Today is Monday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2006. There are 293 days left in the year. The Jewish
Today is Monday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2006. There are 293 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Purim begins at sunset. On this date in 1906, American suffragist Susan Brownell Anthony dies in Rochester, N.Y., at age 86.
In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson begins in the U.S. Senate. In 1884, Standard Time is adopted throughout the United States. In 1901, the 23rd president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, dies in Indianapolis. In 1925, a law goes into effect in Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution. In 1933, banks begin to reopen after a "holiday" declared by President Roosevelt. In 1964, 38 residents of a Queens, N.Y., neighborhood fail to respond to the cries of Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, 28, as she is being stabbed to death. In 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splash down, ending a mission that includes the successful testing of the Lunar Module. In 1980, Ford Motor Chairman Henry Ford II announces he is stepping down. In 1980, a jury in Winamac, Ind., finds Ford Motor Co. innocent of reckless homicide in the fiery deaths of three young women riding in a Ford Pinto. In 1996, a gunman bursts into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and opens fire on a class of kindergartners, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself; world leaders, including President Clinton, hold a summit in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, where they vow unequivocal support for the Mideast peace process.
March 13, 1981: Niles City Council unanimously agrees to sell up to six million gallons of surplus water per day to Lordstown Village for 20 years. The cost will be from $1.64 per 1,000 gallons to 64 cents per 1,000 gallons.
Three men are charged with aggravated drug trafficking and felonious assault after they allegedly opened fire on sheriff's deputies who raided The Nest, a North Jackson pizza shop.
Youngstown Police Chief Stanley Peterson and Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. meet with the Youngstown Board of Education to discuss security if city schools are reopened before the teachers strike is settled.
March 13, 1966: Hayes Junior High School, which has dominated Youngstown's junior high basketball league for two decades, is dropping its cage program. Fred Rollason, coach for 25 years, retires as coach, but will continue teaching at Hayes and Youngstown University.
The Mahoning County Community College Board of Trustees explains its official plan for a $20 million Mahoning County Community College to representatives of Mahoning County municipalities.
Michael Yohman, president of Youngstown Local 1517 of the American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO, is elected second vice president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers in Cleveland. The convention recommends a $5,200 state minimum salary for public school teachers.
March 13, 1956: Youngstown records its sixth traffic death of 1956 as Landers Dinson, 66, is struck and killed on the Cedar Street Bridge.
A seasonal increase in the production of milk will bring a price cut of a penny a quart to Youngstown consumers. Home-delivered milk is expected to sell at 22 cents a quart; over-the-counter, 18 cents.
A 24-year-old Salem man is sentenced to an indefinite term in Mansfield Reformatory for killing two persons in an auto accident. Mahoning Common Pleas Judge Erskine Maiden Jr. said he was breaking precedent of giving probation in such cases because leniency was apparently not working as a deterrent to careless driving.
March 13, 1931: A 19-year lease is agreed upon by the receiver for the Central Savings & amp; Loan Co. for the first floor banking offices in the Central Tower calling for payment of $285,000 -- $15,000 per year.
Andrew Lawton, 77, Ohio's grand old man of Masonry, dies at the age of 77 at his home at 18 E. Delason Ave., Youngstown. He had come to Youngstown from England in 1877 and had been active in various branches of the Masonic Order for 39 years.
Francis X. Bushman, former screen star who recently announced he had lost his movie fortune, offers himself in marriage to the woman who would pay the most to wed him. "I married twice for love, but both were failures," said Bushman, suggesting that marrying for money may lead to happiness.