Today is Wednesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2007. There are 355 days left in the year. On this date in 1776, Thomas Paine publishes his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense."



Today is Wednesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2007. There are 355 days left in the year. On this date in 1776, Thomas Paine publishes his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense."
In 1861, Florida secedes from the Union. In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. In 1920, the League of Nations is established as the Treaty of Versailles goes into effect. In 1946, the first manmade contact with the moon is made as radar signals are bounced off the lunar surface. In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convenes in London. In 1947, the musical fantasy "Finian's Rainbow," with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, opens on Broadway. In 1957, Harold Macmillan becomes prime minister of Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden. In 1967, Massachusetts Republican Edward W. Brooke, the first black elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, takes his seat. In 1967, National Educational Television (forerunner of the Public Broadcasting Service) operates as a true network for the first time as it carries President Johnson's State of the Union address. In 1984, the United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century. In 1997, Dallas police end their investigation of Dallas Cowboys stars Erik Williams and Michael Irvin, saying a woman's claim that Williams had raped her while Irvin held a gun to her head was false. In 2002, Marines begin flying hundreds of al-Qaida prisoners in Afghanistan to a U.S. base on Cuba; the White House reveals that Enron Corp. had sought the administration's help shortly before collapsing with the life savings of many workers; Todd Eldredge wins his sixth U.S. Figure Skating Championship title.
January 10, 1982: The Youngstown State University Television Production Center is on the brink of closing through a combination of internal politics, differences of academic opinion and a shortage of money.
A Massillon consultant recommends to Trumbull County commissioners the construction of a multi-purpose building to house the county Welfare Department.
The loss of 25,473 residents between 1970 and 1980 has upped Youngstown's non-white population to 33 percent from 25 percent and city planners are trying to determine the effect that would have on the racial makeup of wards if boundaries are realigned.
January 10, 1967: Mayor John C. Jordan of New Castle is Gov.-elect Raymond P. Shafer's choice to succeed Craig Truax as chairman of the Pennsylvania State Republican Party.
Striking employees of the Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital are reporting to work, but a hospital spokesman says they will be rescheduled for work "as they are needed."
A vacant three-story building at 207 W. Federal St. has been bought by the Marino Corp., Youngstown real estate holding firm, and will be remodeled into a large high-quality cafeteria. Negotiations are underway with the Morrison cafeteria chain of Tampa, Fla., to operate the facility.
January 10, 1957: The annual meeting at St. John's Episcopal Church becomes a warm tribute to the Rev. John H. Burt, the youthful pastor, who is leaving for his new parish at the Pasadena All Saints Episcopal Church in California.
The Ohio Bell Telephone Co. will spend more than 3.4 million in the Youngstown area in 1957 to expand and improve service.
After more than six hours of argument, Youngstown City Council approves a 1957 budget ordinance that appropriates 11.8 million from all of the city's various funds.
January 10, 1932: Phil Frieder, president of the Youngstown Milk Fund Association, says that unless folks begin dropping more pennies in the milk bottles near cash registers throughout town, needy children won't be getting the milk that they need. It costs about 1,500 a month to provide milk for 700 children.
The scant Democratic majority in Congress scores its first victory over administration forces, pushing a tariff bill through the House.
Spectacular work in the last five minutes of play enables the Warren High cagers to defeat a fighting South High Youngstown team by a 26-22 score in Warren. South was leading 20-14 with only five minutes to play.

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