Today is Thursday, March 9, the 68th day of 2006. There are 297 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Thursday, March 9, the 68th day of 2006. There are 297 days left in the year. On this date in 1954, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow critically reviews Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's anti-Communism campaign on an episode of "See It Now."
In 1860, the first Japanese ambassador to the United States (Niimi Buzennokami) and his staff arrive in San Francisco. In 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclads Monitor and Virginia (formerly Merrimac) clash for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va. In 1916, Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attack Columbus, N.M., killing more than a dozen people. In 1933, Congress, called into special session by President Roosevelt, begins its "hundred days" of enacting New Deal legislation. In 1945, during World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launch incendiary bomb attacks against Japan. In 1975, work begins on the Alaskan oil pipeline. In 1977, about a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims invade three buildings in Washington, killing one person and taking more than 130 hostages. The siege ends two days later. In 1981, Dan Rather makes his debut as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."
March 9, 1981: About 1,200 workers are back on the job at General Motors Lordstown assembly plant putting together bodies for the forthcoming J-car. Most had been off since Nov. 26 when the plant was shut down for changeover to the new models.
Youngstown Mayor George Vukovich announces that he will seek re-election, ending speculation on the first-term mayor's political future.
As many as 3,000 people show up at the Holiday Inn in Austintown in response to an advertisement for factory jobs paying $7 to $9.
Ravenna Board of Education President Baxter Widener resigns from the board, saying the 66-day-old teachers strike has put a strain on his job as manager of the Tangier Restaurant in Akron.
March 9, 1966: Youngstown University officials say they were pleased to hear Gov. James A. Rhodes invite Youngstown University to become part of the state system, but they see no change in the status of YU as a private institution.
John H. Hinricks, 40, of Austintown is killed and his son injured when their compact station wagon ploughs into a Howland school bus at Rt. 46 and Mines Road.
An elaborate model of the proposed reconstruction of Youngstown's Central Square, designed by Crane and Gorwic Associates Inc., is unveiled in City Council by Mayor Anthony B. Flask.
March 9, 1956: The chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Lewis L. Strauss, will come to Youngstown May 31 to address the graduating class of Youngstown University.
The Ohio River is rising at the rate of two-tenths of an inch an hour, and has exceeded the flood level at East Liverpool by 3 feet.
The Rev. William A. Hughes, former assistant pastor of St. Charles Church in Boardman, is named by Bishop Emmet Walsh to be principal of the new Youngstown Catholic high school, which has been named for Cardinal Edward Mooney.
March 9, 1931: The heaviest snow fall of the winter, 4 inches, falls on Youngtown, causing unwelcome traffic problems for city dwellers, but bringing a welcome end to the drought for farmers.
Council President W.L. Buchanan's plan of having the city buy the distributing units of the Ohio Edison Co. and sell power to consumers at a wholesale rate is "absurd" from an economic point of view, says C.S. MacCalla, vice president of the power company.
Youngstown Police Chief Paul Lyden says criticism by Mayor Joseph Heffernan of the city police force for failure to make liquor raids is unfair because city police are not in a position to offer money to tipsters, as the sheriff's department does.
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