Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018. There are 346 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1807: Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is born in Westmoreland County, Va.

1915: Germany carries out its first air raid on Britain during World War I as a pair of Zeppelins drop bombs onto Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in England.

1953: CBS-TV airs the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gives birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence, Ball gave birth the same day to her son, Desi Arnaz Jr.)

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.

2008: Republican John McCain wins a hard-fought South Carolina primary; Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in the Nevada caucuses.

2017: With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump sweeps into Washington on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledges to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change.


1993: A Youngstown State University license plate featuring Pete the Penguin is added to the Ohio Collegiate License Plate Program.

Want to know about the Salem High School principal who was gunned down in 1917, or when Salem’s first police officer was killed? Ask Salem’s resident historian, Dale Shaffer, who is working on his ninth book.

Youngstown State University basketball coach John Stroia blames himself for the team’s loss to Northern Illinois, saying a coaching error gave Northern Illinois a 12-point half-time lead from which the Penguins couldn’t recover.

1978: Brookfield’s 101 schoolteachers vote to continue their strike, defying a back-to-work order issued by Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Donald Ford.

The frozen body of Lynettea D. Reynolds, 16, a North High student who disappeared Dec. 21, is found in a barn at 660 Early Road. She had been stabbed to death.

Mahoning County Engineer Michael Fitas agrees to delay implementation of the four-day workweek for road crews that he had announced as a budget measure after the Teamsters union filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court suit challenging the cuts.

1968: Second Lt. Edward James Harris Jr. of Lowellville is reported killed in action Jan. 3 in Vietnam.

Susan Schrader, 19, of Salinas Trail undergoes a relatively rare operation in St. Elizabeth Hospital where a team of doctors perform a corneal transplant to restore sight in an eye injured in an automobile accident.

At the annual Bosses’ Night dinner, Sid Davis, former news director of WKBN and now a White House correspondent, predicts that President Johnson will seek re-election this year.

1943: Judge Dewey E. McVicker orders the city of Youngstown to extend Fifth Avenue through the Henry Stambaugh Municipal golf course as required in Stambaugh’s bequest, or lose the 80-acre tract of land.

Garbage collections are at a standstill after Youngstown City Council defers action on repealing the ordinance imposing a 50-cent monthly fee for garbage collection.

A $90 bonus, payable to all employees, is approved by the Youngstown Board of Education on the recommendation of Superintendent George Bowman.

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