Today is Wednesday, March 28, the 87th day of 2007. There are 278 days left in the year. On this
Today is Wednesday, March 28, the 87th day of 2007. There are 278 days left in the year. On this date in 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurs inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.
In 1834, the U.S. Senate votes to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States. In 1854, during the Crimean War, Britain and France declare war on Russia. In 1898, the Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, rules that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants is a U.S. citizen. In 1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora are changed to Istanbul and Ankara. In 1939, the Spanish Civil War effectively ends as Madrid falls to the forces of Francisco Franco. In 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf dies in Lewes, England. In 1942, during World War II, British naval forces raid the Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire in Operation Chariot. In 1953, athlete Jim Thorpe dies in Lomita, Calif. In 1969, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, dies in Washington at age 78. In 1987, Maria von Trapp, whose life story inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music," dies in Morrisville, Vt., at age 82.
March 28, 1982: Wren Skyships Ltd., the newly formed British company that plans to manufacture metal-clad rigid airships in Youngstown, expects to sign a takeover agreement for Lansdowne Airport April 8.
Trumbull County and Warren city officials are negotiating on a water supply for southwest Howland Township.
A Florida judge's decision to try a 6-year-old girl in adult criminal court on charges of hitting a playmate "shows the system is really wacko," a prosecutor says.
March 28, 1967: Youngstown University will be geared to serve 20,000 students by 1975, says Dr. Albert Pugsley, university president, in calling for a 24 million capital improvements plan.
Trumbull County commissioners reject a resolution calling for additional engineering studies on the proposed Lake Erie-to-Ohio River Canal.
A group of American newsboys, including two from the Youngstown area, celebrated a cold but happy Easter visiting an Alpine glacier in Lausanne, Switzerland. Michael Vodhanel, 15, of Campbell and Kim R. Saltsman, 14, of Southington, are among 101 boys on a European tour sponsored by Parade magazine.
March 28, 1957: Youngstown barbers vote to increase the charge for an adult haircut from 1.50 to 1.75 and the charge for "flat-top butches" from 1.75 to 2.
Trumbull County deputies launch a crackdown on pinball machines and numbers operations, conducting five raids, two of them in Niles.
The Mahoning County Chapter of the Red Cross exceeds its campaign goal of 212,893 by more than 10,000.
March 28, 1932: The city of Campbell, facing bankruptcy, defaults on a total of 266,156 on general and assessment bonds, notes and interest payments, says state Examiner C.E. Lippincott.
Ohio Atty. Gen. Gilbert Bettman tells members of the Union League Club at the Hotel Ohio in Youngstown that "When Lindbergh asked the underworld to help get his baby, he sounded the death knell of prohibition." The nation must resolve to achieve temperance by some method that does not endanger government itself, says Bettman.
Two separate investigations are under way into the circumstance surrounding the death of Abraham George, 48, of Campbell who was found dead in a Campbell jail after being arrested on an intoxication charge.