Today is Sunday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2007. There are 323 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader
Today is Sunday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2007. There are 323 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin sign the Yalta Agreement during World War II.
In 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting law favoring his party -- giving rise to the term "gerrymandering." In 1847, American inventor Thomas Alva Edison is born in Milan, Ohio. In 1858, a French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, claims for the first time to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary near Lourdes. In 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln departs Springfield, Ill., for Washington. In 1937, a six-week-old sit-down strike against General Motors ends, with the company agreeing to recognize the United Automobile Workers Union. In 1979, followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seize power in Iran. In 1986, Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky is released by the Soviet Union after nine years of captivity as part of an East-West prisoner exchange. In 1990, South African black activist Nelson Mandela is freed after 27 years in captivity.
February 11, 1982: The Federal Aviation Administration is offering almost 1 million for the improvement of runways and taxiways at Youngstown Municipal Airport.
Joel Vincent, 24, of Navarre escapes injury when he is forced to land his single-engine Cessna in a field off Amy Boyle Road in Brookfield after experiencing fuel problems. He was patrolling a pipeline for a Canton engineering firm.
Closing the National Weather Service Station at Youngstown Municipal Airport would further cripple the Mahoning Valley's economic recovery, say airline and city officials.
February 11, 1967: Hundreds of residents in a wide area along Robbins Avenue in Niles are shivering in temperatures in the teens after a massive power outage left the homes with no electricity to operate their furnaces.
Arlington National Cemetery is running out of burial space, so the Pentagon is imposing stricter eligibility requirements. Only active duty and retired career servicemen, Medal of Honor winners and high government officials will be buried at Arlington.
February 11, 1957: Hickory Township in Mercer County adds two patrolmen, doubling the size of its police force. Charles Shaffer and Anthony Berkos join Chief John Whitmore and Burland Kettering.
Work begins on the demolition of Warren's Central High School at Madison Street and Harmon Avenue to make room for a new administration building.
February 11, 1932: The temperature in Youngstown reaches 74 degrees at 1 p.m., three degrees above the all-time record for any February day, which was set in 1922.
For the first time, Meander Reservoir, which some people thought would never be built, is filled to capacity and water is slopping over the 200-foot long spillway. When the reservoir begins supplying water to Niles and Youngstown it is expected to provide 15 to 18 million gallons per day.
Youngstown traffic cops will crack down on younger drivers, who they say are involved in three of four fatal accidents.
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