Today is Wednesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2006. There are 298 days left in the year. On this date
Today is Wednesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2006. There are 298 days left in the year. On this date in 1782, the Gnadenhutten massacre takes place as some 90 Indians are slain by militiamen in Ohio in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.
In 1702, England's Queen Anne ascends the throne upon the death of King William III. In 1841, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the "Great Dissenter," is born in Boston. In 1854, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry makes his second landing in Japan; within a month, he concludes a treaty with the Japanese. In 1874, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, dies in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1917, Russia's "February Revolution" (so called because of the Old Style calendar being used by Russians at the time) begins with rioting and strikes in St. Petersburg. In 1917, the U.S. Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule. In 1930, the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, dies in Washington. In 1942, Japanese forces capture Rangoon, Burma, during World War II. In 1965, the United States lands about 3,500 Marines in South Vietnam.
March 8, 1981: A one week strike by teachers in Youngstown and an ongoing teachers strike in Ravenna spur talk in Columbus on legislation that would establish collective bargaining procedures for public employees.
The Japanese government reaches agreement with its five leading automakers to voluntarily reduce the numbers of cars exported to the United States by as many as 400,000 cars a year.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles begins a year-long commemoration of its 75th anniversary.
March 8, 1966: A 30-year-old South Side woman, Alberta Cade, is wounded in a gun battle at Oak Hill Avenue at W. Myrtle Avenue that grew out of a neighborhood feud.
Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co.'s net income dropped about 4 percent in 1965, despite records in sales and other revenues, ingot production and shipments.
Marine Pfc. Robert B. Labbe, 19, dies of a gunshot wound received during a battle in Quang Negal province, becoming Salem's first casualty in the war in Vietnam.
March 8, 1956: More than an inch of overnight rain brings area rivers and streams to the top of their banks, floods low areas and adds millions of gallons of water to area reservoirs.
The Democratic organization loses control of City Council's standing committee, including the once solidly Democratic finance committee, to a coalition of rebel Democrats and Republicans.
Poland Township trustees rezone a 212-acre parcel of land in Struthers Road from residential to industrial, clearing the way for part of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co.'s expansion program.
March 8, 1931: Unless there is a record run of taxpayers at the office of the county treasurer, with three weeks remaining in the collection period, every governmental and educational subdivision of Mahoning County faces a shortage of funds unparalleled in local history. Less than $2 million has been collected, only a third of the total charge.
Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of Youngstown jeweler Henry Sammartino aboard the S.S. Pennsylvania in January spreads to six states as federal agents trace the activities of a sea-going gambling outfit. Two alleged card sharks who cleaned out Sammartino in games aboard the ship are being held in New Orleans.
The bureau of business research at Ohio State University reports that industrial employment in the state showed a gain of 1 percent in February, compared to a loss of 5 percent in January.