Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2006. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives

Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2006. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 1:26 p.m. Eastern time. On this date in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte enters Paris, beginning his "100 Days" rule.
In 1413, England's King Henry IV dies; he is succeeded by Henry the V. In 1727, physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton dies in London. In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential novel about slavery, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is first published. In 1896, U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua to protect U.S. citizens in the wake of a revolution. In 1956, union workers end a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp. In 1969, John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. In 1976, kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is convicted of armed robbery for her part in a San Francisco bank holdup. In 1981, former girls' school headmistress Jean Harris is sentenced in White Plains, N.Y., to 15 years to life in prison for slaying "Scarsdale Diet" author Dr. Herman Tarnower. (Harris ends up serving almost 12 years.) In 1985, Libby Riddles of Teller, Alaska, becomes the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. In 1995, in Tokyo, 12 people are killed, more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing the poisonous gas sarin are leaked on five separate subway trains by Aum Shinrikyo cult members.
March 20, 1981: The growing rift between City Council and the city Redevelopment Authority widens with council indicating it is ready for the city to take direct control of community development.
Ten candidates file for mayor of Youngstown and 79 other candidates file for other offices in three Mahoning County municipalities for the June 2 primary election.
The Youngstown Board of Education is assessing the strike situation, studying legal issues and considering reopening schools if teachers refuse to end their four-week strike.
March 20, 1966: An acute lumber shortage, accompanied by skyrocketing construction costs, may put a crimp in the Youngstown district's building boom of recent years.
Overwhelming fear of being driven out of business by a proposed underpass and mall in Central Square has aligned East End merchants against the project.
An architect's model in the lobby of St. Elizabeth Hospital projects the vision of a community health center complex that covers a 12-block area of Youngstown's North Side.
Sister M. Charlene R.N., director of nursing services, says work will begin in the summer on a $6.5 million addition at the rear of the hospital.
March 20, 1956: General Motors officials announce at a press conference at the Hotel Pick-Ohio in Youngstown that construction will begin soon on a Chevrolet plant in Lordstown.
A powerful explosion in Republic Steel Corp.'s blast furnace near Center Street rocks Youngstown's East and South sides. Company officials say no one was injured.
Two Rayen School students, Tim Heames and Elise Linder, are among the winners in speech competition at the annual state debate contest in Columbus.
March 20, 1931: An investigation into a widespread sabotage plot against aircraft in the United States results of the arrest of a 37-year-old Communist in Akron who planned to wreck the huge dirigible, Akron. The man had worked in a plant that constructed a Navy bombing plane that crashed in San Diego Sept. 28, 1930.
Gar Wood sets a new world's speed boat record when he makes an average two-way speed of 100.6 miles per hour over a measured course in Indian Creek in Miami.
The Flower Hospital in New York stands to inherit about $14 million of the $100 million estate of Miss Ella V. Von E. Wendel, in recognition of kindness shown to an injured dog by a surgeon at the hospital many years ago. The surgeon set the broken leg of a dog owned by Miss Wendel and her sisters.

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