Today is Monday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2018. There are 350 days left in the year. This is the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.


On this date in:

1559: England’s Queen Elizabeth I is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1892: The original rules of basketball, devised by James Naismith, are published for the first time in Springfield, Mass., where the game originated.

1929: Civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is born in Atlanta.

1943: Work is completed on the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of War (now Defense).

1967: The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeat the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League 35-10 in Super Bowl I.

1993: A historic disarmament ceremony ends in Paris with the last of 125 countries signing a treaty banning chemical weapons.

2008: Republican Mitt Romney scores his first major presidential primary victory in his native Michigan.

2009: US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ditches his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of birds disable both engines; all 155 people aboard survive.

2017: In his final interview as president, Barack Obama tells CBS’ “60 Minutes” that the increase of Israeli settlements has “gotten so substantial” that it is inhibiting the possibility of an “effective, contiguous Palestinian state.


1993: The family of store owner Husam Halaweh reacts angrily when a Mahoning County jury recommends life in prison instead of electrocution for convicted killer Stephen Burroughs. Jury foreman Jodi Barone says three of the 12 jurors were opposed to a death sentence.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board revokes the liquor license of Mr. Jigg’s Bar on Idaho Street in Farrell in response to complaints that the bar was a nuisance.

Brookfield Trustee John N. Miller says he is outraged that Trumbull County Sheriff Thomas Altiere has placed a deputy charged with perjury and falsification on paid administrative leave.

1978: A two-alarm fire levels the Warren Carpet Gallery at High Street and Elm Road Northeast.

Youngstown’s new police chief, Stanley Peterson, initiates a program to improve the image of the city police department.

Nine Red Cross volunteers receive the Clara Barton Award: Sue Shick, Stephanie Hughey, Lovetta Rivers, Shalestra West, Geraldine DiLisio, Patty Kester, Nancy Akron, Kathleen Cola and Susan Nelson.

1968: Edward J. Lewis, a past president of the Youngstown Area Board of Realtors, presents the president’s pin to his son, Dan, at the annual banquet of the board at the Hotel Ohio.

The worst snowstorm of the winter hits Ohio, leaving much of the state buried under as much as 17 inches of snow. Roy W. Wichert, 69, dies of a heart attack while shoveling snow at his East Indianola Avenue home.

An Austintown man is killed and his two sons and a neighbor injured when a freight train slams into their car near Franklin, Pa. Dead is Albert Wecht; injured are Kenneth and Jerry Wecht and Gary Loucks.

1943: The Ohio Leather Co. of Girard shows a net profit of $251,122 in the fiscal year ending Oct. 31, 1942, an increase of $35,000 over the previous year.

John Barber Jr. of Canfield is shot in the head and seriously wounded in what may have been a robbery by two hitchhikers Barber picked up en route home from the Girard Nickles’ Bakery plant.

Sparks from a salamander stove are blamed for a fire that destroyed forms on top of Berlin Dam. Loss is placed at $5,000, and there will be a slight delay in construction.

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