Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2017. There are 340 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1533: England’s King Henry VIII secretly marries his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who would later give birth to Elizabeth I.

1890: Reporter Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochrane] of the New York World completes a round-the-world journey in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

1915: America’s first official transcontinental telephone call takes place as Alexander Graham Bell, who was in New York, spoke to his former assistant, Thomas Watson, who was in San Francisco, over a line set up by American Telephone & Telegraph.

1924: The first Winter Olympic Games opens in Chamonix, France.

1945: The World War II Battle of the Bulge ends as German forces are pushed back to their original positions.

1947: Gangster Al Capone dies in Miami Beach, Fla., at age 48.

1961: The nation’s new president, John F. Kennedy, has the first presidential news conference to be carried live on radio and television.

1971: Charles Manson and three women followers are convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.

1981: The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrive in the United States moments after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president.

2007: Ford Motor Co. reports it lost a staggering $12.7 billion in 2006.


1992: After eight hours of deliberation, a Mahoning County jury finds a Poland man not guilty of felony child endangering after he admitted putting his 13-year-old stepson in the trunk of his car to end a family argument. The boy rode in the trunk for 8 miles.

About 35 people express opposition to Thompson Mining Co.’s plan to strip mine 12 acres off state Route 7 in Beaver Township. They say mining has despoiled the community for too long.

Greg Lee, host of the PBS show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?,” visits Lynn Kirk Elementary School in Austintown.

1977: Joseph Fiorino Jr. of Champion, vice president of IUE Local 717 at Packard Electric, is re-elected president of the Trumbull County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.

The Northeastern Ohio Manpower Consortium says it will not pay the 65 mostly elderly men and women who work four hours a day as crossing guards. City council discontinued funding the guards, believing that federal funds would be available through Manpower.

William Cossler of Youngstown, former president of the Ohio Board of Education, testifies in federal court that he and Youngstown Superintendent of Schools Robert Pegues once discussed plans to desegregate city schools, but other problems took priority.

1967: Peggy Chuey, a brown-eyed ash blond from Campbell, will compete in the 1967 Miss World Contest as “Miss Cleveland” after being judged “Miss Mid-American Boat Show” in Cleveland.

Counsel for Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital Association questions the authority of Common Pleas Judge Elwyn V. Jenkins to order the hospital to reinstate strikers.

Valu-King grocery specials for January include whole or half hams at 59 cents per pound, turkeys at 39 cents a pound, bacon at 59 cents a pound and margarine at three pounds for $1.

1942: New Castle councilmen vote to remove streetcar rails in the city, which will provide 1,345 tons of steel to be salvaged for the war effort.

Rationing will limit sugar to 1 pound per person when it begins.

Viola Paroz is chairwoman of the Quota Club’s installation party at the Youngstown Club. She will be assisted by Francs Taylor, Mary Kaercher, Margaret Hedland, Grace Phillips and Margaret Hughes.

Wedding gowns dating back 50 years will be modeled in a bridal style parade at St. Paul Reformed Church.

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