Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2006. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2006. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces begin a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.
In 1519, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I dies. In 1773, the first public museum in America is established, in Charleston, S.C. In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote. In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. In 1942, President Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board. In 1948, the Supreme Court rules that states cannot discriminate against law-school applicants because of race. In 1964, leftist rebels in Zanzibar begin their successful revolt against the government.
January 12, 1981: Ted M. Vanelli is re-elected chairman of the Trumbull County Board of Commissioners. Anthony A. Latell Jr. is vice chairman.
Joseph L. Seaborn Jr., 77, former superintendent of Weathersfield Local School District, dies of pneumonia in North Side Hospital.
Thermometers in Youngstown register at -7, a record low.
Former Youngstown State University quarterback Ron Jaworksi leads the Philadelphia Eagles to the National Football Conference Championship, defeating the Dallas Cowboys, 20-7. The Eagles will meet the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl.
January 12, 1966: A suspect in the Dec. 17 robbery of Tony Buttar's Uptown Jewelry Store is among three persons wounded in an exchange of gunfire during an attempted holdup at a Pittsburgh area tavern.
A Struthers numbers operator, apparently fronting for Ronald Carabbia, and a veteran South Side jukebox operator are the first to receive $1,500 amusement device permits from Youngstown City Hall.
A West Side businessman, Robert Beach, miraculously escapes serious injury when a natural gas explosion and fire gutted Personalized Diaper Service, 4529 Mahoning Ave. Beach, 33, was greeted by a tremendous blast when he returned to his establishment after making deliveries.
January 12, 1956: A spectacular general alarm fire wipes out Star Chrome Co. at 1316 Market St., and damages Manufacturers Supply Co. The loss is estimated at $200,000.
The Defense Department gives the green light to construction of a $4 million Navy Reserve jet fighter base at Youngstown Municipal Airport.
Youngstown University and one other local institution are among 187 schools receiving letters from trustees of the $1 million George Record estate in Conneaut outlining new proposals to organize a polytechnic school as provided for in the industrialist's will.
January 12, 1931: William E. Keagel, manager of a store at Pointview and Loveland Road, wounds two robbers, one seriously, when he pulls his gun after the robbers enter the store. More than 15 shots are fired.
Six different bills proposing repeal of statutory prohibition in Ohio are introduced in the state legislature.
Hundreds of Youngstown district workmen are disappointed when they flocked to mill gates only to find that there were very few jobs awaiting any of them.

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