Today is Wednesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2018. There are 355 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1776: Thomas Paine anonymously publishes his influential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argues for American independence from British rule.

1863: The London Underground has its beginnings as the Metropolitan, the world’s first underground passenger railway, opens to the public with service between Paddington and Farringdon streets.

1870: John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil Co.

1920: The League of Nations is established as the Treaty of Versailles takes effect.

1946: The first General Assembly of the United Nations convenes in London.

1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, asks Congress to impose a surcharge on both corporate and individual income taxes to help pay for his “Great Society” programs as well as the war in Vietnam.

1984: The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century.

2017: An unrepentant Dylann Roof is sentenced to death in Charleston, S.C., for fatally shooting nine black church members during a Bible study session, becoming the first person ordered executed for a federal hate crime.


1993: Boardman, one of Ohio’s largest townships with a population of 41,796 and one of its largest budgets at $12 million, ends 1992 with a $1 million budget surplus.

Youngstown Superintendent Alfred Tutela, Board Member Don Hanni III and Juvenile Court Judge Jerome McNally are working to keep expelled students in a classroom, off the streets and out of trouble.

Andrew J. Mehley, a Vietnam veteran, will be installed as commander of the United Veterans Council during a banquet at Post 3638 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

1978: Trumbull County Sheriff Richard Jakmas is investigating the seventh in a series of traffic mishaps over eight months involving deputies assigned to patrol Hubbard Township.

Ohio Edison asks consumers to reduce their electricity use after rain and a quick drop in temperatures freeze coal at its plants into rock-hard piles.

The Ohio National Guard arrives to search for and assist lost and stranded motorists in the Ellsworth-Jackson Township area of Mahoning County.

1968: Youngstown State University trustees vote to establish a two-year technical college within the university’s framework.

Benada Aluminum and Products Co. is ordered by the state to stop discharging untreated rinse waters into the Mahoning River until it completes permanent treatment plans to halt pollution.

Servomation, a national vending and food service organizations, acquires Interstate Restaurant Systems Inc., a Youngstown-based restaurant chain.

1943: Four nursery schools are opening to provide care for preschool children whose mothers are going to work in war production. One will be at Gordon School in Campbell, one at the Belmont YWCA and two at Westlake Housing Project.

Youngstown district banks plan to operate the “rationing banking program” when it goes into national effect. It will ease bookkeeping burdens for food retailers and wholesalers.

Alex J. Check, Sheridan Road, writes the words to a new song that was broadcast for the first time over a New York station titled, “Bless You, My Sweet.”

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