Today is Friday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2007. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in
Today is Friday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2007. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote.
In 1773, the first public museum in America is established, in Charleston, S.C. In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. In 1948, the Supreme Court rules that states cannot discriminate against law-school applicants because of race. In 1966, President Johnson says in his State of the Union address that the U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there has ended. In 1986, the shuttle Columbia blasts off with a crew that includes the first Hispanic-American in space, Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz. In 1987, Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite arrives in Lebanon on his latest mission to win the release of Western hostages; however, Waite ends up being taken captive himself.
January 12, 1982: Five Warren city firefighters file suit in U.S. District Court in Youngstown challenging the appointment of Thomas Robinson to a captain. The suit claims that Robinson was appointed based on a civil service test list that had expired.
The Ohio Lottery loses nearly 2 million when the daily number of 111 hits on Jan. 11. On a day that betters waged 837,670, holders of winning tickets are entitled to 2,740,375.
January 12, 1967: An intruder with a big club is surprised in the home of Asst. U.S. Atty. Nathaniel Jones at 386 Alameda Ave. by Mrs. Jones, who was returning home about 9 a.m. The man fled as Mrs. Jones ran to a neighbor's house. Police are investigation the possibility that the intruder intended to attack Jones, who has prosecuted several federal criminal cases in Youngstown.
An Army Reserve truck goes out of control in Rt. 18 north of New Castle, slamming into a car filled with workers from the Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant in Sharon. Killed are David Patton, 20; James Tuscano, 36, and Harry Jones, 45. Four others, two from the car and two from the truck, are hospitalized.
January 12, 1957: A postcard campaign is launched to get Council President Richard J. Barrett to run for the Democratic nomination for mayor against Frank X. Kryzan.
Youngstown University is one of three Ohio colleges seeking federal aid for atomic equipment under a new law aimed at helping universities train more nuclear engineers.
January 12, 1932: Roland Grey, 27, of 46 Meadowbrook Ave., dies in South Side Hospital after being shot in the back by police as he was fleeing from a stolen car at Wayne and Erie streets.
Oliver Wendell Holmes resigns as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, citing deteriorating health. He is 91.