Today is Friday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2007. There are 339 days left in the year. On this date in 1788, the first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, land in present-day



Today is Friday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2007. There are 339 days left in the year. On this date in 1788, the first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, land in present-day Sydney.
In 1841, Britain formally occupies Hong Kong, which the Chinese had ceded to the British. In 1861, Louisiana secedes from the Union. In 1870, Virginia rejoins the Union. In 1907, Congress passes the Tillman Act, which prohibits corporations from making direct campaign contributions to federal election candidates.
January 26, 1982: Fire of undetermined origin kills John Martin and two of his infant children at 410 S. Oakland Ave., Sharon.
The Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce protests a proposed shift of police and fire department fringe benefits to the budgets of those departments, saying the scheme would shift the cost of pensions, accrued liability and hospitalization to the recently enacted half-percent income tax increase.
January 26, 1967: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara says the war in Vietnam is reaching a significant turning point as the Viet Cong are running out of volunteers in South Vietnam and may be forced to rely more on the North for future fighting men.
Work begins on a construction site for installation of smoke-abatement equipment at oxygen-equipped open hearths of the Campbell Works of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co.
January 26, 1957: Nick Opritza Jr., bartender at the Shangri-La Caf & eacute;, 1213 Market St., is slugged by a bandit and robbed of 225 shortly after opening for the day's business at 7:15 a.m.
Myron Watkins, vice president of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co., tells a Senate subcommittee probing the possible shortage of steel for the new multibillion road program that Sheet & amp; Tube foresees no shortage of reinforcing bars or road mesh.
January 26, 1932: A four-year veteran of the Youngstown Police Department is fired by Police Chief Leroy Goodwin on charges that he was asleep at the No. 5 fire station when he was supposed to be on his beat.
Temperatures as low as 21 degrees hit Southern California causing serious frost damage to citrus, tomato and pea crops.

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