Today is Tuesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2007. There are 349 days left in the year. On this date in 1920, Prohibition begins in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes



Today is Tuesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2007. There are 349 days left in the year. On this date in 1920, Prohibition begins in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes effect. (It is later repealed by the 21st Amendment.)
In 1883, the U.S. Civil Service Commission is established. In 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London. In 1957, classical music conductor Arturo Toscanini dies in New York at age 89. In 1964, the musical "Hello, Dolly!" opens on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances. In 1991, the White House announces the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.
January 16, 1982: Only two months after adopting a budget that was supposed to be balanced, the state of Ohio has a projected 1 billion shortfall and is in a deepening depression, officials say.
Park V, an 85-unit apartment building on Fifth Avenue at Wick Park, has been purchased by the Ohio Presbyterian Homes and will be converted into a retirement community.
January 16, 1967: A routine check of the sixth floor of the Mahoning County Jail uncovers an attempted jail break via a blanket rope that might have resulted in freedom for 10 inmates. They had apparently planned to drop down the incinerator shaft and escape out a basement door.
& quot;Automatic & quot; Sprinkler Corp. of America announces that it is closing its production plant in Youngstown because of a failure to reach an agreement with striking members of the USW. Mayor Anthony B. Flask calls the loss of the company, which was established in 1910 and employed about 160 men in Youngstown, a calamity.
January 16, 1957: A "dirty-looking gunman" holds up the Midway restaurant in U. S. Route 62 near Hubbard, escaping with 500 in cash, Trumbull County deputies report.
The Board of Army Engineers for Rivers and Harbors has approved the proposed 12.5 million West Branch Reservoir project.
Humorist and author Ogden Nash is the featured speaker at the 47th annual president's banquet of the Youngstown Real Estate Board, honoring Edward J. Lewis. Nash was a last-minute replacement for Carlos P. Romulo, general of the United Nations Security Council, who was unable to speak because of U.N. business demands.
January 16, 1932: Thomas R. Farrell, 23, son of John J. Farrell, Democratic County chairman, dies in St. Elizabeth Hospital, a week after being operated on for appendicitis.
Two burglars who were trapped for an hour inside the United Printing Co. building at 320 W. Federal St., are captured. One of the safecrackers tried to flee through an alley, but surrendered after some of the 12 policemen who had surrounded the building opened fire.

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