YEARS AGO FOR FEB. 10


Today is Saturday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2018. There are 324 days left in the year.

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On this date in:

1763: Britain, Spain and France sign the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years War (also known as the French and Indian War in North America).

1840: Britain’s Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

1936: Nazi Germany’s Reichstag passes a law investing the Gestapo secret police with absolute authority exempt from any legal review.

1968: U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming, 19, wins America’s only gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France, in the ladies’ singles event.

1992: Boxer Mike Tyson is convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant.

2008: Democrat Barack Obama defeats Hillary Clinton in the Maine Democratic presidential caucuses.

2013: Joe Paterno’s family releases its response to Penn State’s report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal, attacking Louis Freeh’s conclusion that the coach hid sex-abuse allegations against his longtime assistant.

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1993: Youngstown State University budget director G.L. Mears says the state’s new budget likely will require a 4 percent tuition increase for 1993-94 to $2,745 a year.

Leaders of Trumbull Countians for the Right to Vote, Elizabeth Huff and John Pavlic, agree to stop circulating petitions against the Pentagon project tax after a long meeting with U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.

Boardman Township officials want to prohibit drilling gas and oil wells in neighborhoods where there are more than 1.9 housing units per acre of land.

1978: The Ecumenical Coalition of the Mahoning Valley – the clergy organization attempting to revive the Campbell Works of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. – is having a public meeting to inspire support for its forthcoming “show of faith” fundraising efforts.

Youngstown’s snowplow drivers say none of the city’s 15 trucks is safe. Streets Superintendent Angelo Dundee acknowledges that the use of salt during a severe winter has caused mechanical and electrical problems but says five of the trucks have been checked and are ready to go.

1968: Youngstown district roads are glazed with ice, resulting in 64 separate accidents between 2 and 10 p.m.

The Hubbard Ministerial Association is calling for strict local enforcement of “blue laws,” which prohibit the Sunday sale of anything other than necessities.

Navy Hospital Corpsman Robert Booth of Youngstown is wounded in the demilitarized zone of Vietnam. After two operations, he was taken to Japan.

The Helping Hands Civic Club, made up of seventh-grade students in Our Lady of Lourdes School, East Palestine, will sponsor a used-book sale during Catholic Book Week.

1943: Youngstown schoolchildren will henceforth recite the Pledge of Allegiance with their hands over their hearts rather than extending their arms outward, which resembles the Nazi salute.

Youngstown Superintendent George Bowman says military training for high-school boys is not being contemplated in Youngstown schools.

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