Today is Monday, May 29, the 149th day of 2006. There are 216 days left in the year. This is the
Today is Monday, May 29, the 149th day of 2006. There are 216 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day Observance. On this date in 1765, Patrick Henry denounces the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses. Responding to a cry of "Treason!" Henry declares, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
In 1790, Rhode Island becomes the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution. In 1848, Wisconsin becomes the 30th state of the union. In 1903, comedian Bob Hope is born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England. In 1917, the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, is born in Brookline, Mass. In 1932, World War I veterans begin arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they aren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years. In 1943, Norman Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the Riveter" appears on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. In 1953, Mount Everest is conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norkay of Nepal become the first climbers to reach the summit. In 1985, 35 people are killed in rioting that erupts between British and Italian spectators at the European Cup soccer final in Brussels, Belgium. In 1995, Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate, dies in Skowhegan, Maine, at age 97. In 1998, Republican elder statesman Barry Goldwater dies in Paradise Valley, Ariz., at age 89.
May 29, 1981: Although Amerijet Aircraft Co. is keen on purchasing a 60-acre site at Youngstown Municipal Airport for a proposed $50 million jet airplane assembly plant, Youngstown Mayor George Vukovich is pushing Lansdowne Airport.
Jack Leighton of Huntington Beach, Calif., wins the world's largest slot machine payoff in Las Vegas, a $360,000 payoff at the Flamingo Hilton.
The Ohio Association of Public School Employees and five custodians in the Girard schools file suit to bar the Girard School District from abolishing their positions after the end of the school year or redefining the positions at a lower pay scale.
Key Democrats in the U.S. House are rejecting basic elements of President Reagan's tax plan and are holding firm for a one-year tax cut that favors lower and middle-income Americans.
May 29, 1966: Youngstown University renames it main building Jones Hall in honor of Dr. Howard Jones, its first president who is retiring after 35 years of service.
A Ku Klux Klan rally fizzles in Ravenna after only 40 people show up and only eight don robes.
Mrs. Edward A. Shorten is the new president of the Youngstown Young Women's Christian Association.
A stubborn two-alarm fire at the Crawford Smith Co. feed storage building on Youngstown's East Side keeps more than 40 city firemen busy for over four hours. Damage is estimated at $6,000.
May 29, 1956: The newly formed Mahoning County Automobile Dealers Association is planning a "drag strip" to take speedsters and hot rodders off the public highways.
A tractor trailer rams into a passenger train at the Rt. 224 crossing in Atwater, killing the truck driver, a brakeman on the train and a farmer in a nearby feed store that was struck by a runaway railroad car.
The U.S. government rules that idle workers must pay federal income tax on supplemental unemployment benefits such as those negotiated by the United Auto Workers with General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
Six winners of college scholarships presented by the Youngstown Kitchens Division of American Standard Co. are Donald Bebo ad James Fisher of Salem, Lanny Brunner of Damascus, Robert Gaydos of Niles, David Ramsey of Brookfield and David Lowry of Hubbard.
May 29, 1931: Mahoning County Prosecutor Ray L. Thomas is indicted by a special grand jury investigating his connection with utilities. Seven others are also indicted, including county Commissioner Albert Cooper and former commissioners Wade C. Christy and Griff Jones. The jury states that Ohio Edison has influenced certain city and county officials in Youngstown for a number of years.
The G.M. McKelvey Co. announces plans for an extensive building and remodeling program that will require more than a year to complete and which will make the local store one of the finest department stores in the country.