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Friday, January 12, 2018

Today is Friday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2018. There are 353 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1773: The first public museum in America is organized in Charleston, S.C.

1828: The United States and Mexico sign a Treaty of Limits defining the boundary between the two countries.

1915: The U.S. House of Representatives rejects, 204-174, a proposed constitutional amendment to give women nationwide the right to vote.

1948: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma, unanimously rules that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race.

1959: Berry Gordy Jr. founds Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.

1966: The TV series “Batman,” starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo, premieres on ABC, airing twice a week on consecutive nights.

2013: The NHL’s four-month lockout ends as the league and the players association completes signing a required memorandum of understanding.

2017: In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opens an investigation into department and FBI actions before the election, including whether FBI Director James Comey followed established policies in the email investigation of Hillary Clinton.


1993: The Poland Community Baseball Association is seeking permission from the Board of Education to build two baseball fields behind North Elementary School, but some residents want the board of zoning appeals to block the plan.

Lisbon Village police are investigating a break-in at the Columbiana County Republican Party headquarters at 124 W. Lincoln Way. The thieves packed computers in duffel bags and placed them by the door but fled without the loot.

1978: Elwood Steel Casting Corp. opens a new foundry in the 127-acre U.S. Steel Corp. industrial park in Elwood City, Pa. ELCAST has about 80 employees and a monthly payroll of $70,000.

Ohio Edison’s power output is cut by 68 percent because of problems handling frozen coal piles, forcing the company to buy power from other companies.

In the ninth week of a strike by service workers against the Youngstown Hospital Association, a picket, Lucille Gray, 28, is struck and injured by a car driving through the picket line.

1968: Youngstown’s application for a 1968 Soap Box Derby franchise is approved by the All-American Soap Box Derby headquarters in Detroit, qualifying Youngstown’s winner to compete in the national finals in Akron.

A low of 2 degrees below zero at the Youngstown Municipal Airport breaks the record of zero for the date set in 1962.

1943: Henry Cobey Jr. and James Young, two of the five men who escaped from the Mahoning County jail, are recaptured at a gas station at Scott Street and Wick Avenue.

A meat shortage, which became acute in nearly all parts of the city, results in Youngstown dealers planning to meet with packers to devise a better way to allocate supplies.

Water will not be allowed to escape from Berlin Reservoir, even though one of the nation’s main truck highways, Route 224, will be closed for the war’s duration. The reason is the inability to build a high-level bridge at this time.

Two Youngstowners and a Girard man who met on a troop train and stayed together in Australia and New Guinea have been wounded: Darhl Ritchey, James Sullivan and Stanley Sheldon.