Today is Wednesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2006. There are 305 days left in the year. This is Ash

Today is Wednesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2006. There are 305 days left in the year. This is Ash Wednesday. On this date in 1945, President Roosevelt, back from the Yalta Conference, proclaims the meeting a success as he addresses a joint session of Congress.
In 1781, the Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation. In 1790, Congress authorizes the first U.S. Census. In 1864, Rebecca Lee becomes the first black woman to receive an American medical degree, from the New England Female Medical College in Boston. In 1867, Nebraska becomes the 37th state. In 1872, Congress authorizes creation of Yellowstone National Park. In 1904, bandleader Glenn Miller is born in Clarinda, Iowa. In 1932, 20-month-old Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. (Remains identified as those of the child are found the following May.) In 1954, Puerto Rican nationalists open fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five congressmen. In 1961, President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps. In 1981, Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland; he dies 65 days later.
March 1, 1981: Youngstown residents would favor a one-quarter percent income tax increase if city government clearly defined how the money would be spent, a newly released survey shows.
An estimated 8,000 skilled tradesmen are jobless, the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services estimates.
The five-county Youngstown district with a combined 1980 population of 876,818 remains one of the dominant business and trading areas of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The city law department is investigating allegations that a city housing inspector in the Office of Rehabilitation Services demanded and was paid money by a contractor in return for approving a job.
March 1, 1966: A controversial zone change request by William Cafaro & amp; Associates to open the way for an $8.5 million enclosed air conditioned shopping mall across from Boardman High School will be resubmitted to the Boardman Township Zoning Commission.
A request to permit construction of a $500,000 convalescent home on Glenwood Avenue Extension about a mile south of Boardman Plaza is submitted to Boardman authorities.
An early morning fire causes an estimated $200,000 damage to Economy Motors at 745 McCartney Road, Campbell. About 25 new cars are damaged in the blaze at the Chrysler, Plymouth, Imperial dealer.
March 1, 1956: Youngstown residents may be asked to vote at the May 8 primary election on a proposal to extend Daylight Saving Time a month this year.
U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan of Youngstown predicts that President Eisenhower will not be re-elected in November and the Democratic majority will be raised to at least 60.
A gift of more than $150,000 has been left to Westminster College by the late Mrs. Jessie B. Mayne for construction of a student union building to establish a chair in the chemistry department.
March 1, 1931: Mahoning County judges will meet to consider Gov. George White's refusal of the request for a state investigation into utility affairs in Youngstown.
The Ohio caverns, comprising 100 acres in Champaign and Logan counties near West Liberty, are sold at auction to Ira Smith of Dayton for $175,000. The caves are famous throughout the state for their natural beauty.
Youngstown has its first sign of spring as firemen are kept on the run putting out 12 grass fires.

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