Today is Monday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2004. There are 354 days left in the year. On this date in



Today is Monday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2004. There are 354 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 Franklin 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 Supreme Court rules that states cannot 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 U.S. 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, 1979: James M. "Peeps" Cononico, 42, a federal parolee, dies after being shot in the chest as he walked from his truck to the front door of a residential drug treatment facility on Youngstown's South Side.
School Board Member Joseph Rafidi says he is asking the Ohio attorney general and auditor to investigate the way a $9,500 service fund has been spent. The money is in a travel account, but Rafidi says the board is violating state law by paying travel expenses without specifically authorizing each payment.
The 27 members of the Austintown Police Department walk off the job after negotiations on a new contract are stalled, leaving the community of 41,000 with little police protection.
The Ohio Bell Telephone Co. will spend more than $21 million in the Youngstown area, part of $389 million allotted to improve and maintain telephone service.
January 12, 1964: A light airplane flying through a blinding snowstorm crashes into the 26th floor of a 30-floor Kansas City skyscraper, killing the pilot and three passengers. There were few people in the Southwestern Bell Telephone building when the crash occurred.
An attack on syphilis is under way in the Youngstown area as the incidence of venereal disease climbs both locally and nationally.
The amazing Youngstown University Penguins extend their undefeated streak to 11 straight games before a record crowd of 3,472 at South Field House, defeating Lakeland College of Wisconsin, 127-53.
More than $1 million in new construction of beautiful churches of unusual design is nearing completion in the Youngstown district. The churches are St. Christine at Canfield Road and Schenley, St. Michael in Canfield and Bethel Lutheran at 425 Crestview Drive, Boardman.
January 12, 1954: Elmer Burns, 30, and Harvey Hunter, 18, at large for three days after escaping from the Trumbull County Jail with two other men, are apprehended by Pennsylvania State Police near Butler. The two other men, who were captured within hours, are in solitary confinement.
Frank F. Franko, newest of Youngstown's three municipal judges, angrily stalks out of a court organizational meeting in protest against two lame-duck appointments by former Judge John W. Powers.
Three South Side youths, two aged 16 and the other 20, are arrested after allegedly firing bullets into at least five homes in Austintown.
The lake at Lincoln Park in Youngstown is frozen solid for the first time in two years, allowing skaters to return to the ice.
January 12, 1929: Safety work in Youngstown mills in the past 20 years has changed conditions such that instead of being highly dangerous, it is 70 percent safer to work in the mills than to drive an auto on city streets, according to George Dilley, chairman of the publicity committee of the Youngstown Safety Committee.
Ohio Gov. Vic Donahey orders State Welfare Director John E. Harper to investigate alleged inhuman treatment of Hamilton Jett, the 17-year-old Marietta boy who died of pneumonia in the Lancaster Boys Industrial School.
Joseph Gottliev says that if charges of driving a police car without the owner's consent are not brought by city officials against Councilman Thomas W. Robertson, 5th ward, he will swear out a warrant as a private citizen.
The ban on basketball in Youngstown and county schools that was instituted at the height of the influenza epidemic is being lifted by Superintendent J.J. Richeson and Dr. J.E. Elder of the Mahoning County Board of Health.

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