Today is Tuesday, March 6, the 65th day of 2018. There are 300 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1475: Italian artist and poet Michelangelo is born in Caprese in the Republic of Florence.
1836: The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, falls as Mexican forces led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna storm the fortress after a 13-day siege; the battle killed all the Texan defenders, nearly 200 strong, including Davy Crockett.
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.
1944: U.S. heavy bombers stage the first full-scale American raid on Berlin during World War II.
1998: The U.S. Army honors three Americans who risked their lives and turned their weapons on fellow soldiers to stop the slaughter of Vietnamese villagers at My Lai in 1968.
2016: Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies in Los Angeles at age 94.
2017: Without fanfare, President Donald Trump signs a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers, one that still bars new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily shuts down America’s refugee program.
1993: U.S. District Judge Ann Aldrich rules that Waste Technologies Industries can conduct a test burn of its hazardous-waste incinerator in East Liverpool but doesn’t clear the way for the company to transition into commercial operation.
A strike by clerical and maintenance workers forces the closing of the main Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and 20 branches.
The women’s basketball team of Youngstown State University gains its 15th victory of the season by defeating Valparaiso, 117-106, in a shootout at Beeghly Center.
1978: A plan to convert the vacant Sheraton Inn at Meridian Road and I-680 into a home for senior citizens is announced by a group of seven private investors.
An off-duty Mahoning County reserve deputy sheriff is being held on an open charge in the shooting death of Daniel Martin, 30, of Youngstown in the Southern Tavern on Glenwood Avenue.
A community chorus presents Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” at Central Christian Church in Warren. The performance will utilize the Heim Memorial Organ.
1968: David E. Gilliam, Parkwood Avenue, a senior at Choate School, Wallingford, Conn., is named a 1968 scholar in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students.
Dr. Sidney Franklin’s resignation is unanimously accepted by the Youngstown Board of Health. He has differed with the board over inaction on alleged violation of city health codes.
An order to close all cheat spots in Campbell immediately is given to Police Chief John Washko by Safety-Service Director John Ontko.
1943: Sheriff Ralph Elser and Vice Squad Chief William Daivis are being pestered by anonymous phone callers who threaten them with bombings to ruin the sheriff politically.
Carl Ullman, president of Dollar Savings and Trust Co., will be Mahoning County chairman of the second Victory Loan Drive.
The level of Berlin Lake is at 40.5 feet at the dam. Contractors are installing steel bulkheads to impound more water until the gates, weighing 20 tons each, are in place.