Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2003. There are 352 days left in the year. On this date in



Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2003. There are 352 days left in the year. On this date in 1794, President Washington approves a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes is later reduced to the original 13.)
In 1864, composer Stephen Foster dies in New York. In 1893, Britain's Independent Labor Party (a precursor to the current Labor Party) holds its first meeting. In 1898, Emile Zola's famous defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, "J'accuse," is published in Paris. In 1941, novelist James Joyce dies in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs dies in a car crash in west Los Angeles. In 1966, Robert C. Weaver becomes the first black Cabinet member as he is appointed secretary of housing and urban development by President Johnson. In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey dies in Waverly, Minn., at age 66. In 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashes into Washington D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge after takeoff and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 people. In 1990, L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia becomes the nation's first elected black governor as he takes the oath of office in Richmond.
January 13, 1978: A fresh topping of snow, measuring between two and three inches, hits the Youngstown district overnight and another six inches are in the forecast.
The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Committee is awarded a federal grant of $100,000 for a study and plan to breathe new life into the Mahoning County economy.
John Kenley signs a $50,000 contract to produce summer theater at the E. J. Thomas Hall for the Performing Arts in Akron, formally ending his 20-year association with Warren.
January 13, 1963: The Canfield Plaza is sold in a $1 million deal to two Cleveland men who are tentatively planning to build a two-story department store in the year-old commercial center. The addition is planned for the east end, adjacent to Colonial Lanes.
Youngstown Mayor Harry Savasten and his administration leaders are looking to 1963 as a year of promise, a year that will bring into being many of the improvements that frustratingly lagged in 1962.
A lack of nearby markets for Youngstown steel is skimming an estimated $9 million to $10 million a year off the Youngstown steel mills' already meager profits.
About 150 ice fishermen are rescued from an ice floe in Lake Erie after spending at least three hours on the floating ice 50 yards from shore, the Coast Guard reports.
January 13, 1953: Judge John W. Ford retires as president of the Community Corporation after 13 years service, having served longer than any other corporation head.
Many "cheesecake" type magazines will be removed voluntarily by sellers from newsstands in Youngstown, but removal of objectionable pocket-size books targeted in Police Chief Edward J. Allen's clean-up campaign may have to await court action.
The Youngstown district will have a fairly large representation at the inauguration of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower as president. County Republican Party Chairman Chester W. Bailey reports that nine local Republicans have made definite plans and several others are discussing making the trip.
January 13, 1928: The January grand jury indicts Oakley Ross, Cecil Bell and Arthur Hutcheson for first-degree murder in connection with the slaying of Youngstown Patrolman Henry Clemens.
Ownership of the Youngstown & amp; Suburban Railway Co. passes into the hands of Samuel Insull & amp; Son of Chicago.
Harry Levinson, prominent jeweler, is elected president of the Jewish Center, Elm St., at the annual meeting held in Rodef Sholem Temple.

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