Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Today is Sunday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2003. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in 1773, the first public museum in America is established, in Charleston, S.C.
In 1519, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I dies. In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote. In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. In 1942, President Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board. In 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces begin a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe. In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race. In 1964, leftist rebels in Zanzibar begin their successful revolt against the government. In 1966, President Johnson says in his State of the Union address that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended. In 1971, the groundbreaking situation comedy "All in the Family" premieres on CBS television. In 1986, the shuttle Columbia blasts off with a crew that includes the first Hispanic-American in space, Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz.
January 12, 1978: Just as roads have begun to thaw somewhat and students go back to school, another storm front is creeping toward the Mahoning Valley.
The New Castle Board of Education announces that it will not renew the contracts of Superintendent Russell Horchler and Assistant Superintendent Calvin DiCarlo, and will take applications for the two top spots in the school district.
Construction in Warren soars in 1977 to $34 million, an 84 percent increase in construction value over 1976.
Ohio Edison's electricity productivity capacity is cut 68 percent, forcing the company to buy power from other generating companies.
January 12, 1963: Moonshining, the illicit distilling of whisky to avoid paying state and federal taxes, is increasing in Ohio, liquor control officials say.
One more of the escapees from the Trumbull County jail has been captured, leaving two still at large.
Youngstown police hope to clear up several recent armed robberies and house burglaries with the arrest of two men at an Edwards Street address.
A freestanding bell tower will be a feature of the new St. Christien Church to be built by the end of 1964 at Schenley Ave. and Canfield Road.
January 12, 1953: Winter weather hits the Youngstown district with wet snow that froze, melted and froze again, making for treacherous driving. Twelve persons are injured in traffic accidents.
A plea to druggists and newsstand operators to set an example by clearing their racks of filthy literature is made by Seventh Ward Councilman Stephen R. Olenick.
Nationwide, parochial school construction hits a new high in 1952 , despite controls and shortages of building materials. The construction was valued at $355 million.
January 12, 1928: Mahoning County Juvenile Court authorities are investigating the drinking of liquor by Petersburgh High School boys. A 33-year-old North Lima man has been arrested on charges of selling corn liquor to some of the boys.
A comparison of bank and building and loan statements covering 1927 show an increase of nearly $10 million in savings deposits during the year, bringing the total to more than $90 million. The total savings exceed the annual payroll for the community as whole, which is $83 million.
Mayor Joseph Heffernan announces that before he signs any ordinance granting the Youngstown Municipal Railway Co. an increase in rates, he will make an investigation into the company's books to see if the numbers match those given to the city.