Today is Sunday, March 6, the 65th day of 2005. There are 300 days left in the year. On this date in 1857, in its Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court holds that Scott, a slave, cannot sue for his
Today is Sunday, March 6, the 65th day of 2005. There are 300 days left in the year. On this date in 1857, in its Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court holds that Scott, a slave, cannot sue for his freedom in federal court.
In 1834, the city of York in Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto. In 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio falls to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege. In 1933, a nationwide bank holiday declared by President Franklin Roosevelt goes into effect. In 1944, U.S. heavy bombers stage the first American raid on Berlin during World War II. In 1957, the former British African colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland become the independent state of Ghana. In 1985, authorities in Mexico find the body of kidnapped U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena Salazar and a Mexican pilot at a ranch east of Guadalajara. In 1987, 189 people die when the British ferry "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes off the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.
March 6, 1980: Declaring that "history would be made in Youngstown," the Rev. Charles Rawlings briefs clergymen from Canfield, Boardman and Columbiana areas on the latest developments in the Ecumenical Coalition's plan for a worker takeover of the U.S. Steel Corp. mills being closed in Youngstown.
The Youngstown Police Strike Force is ordered to return $2,000 impounded when three Trumbull County residents were arrested after their rented plane landed at Lansdowne Airport carrying the money and $35,000 worth of marijuana. Municipal Judge Leo P. Morley says his order is based on a Supreme Court ruling that money cannot be seized as contraband.
March 6, 1965: Dr. Frank Cunningham, the son of a Mississippi tenant farmer who grew up in Canton, graduated from Mount Union College, and went on to become president of Morrow Brown College, dies at his home in Atlanta at 53.
Owen L. Kingensmith, a Warren truck driver, is killed when his truck collides with another on U.S. 224 near Findlay.
The Defense Department announces the biggest draft call in more than a year with a request for 15,100 men in the month of May.
March 6, 1955: Nationwide distribution of enough Salk antipolio vaccine to vaccinate 9 million children is well underway by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
About 800 grade and high school students from four counties participate in the third annual solo and ensemble competition music festival, which was held at Youngstown College.
A growing number of young Arab men are being drawn to Youngstown by the city's reputation as a good place to find work. About 60 men, most from Yemen, have settled in the city over the last three years. As observant Muslims, they stop what they are doing five times each day and turn to the East to recite their prayers.
March 6, 1930: Youngstown Mayor Joseph Heffernan issues a statement upholding the rights under the Constitution of the Communists to "peaceably assemble" in Central Square, but declares that the paid agitators are deceiving their followers as to what can be accomplished.
The automobile death rate in Youngstown for the 52 weeks ending Feb. 22 was the highest among the 77 leading cities in the United States. With 50 deaths, the rate was 34 for each 100,000 population. Canton was second with a rate of 31.6 and Atlanta was third at 31.4.
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