the Youngstown area Jaycees.
June 7, 1965: State Arson Investigator Michael Melillo rules arson in a fire that caused $75,000 in damage to the El Rancho Restaurant, 3720 Mahoning Ave., Austintown.
Jury selection begins in the trial of two Youngstown area men in Cleveland on charges of arranging for abortions for two women in their early 20s in a Warrensville Heights motel in 1964.
The Cincinnati Polo Club downs the Mahoning Valley Club 19-6 in a contest at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Ed Roberts scored three of Mahoning County's goals.
June 7, 1955: Construction of a new Loblaw supermarket in Canfield Road just east of Cornersburg is halted by a permanent injunction granted by Common Pleas Judge David G. Jenkins on a complaint by adjoining property owners that the Youngstown Board of Zoning Appeals exceeded its power by eliminating any backyard.
Virginia Crumley, 18, one of a group of South High School seniors attending a picnic in Mill Creek Park, escapes serious injury after tumbling down a steep 50-foot bank near Lanterman's Falls.
Cpl. S.L. Adomaitis, who has commanded the Canfield Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol since it was established in 1952, welcomes his successor, Cpl. John R. Fitzpatrick, who comes to Canfield from Mansfield. Adomaitis has been moved to Mansfield in an exchange of commands.
June 7, 1930: The will of the late Mrs. Marguerite Fairfax Buffington of New Castle makes Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., the beneficiary of Mrs. Buffington's estate, which is estimated to be worth $400,000, including a business block in Washington Street, New Castle.
Elmer Frisbie, a member of the senior class at Scienceville High, has missed only 91/2 days during 12 years of school, and none in the last five years.
Eleanor Roseman, Rayen School student, has become a friend of the noted English author, P.C. Wren, who wrote "Beau Geste." Miss Roseman corresponds with the author and has submitted several of her writings to him for criticism. She receives an autographed copy of each of his new books.