Today is Tuesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2005. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer arrives at 2:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. On this date in 1905, French philosopher, author and playwright Jean-Paul Sartre is born in Paris.
In 1788, the United States Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify it. In 1834, Cyrus Hall McCormick receives a patent for his reaping machine. In 1932, heavyweight Max Schmeling loses a title fight by decision to Jack Sharkey, prompting Schmeling's manager, Joe Jacobs, to exclaim: "We was robbed!" In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers on Okinawa find the body of the Japanese commander, Lt. General Mitsuru Ushijima, who had committed suicide. In 1955, the David Lean movie "Summertime" starring Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi has its world premiere in New York. In 1963, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is chosen to succeed the late Pope John XXIII; the new pope takes the name Paul VI. In 1964, civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney disappear in Philadelphia, Miss.; their bodies are found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later. In 1973, the Supreme Court rules that states may ban materials found to be obscene according to local standards. In 1982, a jury in Washington, D.C., finds John Hinckley Jr. innocent by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Reagan and three other men. In 1985, scientists announce that skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil are those of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.
June 21, 1980: The governor's office pledges to buy the land and kick in $18 million in state aid if Cummins Engine Corp. agrees to build a diesel engine plant in Youngstown. The plant could eventually employ 2,000.
Dr. Edward Moulton, chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, tells 1,007 degree candidates at Youngstown State University commencement that achievement can only be measured by the distance a person comes from the starting point.
Although the steel industry is wallowing in recession, Sharon Steel Corp., once considered a financial dog, will turn a second quarter profit that will wipe out the losses in the first quarter, says Victor Posner, chairman and president.
June 21, 1965: Mahoning County commissioners throw out all three bids they received for the old Mahoning County Home. The high bid of $200,000 from Youngstown Development Co. was thrown out because it was not accompanied by a certified check. Commissioners were hoping to get at least $1,000 an acre for the 33 acre site.
Summer arrives, and Youngstown's city swimming pools andpark programs are open.
National Guardsmen are called in to battle 5,000 rioting motorcyclists at Lake Winnipesaukee near Laconia, New Hampshire.
Delegates of the Mahoning Medical Society will support a nonparticipation police on Medicare when the AMA opens its national convention in New York.
June 21, 1955: Espie Robinson, 55, escapes with minor injuries after his car crashes into a pole and then smashes into a gasoline pump that burst into flames at a service station at Covington and W. Federal streets.
Charges of illegal possession of narcotics are filed against eight men nabbed in Youngstown during a police round-up designed to break up dope traffic in the city.
Crews are working to fix an 18-foot break in a 24-inch water main of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District serving Niles. The section of pipe is between McKee's Lane and the Baltimore & amp; Ohio trestle in S. Main Street Extension.
June 21, 1930: While 15 thirsty customers stood by, Youngstown Vice Squad officers wreck a 10-foot bar and spill a barrel of draught beer at the Roma Confectionery, 10 N. Watt St. downtown.
Extension of the Youngstown police radio system to include all of Mahoning County becomes a possibility when Sheriff Adam G. Stones said he will seek to cooperate with city police Chief Pal Lyden in equipping deputies' cruisers with radio equipment.
Mahoning Common Pleas Judge David Jenkins gives opponents of the proposed merger of Bethlehem Steel and Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. permission to inspect Bethlehem's books. Cyrus Eaton, Cleveland industrialist, says he is prepared to send 30 to 40 auditors to New York.