Today is Friday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2005. There are 337 days left in the year. On this date in 1915, the Coast Guard is created by an act of Congress.
In 1853, Cuban revolutionary Jose Marti is born in Havana. In 1878, the first commercial telephone switchboard goes into operation, in New Haven, Conn. In 1878, the first daily college newspaper, the Yale News, begins publication in New Haven, Conn. In 1909, the United States ends direct control over Cuba. In 1916, Louis D. Brandeis is appointed by President Wilson to the Supreme Court, becoming its first Jewish member. In 1945, during World War II, Allied supplies begin reaching China over the newly reopened Burma Road. In 1973, a cease-fire officially goes into effect in the Vietnam War. In 1980, six U.S. diplomats who had avoided being taken hostage at their embassy in Tehran fly out of Iran with the help of Canadian diplomats. In 1982, Italian anti-terrorism forces rescue U.S. Brig. Gen. James L. Dozier, 42 days after he had been kidnapped by the Red Brigades. In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., killing all seven crew members.
January 28, 1980: More than 500 angry steelworkers storm the U.S. Steel headquarters on Salt Springs Road, and 200 break down the doors and occupy the building's fourth floor, demanding their jobs back. The men said they intend to stay until U.S. Steel officials meet with USW officials to discuss keeping the company's remaining Youngstown operations open.
Fire destroys a portable classroom known as the Little Red Schoolhouse at Monroe School in Youngstown. Superintendent Emanuel Catsoules says the fire was apparently caused by a malfunctioning heater.
Child actor Ricky Schroder wins a Golden Globe award as New Male Star of the Year for his part in the movie "The Champ."
January 28, 1965: Directors of General Fireproofing Co. vote to increase the regular first quarter dividend from 25 cents to 30 cents a share. John A Saunders says the increase was made possible by 1964 profits that nearly doubled from $1.32 per share to $2.63 a share between 1963 and 1964.
Support is growing in Columbus for a new institution to house sex criminals after a parolee who served less than a year in prison for an attack on one girl is arrested for the kidnapping and maiming of another, a 7-year-old Cleveland girl.
January 28, 1955: Plans for merging Bethlehem Steel Corp. and Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. to make a bigger and stronger steel combine have not been dropped, Eugene G. Grace, Bethlehem chairman, says.
More than $1 million in funds for state highway right-of-way purchases in the Youngstown district are included in the $8 million appropriation measure introduced in the Ohio House.
More than 4,500 Youngstown area volunteers brave the cold and snow to collect more than $19,446 in a door-to-door canvass for the Mothers' March on Polio.
January 28, 1930: Youngstown City Council overrules the recommendation of Traction Commissioner Harry Engle that 34 new buses be bought and authorizes, instead, the purchase of 20.
The city board of control approves a plan to lease Lansdowne Field for five years to the highest bidder, who will have to operate it under the name Youngstown Municipal Airport.
The wholesale price of eggs in the Youngstown area has been dropping for six weeks and stands at 30 cents, about 15 cents lower than the peak price.