By Bertram de Souza
Today is Friday, March 5, the 64th day of 2010. There are 301 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1770: The Boston Massacre takes place as British soldiers who’d been taunted by a crowd of colonists open fire, killing five people.
1868: The Senate is organized into a Court of Impeachment to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson, who is later acquitted.
1933: In German parliamentary elections, the Nazi Party wins 44 percent of the vote; the Nazis join with a conservative nationalist party to gain a majority in the Reichstag.
1959: A fire at the Negro Boys Industrial School in Wrightsville, Ark., claims the lives of 21 teenagers trapped inside a locked dormitory room.
1960: Elvis Presley ls discharged from the U.S. Army.
1985: Lordstown Mayor Burnell “Bud” Muth says he plans to resign as mayor April 30.
It’s Opera Week in Youngstown, with the Youngstown Symphony Society presenting Verdi’s Aida in the Edward W. Powers Auditorium.
1970: Youngstown contributes $7,250 toward keeping the Youngstown Transit Co. buses on the street for at least four months.
City Council gives first reading to a $5 license plate fee proposed by 6th Ward Councilman William Bryant.
1960: A 74-year-old Girard man dies of a heart attack after shoveling snow, the sixth area victim of a winter storm. Dr. William Bunn Jr., Youngstown heart specialist, says younger men and women who are used to exercise ought to be out shoveling; others should take care.
1935: A $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer of 13-year-old Frank Suhovecky voted by Youngstown City Co0uncil has been found to be illegal. A $500 reward offered by The Vindicator remains in effect.
The Youngstown Ministerial Association appoints three local pastors to draw up a resolution against state aid for parochial schools that will be submitted to the Ohio Legislature.
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