Today is Tuesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2007. There are 335 days left in the year. On this date in 1968, during the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive begins as Communist forces launch surprise attacks



Today is Tuesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2007. There are 335 days left in the year. On this date in 1968, during the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive begins as Communist forces launch surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.
In 1649, England's King Charles I is beheaded. In 1882, the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is born in Hyde Park, N.Y. In 1883, James Ritty and John Birch receive a U.S. patent for the first cash register. In 1933, Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany. In 1933, the first episode of the "Lone Ranger" radio program is broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit. In 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi is murdered by a Hindu extremist. In 1962, two members of "The Flying Wallendas" high-wire act are killed when their seven-person pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit. In 1972, 13 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers are shot to death by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what becomes known as "Bloody Sunday." In 1981, an estimated 2 million New Yorkers turn out for a ticker-tape parade honoring the freed American hostages from Iran. In 2005, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Robert McCartney, 33, is killed after intervening in a pub fight between Irish Republican Army members and a friend of his.
January 30, 1982: A federal grand jury in Cleveland is delving into the campaign finances of Mahoning County Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. The Organized Crime-Racketeering section of the U.S. Justice Department has subpoenaed records of companies that print or broadcast political advertisements for Traficant's campaign.
State Sen. Harry Meshel of Youngstown and state Rep. Robert Boggs of Ashtabula warn the Ohio Rail Transportation Authority that if it scuttles plans for a test track in Northeastern Ohio it will face a fight with the state legislature.
Gary Crim, the owner of several apartment buildings in Youngstown, says he is so pleased with the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program administered by the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority that he will apply for additional projects. The first structure renovated in the program is a four-unit apartment building at 368 Glenwood Ave. owned by Crim and renovated for 23,000.
January 30, 1967: A report by the American Waterways Operators says that navigable waterways are becoming an increasing factor in encouraging industrial growth. The report is being cited by supporters of a Lake Erie-to-Ohio River canal.
More than 150 doctors from Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania are instructed in new methods for treating cancer at a day-long symposium at the Voyager Motor Inn in downtown Youngstown.
Dr. Will W. Orr is retiring as president of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. He was the college's ninth president.
January 30, 1957: Every Youngstown child in public or parochial school from kindergarten through high school will receive free Salk polio inoculations from members of the Mahoning County Medical Society.
Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. sets a record for net income in 1956 of 43.2 million. Ingot production totaled 5.4 million tons.
Atty. Alvy T. Witt files petitions for the Republican nomination for mayor of Youngstown, joining Donald J. Lewis, who has already has filed mayoral petitions. G. Stanley Dreiler and Robert Isaacson are reported circulating petitions.
January 30, 1932: Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge George Gessner holds that Youngstown's ordinance banning the sale of meat from trucks or wagons in the city is unreasonable. The city plans to amend its ordinance requiring refrigeration and sanitary safeguards on hucksters' wagons and trucks.
Youngstown Mayor Mark Moore says the city will assume the charity food and fuel burden for residents, a commitment of 10,000 a week. Dr. W.E. Hammaker, chairman of the emergency relief committee, told the mayor that the private organization was no longer able to meet the demands of the unemployed and poor.
Handsome gold watches are presented to 30 street car and bus operators for the Penn-Ohio Transportation System. The system has 324 operators on its Youngstown, New Castle and Trumbull runs.

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