Today is Friday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2005. There are 351 days left in the year. On his date in 1784, the United States ratifies a peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary War.
In 1858, French emperor Napoleon III escapes an attempt on his life. In 1900, Puccini's opera "Tosca" receives a mixed reception at its world premiere in Rome. In 1914, Ford Motor Company greatly improves its assembly-line operation by employing a chain to pull each chassis along. In 1943, President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill open a wartime conference in Casablanca. In 1952, NBC's "Today" show premieres, with Dave Garroway as the host, or "communicator," as he is officially known. In 1963, George C. Wallace is sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge of "segregation forever." In 1969, 25 crew members of the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise are killed in an explosion that rips through the ship off Hawaii.
January 14, 1980: Youngstown Police Chief Stanley Peterson announces the promotion of 11 men to fill vacancies in the supervisory and detective ranks in the Police Department. They are the first promotions in two years.
William D. DeCicco, chief comprehensive planner at the Eastgate Development and Transportation Agency for seven years, is named executive director of the CASTLO Community Improvement Corp.
Atty. Don L. Hanni Jr., citing his client's right to a fair trial, argues to bar the press from hearings on pre-trial motions in the murder trial of Stephen Masters, accused of shooting his 19-year-old wife, Jodi, to death on Valentine's day.
January 14, 1965: The three-story Downtown Garage building and its real estate have been given to the Trinity Methodist Church by the L.A. Beeghly Fund.
Golden Gloves fighter Jerry Como, 17, who collapsed after being struck in the head during a fight at South High Field House, dies in St. Elizabeth Hospital.
January 14, 1955: Republic Steel Corp.'s Youngstown plant is lighting two more open hearth furnaces, the company's first important boost in operations in months.
Mayor Frank X. Kryzan will ask Air Force and Defense department officials to renegotiate leases with the city for use of Youngstown Municipal Airport. Kryzan was angered by the news that the Air Force plans to expand its jet base at the airport and blasts the airport for "continued encroachment" at the airport.
Betty Vickers, 21, of Youngstown is offered an opportunity to train under one of the nation's foremost swimming coaches, Lillian MacKellar of Hollywood, Calif. She will graduate in June from Kent State University and will take a job teaching at Hollywood High School so that she can train under Mrs. MacKellar.
January 14, 1930: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Campbell celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary quietly together in New York City.
In a stormy session, Cleveland City Council votes 14 to 11 to oust City Manager William R. Hopkins from the position he has held since the manager plan was adopted six years ago.
Patrolman M.J. Barnes is suspended from the Youngstown Police Department after being indicted on a charge of manslaughter in the traffic death of John P. McLaughlin.