Today is Saturday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2004. There are 314 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Saturday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2004. There are 314 days left in the year. On this date in 1965, former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X, 39, is shot to death in New York by assassins identified as Black Muslims.
In 1878, the first telephone directory is issued, by the District Telephone Company of New Haven, Conn. In 1885, the Washington Monument is dedicated. In 1916, the World War I Battle of Verdun begins in France. In 1925, The New Yorker magazine makes its debut. In 1947, Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrates his Polaroid Land camera, which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds. In 1972, President Nixon begins his historic visit to China as he and his wife, Pat, arrive in Shanghai. In 1973, Israeli fighter planes shoot down a Libyan Airlines jet over the Sinai Desert, killing more than 100 people. In 1986, Larry Wu-tai Chin, the first American found guilty of spying for China, kills himself in his Virginia jail cell. In 1988, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart tearfully confesses to his congregation in Baton Rouge, La., that he is guilty of an unspecified sin, and says he is leaving the pulpit temporarily. (Reports link Swaggart to an admitted prostitute, Debra Murphree.) In 2000, consumer advocate Ralph Nader announces his entry into the presidential race, bidding for the nomination of the Green Party.
February 21, 1979: A federal grand jury in Cleveland subpoenas records of the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department during the terms of sheriffs Ray T. Davis and Michael Yarosh as part of an FBI probe into possible public corruption.
John Roberts, 79, of Sherwood Avenue, dies after falling from a stepladder while removing icicles from spouting at his home. It is the second death of the week attributable to the weather.
Salem City Council approves a two-year wage ordinance giving city employees increase of 7 percent the first year and 7 percent the second year.
Lamar A. Young, 80, of 3726 Austintown-Warren Road, Mineral Ridge, a former Trumbull County commissioner and Fair Board president, dies of a heart attack at his home. He had remained active in operation of the family's Lou Ida Farm and county and state agricultural affairs.
A two-alarm, gas-fed fire, believed to have been set by vandals, causes heavy damage to Grant Elementary School in Youngstown. Two firefighters are slightly injured and classes are canceled.
February 21, 1964: Forty-five Austintown Township pupils and 42 Jackson-Milton pupils escape injury in two school bus accidents. Both buses were struck from behind and the drivers of three cars were cited.
The population of Mahoning County has increased 10,930 and Trumbull County by 15,508 since the federal census of 1960, according to State Development Department estimates.
Dr. William J. Timmins, chairman of the Trumbull County Democratic Committee, will coordinate the county campaign for former astronaut John Glenn, seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
February 21, 1954: The first full-scale auto show to be held in Detroit in 13 years opens at the Michigan State Fairgrounds.
A two-night counseling clinic on family life and marriage by a twice-married, self-styled "doctor" that was scheduled to open in a Girard theater is canceled when an investigation by The Vindicator theater editor reveals doubts as to the Cleveland counselor's qualifications.
The Youngstown Heart Fund stands at $44,089, a gain of $6,020 over 1953 contributions, Mrs. O.W. Haulman, executive secretary, reports.
Two Trumbull County deputy sheriffs are turning in their Mace for baseball bats. Fred "Fuzzy" Richards reports to the Los Angeles team of the Pacific Coast League and Mike Lutz heads for Daytona Beach to work out at Cleveland's "Indianville" as the property of the Indianapolis club.
February 21, 1929: Youngstown launches a war on bootleggers as the city files suit to padlock nine rum dens, including some of the city's most notorious spots.
A steady, healthy growth in population and industry, with almost unbroken lines of small communities connection Ohio's important cities, is predicted in a report of the power survey committee of the National Electric Light Association.
A check of automobile registrations completed by the Youngstown Automobile Club shows 49,550 cars are registered in Mahoning County.
Youngstown Finance Director James E. Jones surprises a burglar in his home at Fifth and Park avenues at 6:30 a.m. and later discovers that the intruder had taken Jones' trousers and $100.