Today is Wednesday, May 28, the 148th day of 2003. There are 217 days left in the year. On this date
Today is Wednesday, May 28, the 148th day of 2003. There are 217 days left in the year. On this date in 1934, the Dionne quintuplets -- Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne -- are born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario, Canada.
In 1533, England's archbishop declares the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid. In 1863, the first black regiment from the North leaves Boston to fight in the Civil War. In 1892, the Sierra Club is organized in San Francisco. In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt pushes a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic can cross the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California. In 1937, Neville Chamberlain becomes prime minister of Britain.
May 28, 1978: Memorial Day is especially painful for Frances Fair, 57, of New Castle. Her husband, James, was 28 when he was killed by a Japanese sniper in 1945. Her son, Ronald, was 28 when he was killed in a plane crash in Vietnam in 1968.
The Jackson-Milton Board of Education, meeting in special session, approves a 10.4-mill property tax increase necessary to raise $300,000 for operation of schools through the end of the year. Voters had approved a 7.9-mill tax designed to raise that amount, but then AT & amp;T removed long distance lines from the town that produced $40,000 of the $300,000. A court ordered the board to recalculated the millage.
The attorney-client conference room in the Trumbull County Jail contained an electronic eavesdropping device for 12 years before it was removed in early 1978. Former Sheriff Robert Barnett said the bug was installed when the room served as an interrogation room and was never used to monitor attorney-client conversations.
May 28, 1963: Twenty-four graduates of the Youngstown University Reserve Officers Training program are sworn in as second lieutenants during a ceremony at the Pollock House. Col. Richard J. Bestor, chairman of the department of military science, officiated.
Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. will build a new 80-inch cold reducing sheet mill at its Indiana Harbor Works at a cost of $80 million, says A.S. Glossbrenner, president of the company.
A white swan at Crandall Park hatches two cygnets. Park users are cautioned to give the mother and father swans wide berth, since they can be quite vicious in protecting their young.
May 28, 1953: Artists renderings are released showing what St. Elizabeth Hospital will look like after a $3 million addition and renovation project is completed. Bids are to be opened June 9 and work is expected to begin in the summer.
State Rep. Thomas J. Barrett will lead another drive to have the state take over Lake Milton and operate it as a recreation area. The reservoir and dam, badly in need of repairs, have been the subject of arguments involving city council, county, state and federal officials.
A golden trowel is used to set the cornerstone for the new $65,000 Jewish Community Center in Gypsy Lane. Wielding the trowel are Atty. Murray A. Nadler, president of the Youngstown Jewish Federation; Phillip Levy, president of the Jewish Community Center; Ralph J. Lebowitz, chairman of the building and planning committee, and Marvin H. Itts, chairman of the building campaign fund.
May 28, 1928: Two boys riding a pony find the body of Beatrice Rosenbaum on a farm near Salem. The coroner says the 10-year-old girl, who had been missing for two weeks, died of exposure and starvation and had been dead for four or five days. A suspect is in custody.
Both of Youngstown's radio stations, WMBW and WKBN, are included in a list of 174 stations that have been notified by the Federal Radio Commission that their licenses will not be renewed after Aug. 1. The affected stations are to be given a hearing in Washington July 9.
Eugene Fusco, the valedictorian of Niles High School, has amassed a number of other honors, including the cash prize for the highest average in English, third place in extemporaneous speaking in the Northern Ohio contest, star member of the McKinley debating team, business manager of the Senior Annual and a member of the staff of the Hi-Crier.