Today is Saturday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2005. There are 336 days left in the year. On this date in 1820, Britain's King George III dies at Windsor Castle, ending a reign that had seen both the American and French revolutions.
In 1843, the 25th president of the United States, William McKinley, is born in Niles, Ohio. In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" is first published, in the New York Evening Mirror. In 1850, Henry Clay introduces in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery which includes the admission of California into the Union as a free state. In 1861, Kansas becomes the 34th state of the Union. In 1936, the first members of baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, are named in Cooperstown, N.Y. In 1958, actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward are married. In 1963, the first members of football's Hall of Fame are named in Canton, Ohio. In 1963, poet Robert Frost dies in Boston at age 88. In 1979, President Carter formally welcomes Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House, following the establishment of diplomatic relations. In 1998, a bomb rocks an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing Robert Sanderson, an off-duty police officer working as a security guard, and critically injuring Emily Lyons, a nurse. (A suspect, Eric Rudolph, is captured in May 2003.)
January 29, 1980: The takeover of U.S. Steel Corp.'s Youngstown district headquarters by 200 angry steelworkers ends after the company agrees to meet to discuss the future of the company's remaining operations in Youngstown and the possible sale of now-closed facilities.
Water rates in Girard will go up by 20 cents per 1,000 gallons, to $1.05, in the near future, Mayor Joseph Melfi and Service Director Joseph Christopher tell City Council.
Five more cases of infectious hepatitis have been confirmed by the Youngstown Health Department, bringing the total of known cases from a Christmas party at the Sokol Center to 22.
January 29, 1965: Boardman voters will be asked in November to approve a bond issue to finance construction of a new high school.
Marvin H. Itts, civic and industrial leader, is elected the first president of the new Jewish Home of the Aged of the Jewish Federation of Youngstown. Heritage Manor will receive its first residents within a few weeks.
Russell McKay, president of Home Savings & amp; Loan Co., reports total assets of the company increased from $137 million in 1963 to $144 million at the end of 1964.
January 29, 1955: A gas explosion destroys a building at 3103 South Ave. that housed Booth's Market, Citywide TV and two apartments. Nine persons were taken to South Side Hospital, including three with serious burns.
Youngstown police believe they have smashed a big-time hold-up gang by raiding a Belmont Avenue apartment where five men were arrested and five loaded revolvers and a sawed-off shotgun are found.
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January 29, 1930: Deputy Sheriff Lee Wright of Chandler, Ariz., dies of wounds received in a gunbattle during the capture of Mrs. Irene Schrader and two companions, who were on the lam after the killing of state trooper Brady Paul near New Castle, Pa.
Hugh W. Grant, president of the Chamber of Commerce, will send a delegation of three from Youngstown to Washington, D.C., where they will testify to Youngstown's renewed civic spirit in a bid for a new downtown post office building.
Harvey S. Firestone, Akron rubber manufacturer, plays a round of golf with John D. Rockefeller Sr. at Ormond Beach, Fla. Firestone won a wager by sinking a long putt on the number two hole. The stakes: a dime.