Today is Thursday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2004. There are 351 days left in the year. On this date



Today is Thursday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2004. There are 351 days left in the year. On this date in 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is born in Atlanta.
In 1559, England's Queen Elizabeth I is crowned in Westminster Abbey. In 1844, the University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana. In 1870, the Democratic Party is represented as a donkey for the first time in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly. In 1942, Jawaharlal Nehru succeeds Mohandas K. Gandhi as head of India's National Congress Party. In 1943, work is completed on the Pentagon, now the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. In 1967, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeat the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League in the first Super Bowl, 35-10. In 1973, President Nixon announces the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam, citing progress in peace negotiations. In 1974, the situation comedy "Happy Days" premieres on ABC television. In 1976, Sara Jane Moore is sentenced to life in prison for her attempt on the life of President Ford in San Francisco. In 1992, the Yugoslav federation, founded in 1918, effectively collapses as the European Community recognized the republics of Croatia and Slovenia.
January 15, 1979: Vindicator sports writer Mark Miller recalls that Ohio State's new football coach, Earle Bruce, had an inauspicious first year as head coach of the Salem Quakers football squad, posting a 4-5 record in 1957. He then had three successful seasons before moving on to Sandusky. Miller, who was sports editor of the Salem News, recalls Bruce saying the he would like to coach Ohio State someday.
The biggest single source of steel for domestic users in 1978 was the world market, Iron Age magazine reports. Imports accounted for 19.7 million tons during the first 11 months of the year, while United States Steel Corp., the nation's largest producer of steel, shipped 19.3 million tons.
Ohio State freshman quarterback Art Schlicter denies rumors that he would transfer from Ohio State. "I'm an Ohio boy and I want to play for Ohio State as long as I can," he says.
January 15, 1964: Harry F. Webster, 75, president of the Denman Rubber Manufacturing Co. and a Warren community leader, dies in Trumbull Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack at home.
Youngstown Police Chief John Terlesky appoints three patrolmen to a new office that will have charge of the reactivated traffic school, public relations and surveillance of known subversives.
T. A. Johnson, a veteran member of the Mahoning County Republican executive committee, is chosen as a GOP member of the Mahoning Board of Elections during a party meeting at the Maennerchor Club.
January 15, 1954: Steel operations in the Youngstown district slide from 78 percent to 70 percent of capacity. The layoff of hundreds of workers is anticipated.
Joe DiMaggio, the former New York Yankee Clipper, marries movie actress Marilyn Monroe in a San Francisco municipal court after a two-year courtship.
The Hudson Motor Car Co. and the Nash-Kelvinator Corp. merge under the name of American Motors Corp.
Jimmy Messenger, 11-year-old Boardman Elementary School safety patrolman, is injured when struck by a car driven by the North Lima High football coach. He is in good condition in South Side Hospital.
January 15, 1929: The Mahoning County Bar Association passes a resolution suggesting the creation of two new Mahoning County common pleas judgeships.
Students and teachers have to wear overcoats in some areas of South High School. S.R. Creps, director of schools, says lack of sufficient radiation equipment caused the problem and additional equipment has been ordered for five rooms.
Mrs. C.J. Ott, who served three times as a representative in the Ohio General Assembly, dies in St. Elizabeth Hospital, where she had been a patient for four months.

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