Years Ago


Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2010. There are 346 days left in the year. On this date in 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America is signed by both countries in Washington, D.C. (Domestic opposition to the treaty leads to the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi.)

In 1809, author Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston. In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes sets a transcontinental air record, flying from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in seven hours, 28 minutes. In 1955, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidential news conference is the first to be filmed for television. In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon nominates G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court; however, the nomination is defeated because of controversy over Carswell’s past racial views.

January 19, 1985: The Lake Milton Baptist Temple on state Route 534 in Lake Milton, is destroyed by fire despite the best efforts of volunteer firefighters working in subfreezing weather to save it.

Charles A. Nath, Farrell city manager since 1974, resigns, saying city council treats the city manager as nothing more than an employee, with no role in setting city policy.

Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., owner of the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League, says he would like to buy baseball’s San Francisco Giants, which could be the key to setting up his own sports entertainment cable television network.

January 19, 1970: Unbeaten and nationally ranked Youngstown State University is just one game shy of matching the school’s all-time record of 13 straight wins after beating Alliance, Pa., College, 93-66.

Roger Burke, New Castle’s first heart transplant patient, dies in Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, a week after receiving a new heart.

Burglars break into the home of William Ditchfield, owner of the Parkwood Market, and flee with $11,700 in store receipts and a pistol.

January 19, 1960: William B. Pollock II, president of the William B. Pollock Co., is elected president of the Youngstown Community Chest, succeeding Frank B. Warren.

Dr. J. Harry Wanamaker, director of curriculum for Youngstown City School District, is named assistant superintendent, succeeding Dr. S.W. Simkins.

Dr. Gordon B. Carson, vice president and treasurer of The Ohio State University, will speak on “Ohio State Today and Tomorrow” at the Mahoning County Alumni Association of OSU at the Mural Room.

Mahoning County legislators had virtually perfect records in the 103rd General Assembly, based on an analysis released by the Ohio AFL-CIO.

January 19, 1935: A 19-year-old mother of two is fading in St. Elizabeth Hospital while attempts are made to find suitable blood donors before she undergoes surgery. Thirty blood donors have volunteered and been tested without finding a suitable match.

The night club permit for the Hollyhock Gardens operated by James Munsene in Warren is suspended by the state liquor control commission on charges of possession of gambling equipment and selling liquor after 2:30 a.m.

A proposed $3.8 million public works program involving 16 projects is submitted by Youngstown City Engineer Grant M. Cook to federal Public Works Administration officials.

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