Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2007. There are 348 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw during World War II.



Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2007. There are 348 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw during World War II.
In 1893, the 19th president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, dies in Fremont, Ohio, at age 70. In 1893, Hawaii's monarchy is overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters force Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate. In 1917, the United States pays Denmark 25 million for the Virgin Islands. In 1919, pianist and statesman Ignace Jan Paderewski becomes the first premier of the newly created republic of Poland. In 1945, Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappears in Hungary while in Soviet custody. In 1961, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warns against the rise of "the military-industrial complex." In 1966, a U.S. Air Force B-52 carrying four unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on the Spanish coast. (Three of the bombs are quickly recovered, but the fourth isn't found until April.) In 1977, convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, 36, is shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade.
January 17, 1982: Mahoning County Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. says the confiscation of marijuana with a street value of 250,000 is the largest marijuana bust in county history. Six men are in custody.
General Motors Corp. paid 600 million in wages to more than 21,500 employees in Mahoning County during 1981. The company added another 144 million to the area economy in local purchases.
Youngstown school officials say there should be far fewer city teachers laid off in 1982 than were cut at the end of the 1980-81 school year, when the contracts of nearly 160 teachers and counselors were not renewed.
January 17, 1967: Youngstown School Board members are given 20 suggested cuts to consider if the school district does not get additional operating funds during the coming school year, among them increasing class size and eliminating kindergarten.
The Justice department admits it used electronic eavesdropping in a case involving Ronald Carabbia of Struthers, Youngstown gambling figure who has been convicted of filing a false gambling registration.
Pentagon sources say another 10,000 men will go to South Vietnam in January, boosting the U.S. forces there to 405,000.
St. John's Commandery No. 20, Knights Templar, will hold its annual military ball in the Masonic Temple. George F. Cummings, generalissimo of the commandery, is the general chairman on the ball.
January 17, 1957: Curtailment of natural gas to industrial customers is ordered by East Ohio Gas Co. as temperatures plunge to 14 degrees below zero at the same time that a gas line explosion in Kansas cut supplies.
The Board of Army Engineers declares that a proposed 12.5 million West Branch Reservoir will not form a physical component of any Lake Erie-Ohio River canal.
January 17, 1932: Smith Crawford, 80, proprietor of a feed store at 46 Penn Ave., Youngstown, is shot four times and killed when he resisted two young bandits in his store.
The Mahoning County school system will eliminate the positions of two assistant superintendents in the coming school year. Ralph Elser and H.H. Druhot hold those positions, drawing annual salaries of 4,100 and 4,000 respectively.

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