Today is Thursday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2018. 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 later would give birth to Elizabeth I.

1858: Britain’s Princess Victoria, the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, marries Crown Prince Frederick William, the future German Emperor and King of Prussia, at St. James’ Palace.

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 in New York speaks to his former assistant, Thomas Watson, in San Francisco, over a line set up by American Telephone & Telegraph.

1945: Grand Rapids, Mich., becomes the first community to add fluoride to its public water supply.

1961: President John F. Kennedy has the first presidential news conference to be carried live on radio and television.

1971: Charles Manson and three female followers are convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people.

1981: The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrive in the United States.

2017: Death claims actress Mary Tyler Moore at age 80 and actor John Hurt at age 77.


1993: Struthers and the Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District are working to remove about 800,000 abandoned tires at the CASTLO Industrial Park.

The 1993 McKinley Memorial banquet will double as a party celebrating the 150th birthday of Niles’ most famous son, President William McKinley.

Warren Service-Safety Director Herb Laukhart says he will not issue permits for any food vendors downtown after Veronica Dotson announces that she is taking her hot-dog cart from Courthouse Square to Youngstown.

1978: Trumbull and Mahoning counties must form a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council or face the loss of state law-enforcement funds, says Edward Kutevac, Trumbull planning director.

Sharon City Council weighs laying off four policemen, three firemen, two street department workers and eight of 15 school crossing guards to cut costs in a proposed $4.8 million budget.

Youngstown businesses that rely heavily on the telephone are concerned with a new Ohio Bell business rate that allows 80 calls on a flat rate for every business line and charges 9 cents for each call over the limit.

1968: Youngstown Patrolmen Chester Puskarcik and James Amrich interrupt a burglary at Wissenbach’s Men’s Shop at 104 E. Midlothian Blvd. Two teenagers are found inside the store, and a third was hiding in a parked car nearby.

Ohio Edison representatives are invited to the next Youngstown council meeting to discuss mercury vapor streetlights throughout the city.

George Stefko, 42, shoots and kills his 17-year-old adopted daughter, Faith, and kills himself in their home on South Avenue in Boardman.

1943: William M. Walsh, 46, an order clerk for the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp., is struck and killed by a speeding car on Federal Street at Hazel. He was hurled 125 feet and then struck by a second car. The driver of the first car is in custody.

Mahoning County residents bought $596,906 worth of “E” war bonds during the second week of January, a new record.

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