Today is Saturday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2005. There are 350 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 1943, work is completed on the Pentagon, now the headquarters of the U.S. Defense Department. In 1947, a grisly, still-unsolved homicide comes to light in Los Angeles as the mutilated remains of 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, known as the "Black Dahlia" for her dark outfits, are found in a vacant lot. 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.
January 15, 1980: The Mahoning County Sheriff's Department recovers more than $8,000 in loot reportedly stolen from homes in the North Jackson area and has arrested three Jackson Township teenage youths.
Ohio Edison rolls back its rate increase to Warren from 65 percent to 32 percent, Mayor Daniel J. Sferra announces during a city council meeting.
Gold prices soar in London to $680 an ounce, and also hits records in Hong Kong and Zurich in reaction to events in Afghanistan and Iran.
January 15, 1965: Nearly 800 industrial, professional and businessmen and their guests welcome General Motors to the Mahoning Valley with a banquet dinner at the Hotel Pick Ohio. Gov. James A. Rhodes leads the tribute, welcoming Semon E. Knudsen, manager of the Chevrolet Division of GM.
A cold wave sweeps through Youngstown, dropping the mercury to 8 degrees overnight.
Jeanette MacDonald, who became an international sensation with her musical film partner, Nelson Eddy, dies of a heart ailment in a Houston Hospital where she was awaiting surgery. She was 57.
January 15, 1955: Youngstown's 1954 traffic toll climbs to 14 with the death of William A. Allison, 65, of injuries suffered in an accident Nov. 14.
Mrs. Mary Brooks, 62, of 2938 W. Miltonia Ave., Youngstown, dies in a fire that swept through her one-story home.
The second phase of a three-year fund drive for expanding Ursuline High School and building a new South Side Catholic High School will seek to raise the second annual commitment of $300,000 from 37 parishes in the Mahoning area.
January 15, 1930: Irene Schroeder of Benwood, W. Va., the object of a nationwide search following the shooting death of a Pennsylvania patrolman near New Castle, is arrested in Phoenix, Ariz., with two men, one believed to be a Texas ex-convict and the other her husband. The arrests following two gunfights and a kidnapping.
Youngstown Sealer Harry J. McNicholas says 12 grocery store managers in the city will be arrested on charges of giving short weights.
J. Howard Parker is chosen to take the place of the late A.E. Adams as president of First National and Dollar banks at a meeting of directors.