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Today is Monday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2009. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in

Monday, January 12, 2009

Today is Monday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2009. There are 353 days left in the year. On this date in 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founds Motown Records (originally called Tamla Records) in Detroit.

In 1773, the first public museum in America is organized, in Charleston, S.C. In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote. In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, after serving out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt re-establishes the National War Labor Board. In 1948, the Supreme Court rules that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson says in his State of the Union address that the U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression there is ended. In 1969, the New York Jets of the American Football League upset the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III. In 1976, mystery writer Dame Agatha Christie dies in Wallingford, England, at age 85. In 1986, the shuttle Columbia blasts off with a crew that includes the first Hispanic-American in space, Franklin R. Chang-Diaz.

January 12, 1984: Construction of a German brewery in Youngs–town Commerce Park is proposed by the Cafaro Co., one of three U.S. investors in the $31.5 million project, along with Kosmos Export G.m.b.H. of Hamburg, West Germany.

Four members of Youngstown City Council use a procedural maneuver to avoid voting on the appointment of Gary T. Kubic as Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro’s choice for city finance director. Several members of council are backing reappointment of Finance Director Dominic Conti.

January 12, 1969: Twelve men from business, industry and government will take a long look at vocational education at Choffin Vocational Center.

The Federal Trade Commission orders U.S. Steel Corp. to divest itself of Certified Industries Inc. Of Hicksville, N.Y., a ready-mix concrete company. The FTC rules that the acquisition violated anti-trust law because it gave U.S. Steel an unfair advantage in the New York City construction market.

Youngstown State University unveils a six-year, $73 million expansion plan, which would result in 15 new buildings, with all but $7 million of the cost being paid by the state.

January 12, 1959: Michael V. DiSalle takes the oath of office in Columbus, the 55th man to serve as Ohio governor and the first elected to a four-year term.

The U.S. Supreme Court denies a plea by Youngstown’s Municipal Court Judge Frank R. Franko that the court overturn his suspension as a lawyer in Ohio. Only Justice Potter Stewart of Cincinnati voted to hear the case.

Youngstown City Engineer James C. Ryan applies for financial assistance from the state for the proposed resurfacing of Market Street and Mahoning Avenue because the two roads carry state routes through part of the city.

January 12, 1934: Republic Steel Corp. officials are mum regarding merger plans of the company with Gulf States Steel. Co. of Birmingham, Ala.

William H. Bennett, 59, Youngstown’s second assistant fire chief and secretary of the department, dies suddenly at his Florida Avenue home, apparently of a heart attack.

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