Today is Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2007. There are 255 days left in the year. On this date in 1999, the Columbine High School massacre takes place in Littleton, Colo., as two students shoot
Today is Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2007. There are 255 days left in the year. On this date in 1999, the Columbine High School massacre takes place in Littleton, Colo., as two students shoot and kill 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives.
In 1812, the fourth vice president of the United States, George Clinton, dies in Washington at age 73, becoming the first vice president to die while in office. In 1836, Congress votes to establish the Wisconsin Territory. In 1889, Adolf Hitler is born in Braunau, Austria. In 1945, during World War II, allied forces take control of the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart. In 1968, Pierre Elliott Trudeau is sworn in as prime minister of Canada. In 1971, the Supreme Court, in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, unanimously upholds the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools. In 1972, the manned lunar module from Apollo 16 lands on the moon.
April 20, 1982: The Austintown Board of Education approves austerity moves that will reduce the system's teaching force by 17 and the noncertficated staff by 30.
Councilman George McKelvey criticizes a proposal to deregulate cable television service, saying that Warner-Amex Cable has not provided some services promised in its franchise and, as a monopoly, should be regulated.
April 20, 1967: Beginning teachers in Youngstown with a bachelor's degree will start at 5,800 if a proposed new salary schedule is adopted by the board of education and contingent on passage of an operating levy.
A 27-year-old South Side man is being held after presenting someone else's driver's license at the scene of an accident in Central Square and then attempting to escape, despite a policeman's warning shot.
Proponents of the Mahoning County Community College are urging public support for the Youngstown City School District's 7.5-mill operating levy on the May 2 ballot.
April 20, 1957: The Teamsters Union and representatives of eight wholesale grocery firms reach agreement on a three-year contract providing a 35-cent hourly wage boost, ending a three-week strike.
An explosion damages three acetylene gas generators in the gas house at General Fireproofing Co., causing 12,000 damage and curtailing production in part of the plant.
April 20, 1932: After a secret meeting, the Mahoning County Board of Education calls in Superintendent of Schools Jerome Hull and tells him that his post has been declared vacant, effective Aug. 1 when his contract expires. Hull has been superintendent for 18 years.
National Guard troops restore order to the Cadiz area and three strikebound coal mines resume operations.