Today is Monday, March 5, the 64th day of 2018. There are 301 days left in the year.

Today is Monday, March 5, the 64th day of 2018. There are 301 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1770: The Boston Massacre takes place as British soldiers who have been taunted by a crowd of colonists open fire, killing five people.

1867: Thousands of members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood launch the Fenian Rebellion in Ireland in an attempt at overthrowing British rule.

1868: The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson begins in the U.S. Senate, with Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presiding. Johnson, the first U.S. president to be impeached, was accused of “high crimes and misdemeanors” stemming from his attempt to fire Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; the trial ended May 26 with Johnson’s acquittal.

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 slender majority in the Reichstag.

1946: Winston Churchill delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., in which he said: “From Stettin in the Baltic, to Trieste in the Adriatic, an ‘iron curtain’ has descended across the continent, allowing police governments to rule Eastern Europe.”

1953: Soviet dictator Josef Stalin dies after three decades in power.

1963: Country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins die in the crash of their plane, a Piper Comanche, near Camden, Tenn.

1982: Comedian John Belushi is found dead of a drug overdose in a rented bungalow in Hollywood; he was 33.

2013: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Latin America’s most vocal and controversial leader, dies in Caracas at age 58 after a struggle with cancer.


1993: Local opponents of gun control picket outside Stambaugh Auditorium, where Sarah Brady and her husband, Jim, who was wounded in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, were speaking. “Law-abiding people have no need for [assault weapons] and in the wrong hands, they’re deadly,” says Mrs. Brady.

Copperweld Steel Co. in Warren discontinues its cold-drawn product line as part of its three-year plan to return to profitability. About 35 workers will be affected.

A hole opens overnight in the driveway of Robert and the Rev. Gena Thornton on Keystone Street on Youngstown’s East Side, swallowing a car.

1978: Ronald Carabbia of Poland, one of six men standing trial in the bombing of Cleveland waterfront boss Daniel J. Greene, helped rig the bomb that killed Greene, according to an FBI affidavit.

Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes opens a campaign to win an unprecedented fourth four-year term as governor.

Cardinal Mooney makes a late game surge to defeat Woodrow Wilson’s “Cinderella” team, 52-46, to win the Class AAA District Championship.

1968: Robert L. Pegues Jr., principal of Tod Elementary School, named administrative assistant for urban affairs by the Youngstown Board of Education. Marjorie Osborne succeeds him at Tod.

At Leetonia High School’s science fair, Billie Jean Navojosky receives “best of show.”

Youngstown opens negotiations with United Steelworkers of America for employees at the wastewater treatment plant.

1943: Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. turned out 3.9 million net tons of steel ingots in 1942, 113,278 more than in 1941 and 1.1 million tons over 1940.

Fourteen meat packers and distributors in the Youngstown district are named among 120 defendants by the Office of Price Administration in an injunction suit aimed at the black market.

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