Today is Thursday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2007. There are 354 days left in the year. On this date in 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issues the first government report saying smoking may be
Today is Thursday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2007. There are 354 days left in the year. On this date in 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issues the first government report saying smoking may be hazardous to one's health.
In 1805, the Michigan Territory is created by an act of Congress. In 1807, Ezra Cornell, the founder of Cornell University, is born in Westchester, N.Y. In 1815, Sir John A. Macdonald, the first prime minister of Canada, is born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1861, Alabama secedes from the Union. In 1913, the first sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, goes on display at the 13th Automobile Show in New York. In 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart begins a trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., that makes her the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. In 1942, Japan declares war against the Netherlands, the same day that Japanese forces invade the Dutch East Indies. In 1943, the United States and Britain sign treaties relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China. In 1977, France sets off an international uproar by releasing Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. In 1995, 52 people are killed when a Colombian airliner crashes as it is preparing to land near the Caribbean resort of Cartagena; a 9-year-old girl survives.
January 11, 1982: Coordinators of Atty. Gen. William J. Brown in his campaign for governor stand with Brown as he announces his campaign at the Ramada Inn in Liberty Township. Among them are David Tobin, Columbiana County prosecutor; Walter Dragelevich, Trumbull County prosecutor, and Frank DeJute and Atty. Daniel Thomas, both of Trumbull County, former Youngstown Mayor J. Phillip Richley, and Atty. Edward A. Flask.
America's team, the Dallas Cowboys, are defeated by the San Francisco 49ers, owned by Youngstown's Edward DeBartolo Jr., in the National Football Conference championship game. The 49ers will play the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl.
Larry Griffith, formerly of Liberty Township, is named business manager of Mount Union College in Alliance.
January 11, 1967: McDowell National Bank ill open a branch office in the new Shenago Valley Mall under construction in Hermitage Township, says Harry B. McDowell Jr., bank president.
Charles E. Burchfield of Buffalo, the internationally known landscape painter, whose work hangs in collections in Youngstown and Salem, dies at the age of 73. He moved with his mother to Salem at the age of 5 after the death of his father.
Canfield Village Council approves a 10 percent pay increase for village police and street department personnel. Police Chief Robert Byers will receive 7,200 a year; a patrolman, 5,760.
January 11, 1957: Gov.-elect C. William O'Neill issues a warning that his administration will not tolerate gambling casinos in the state. He specifically mentions rumors of floating gambling operations in Summit and Mahoning counties.
The Rev. Glenn W. Holdbrook, Ursuline High School principal for more than a decade, is appointed pastor of St. Columba Parish by Bishop Emmet M. Walsh.
A number of county officeholders agree to put no general wage increase in effect in their departments until commissioners hold budget hearings and find out how much money will be available in 1957.
January 11, 1932: Youngstown detective Louis Colabine is questioning a woman regarding a man's story that she has murdered two tots and four husbands over a number of years.
Youngstown officials are considering three courses of action to city funds and provide more employment: reducing wages by about a third; putting city hall employees on a five-day week; lending the Erie Railroad enough money from the grade crossing fund to permit buying the rest of the Wood St. land and beginning the grade work.
Richard Halliburton, American author and globe-trotter, fails in his attempted to fly over Mount Everest in a light airplane. Halliburton says strong winds and light air forced him to abandon the attempt at an altitude of 20,000 feet. The peak is 29,141 feet high.