Today is Good Friday, the 96th day of 2007. There are 269 days left in the year. On this date in 1909, explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson become the first men to reach the North Pole.



Today is Good Friday, the 96th day of 2007. There are 269 days left in the year. On this date in 1909, explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson become the first men to reach the North Pole. (The claim, disputed by skeptics, is upheld in 1989 by the Navigation Foundation.)
In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Shiloh begins in Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., as Confederate forces launch a surprise attack against Union troops, who are able to beat back the Confederates the next day. In 1896, the first modern Olympic games formally opens in Athens, Greece. In 1917, Congress approves a declaration of war against Germany. In 1954, four weeks after being criticized by Edward R. Murrow on CBS' "See It Now," Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.) delivers a filmed response in which he charges that Murrow had, in the past, "engaged in propaganda for Communist causes." In 1965, the U.S. launches the Intelsat 1, also known as the "Early Bird" communications satellite. In 1971, Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky dies in New York City.
April 6, 1982: Mahoning County judges say Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. should step aside, based on Traficant's public admission that he took large amounts of cash from racketeer Jimmy Prato during the 1980 sheriff's campaign.
Farrell police and Pennsylvania State Police arrest nine people in citywide drug raids aimed at "middle-level" drug dealers.
April 6, 1967: Several South Side residents protest a zone change for two lots off Canfield Road near Wendover Circle that would clear the way for the construction of 3 million in apartment complexes by the Flo-Lor Corp.
Youngstown Mayor Anthony B. Flask proposes suspension of further water line extensions to adjacent townships because, Flask says, the higher demand for wholesale water from the MVSD is driving up the cost for the city.
April 6, 1957: A dynamite bomb apparently meant for a veteran bookie and bug man is planted by mistake at the house next door. The explosion, the 45th in a series of unsolved explosions, damages the home of Charles Bowers, a General Fireproofing employee, and his four sons.
The Great Lakes freighter SS Youngstown is rechristened the SS Walter E. Watson in honor of the vice chairman of the board of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co.
April 6, 1932: Youngstown Council President James P. Colleran says petty politicians are selling work slips for 4 each at the expense of destitute job-seekers. He calls for an investigation of the practice.
George Dimich, proprietor of the Cameo Club on W. Federal St., which has been raided many times by federal, state and local officers, is fined 100 by Judge Harry Beckenbach for liquor sales.

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