Today is Monday, March 6, the 65th day of 2017. There are 300 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1836: The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, falls to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege.
1857: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Dred Scott v. Sandford, rules 7-2 that Scott, a slave, is not an American citizen and therefore cannot sue for his freedom in federal court.
1933: A national bank holiday declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt aimed at calming panicked depositors goes into effect.
Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, wounded in an attempt on Roosevelt’s life the previous month, dies at a Miami hospital at age 59.
1944: U.S. heavy bombers stage the first full-scale American raid on Berlin during World War II.
1981: Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time as principal anchorman of “The CBS Evening News.”
2007: Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, is convicted of lying and obstructing an investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.
2016: Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies in Los Angeles at age 94.
1992: Rotary Club officials unveil plans for a 10-year complete refurbishment of Mauthe Park in Struthers. The cost is estimated at $250,000 to $400,000.
Campbell Municipal Court Judge Joseph M. Kolmacic proposes that the Struthers and Campbell courts be combined.
About 16 East Liverpool area residents protest outside the Statehouse in Columbus over the construction of the Waste Technologies Industries plant on the Ohio River.
1977: The 80-member Heidelberg College Concert Choir gives a three-song concert over the telephone to a former classmate, Patti Pritchard L’Italien of Austintown, who is in North Side Hospital after having a pacemaker implanted.
Michelle Stanley, 11, of North Benton is the last of 42 lucky callers who spoke to President Jimmy Carter on a two-hour CBS Radio broadcast. She asked about the decision for the president’s 9-year-old daughter to attend public school.
Proposals to deregulate the airline industry pending in Congress might bring a quick end to the 35-year-old scheduled airline service at Youngstown Municipal Airport, Fred DeLuca, airport manager, warns.
1967: Youngstown Mayor Anthony B. Flask calls on the Fraternal Order of Eagles to join in a campaign to wipe out juvenile wrongdoing in the city.
The Rev. David Noebel, a Tulsa, Okla., evangelist, tells Youngstown University’s Newman Club that Communists are using music, especially modern folk music, to mesmerize the youth of America.
Niles police rush to a West Second Street home to investigate a report that an unidentified flying object landed near a garage. What they found was toaster thrown by a neighbor during a domestic dispute.
Youngstown Bishop Emmet Walsh quietly observes his 75th birthday in his room at St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he has resided since June 1965.
1942: Gov. John H. Bricker will visit Mahoning Valley defense plants before opening the two-day convention of the Ohio League of Young Republicans at the Hotel Pick-Ohio.
A congressional appropriations bill includes $4 million for completion of Berlin Dam.
Mahoning County landlords are warned that if they do not control and roll back rents, a federal administrator is sure to be appointed to enforce rent controls.
Fifth annual Knights of Columbus boxing tournament opens at the Rayen-Wood Auditorium.