Today is Thursday, June 9, the 160th day of 2005. There are 205 days left in the year. On this date in A.D. 68, the Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide.
In 1870, author Charles Dickens dies in Godshill, England. In 1940, Norway surrenders to the Nazis during World War II. In 1953, about 100 people die when a tornado strikes Worcester, Mass. In 1954, during the Senate-Army Hearings, Army special counsel Joseph N. Welch asks Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" In 1969, the U.S. Senate confirms Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren. In 1973, Secretariat becomes horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 25 years by winning the Belmont Stakes. In 1978, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints strikes down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood. In 1980, comedian Richard Pryor suffers almost fatal burns at his San Fernando Valley, Calif., home when a mixture of "free-base" cocaine explodes.
June 9, 1980: Two Warren men, William Tausel, 34, and Lawrence Rodzen, 39, survive 18 hours on an overturned boat on Lake Erie. The boat drifted 15 miles overnight and came ashore at Catawba Island near Port Clinton.
Home computer owners will be able to "dial" news stories from The Associated Press and a group of the cooperative's member newspapers under an information retrieval experiment being conducted with Compuserve Inc. of Columbus that is announced by AP President Keith Fuller.
Author Henry Miller, who admitted his novels, including "Tropic of Cancer," were obscene but stoutly denied that they were pornographic, dies at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., at 88.
June 9, 1965: Ohio lawmakers resoundingly defeated a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw the death penalty.
After a six-day trial a Mahoning County Grand Jury rejects a $100,000 claim by a South Side woman against South Side Hospitals on a claim that her back injury was aggravated because she was taken out of traction and allowed to walk at times, during which she fell.
The Army Corps of Engineers estimates it could use $2.5 million for advance engineering work on the proposed Lake Erie-Ohio River Canal.
June 9, 1955: Walter F. MacQueen, prominent Niles attorney and civic leader, is appointed to the board of directors of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District.
County engineers of four Eastern Ohio border counties agree to develop a plan for a Lake Erie-Ohio Valley throughway. Mahoning County Engineer Samuel Gould served as chairman of the meeting.
Two key members of the U.S. House predict that the minimum wage will be increased from 75 cents to $1 an hour. President Eisenhower has asked that it be increased to no more than 90 cents.
June 9, 1930: The position of assistant police chief will be abolished and that of vice squad chief re-established under an amendment to the police salary ordinance being considered by Youngstown City Council.
Arrest records are falling at the Youngstown Police Station with five scout police radio cars on patrol. A cruiser on the South Side arrested a suspect 40 seconds after a resident called in a complaint to headquarters.
Alfred E. Reinmann, president of Central Savings & amp; Loan Co., is on crutches after breaking his ankle in an accident in the Central Towers. He twisted the ankle while stooping to pick up an object from the floor of his office.