YEARS AGO FOR JANUARY 29


Today is Monday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2018. There are 336 days left in the year.

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On this date in:

1820: King George III dies at Windsor Castle at age 81; he is succeeded by his son, who becomes King George IV.

1843: The 25th president of the United States, William McKinley, is born in Niles, Ohio.

1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s famous narrative poem “The Raven” is first published in the New York Evening Mirror.

1919: The ratification of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which launches Prohibition, is certified by Acting Secretary of State Frank L. Polk.

1963: The first charter members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are named in Canton, Ohio (they were enshrined when the Hall opened in September 1963).

1998: A bomb rocks an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing security guard Robert Sanderson and critically injuring nurse Emily Lyons.

2008: John McCain wins a breakthrough triumph in the Florida primary, easing past Mitt Romney for his first triumph in a primary open only to Republicans.

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1993: The body of Peter J. Amon, 71, is found in the driveway of his Millicent Drive home in Liberty and that of his wife, Tressa, was found in her bed. Police say Amon’s car keys were near the body, but they don’t know whether he was arriving or trying to leave when shot.

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control serves two administrative citations against the Youngstown Symphony Society immediately after a nude performance of “Oh! Calcutta.” The society has a liquor permit at Powers Auditorium, where the performance was given.

A 9mm pistol, .38-caliber revolver, several knives, suspected crack cocaine and marijuana were found during a search of students at The Rayen School, the Youngstown Board of Education is told during an executive session.

1978: The copper roof of the Trumbull County Courthouse is leaking, causing Clerk of Courts Violet Campana Whitman to vacate her third-floor office after covering shelves of records with plastic sheeting.

Youngstown’s four commercial banks – Dollar Savings & Trust Co., Union National Bank, Mahoning National Bank and People’s Bank – exceed the $1 billion mark in combined assets for the first time.

Nick Johnson, a recreation supervisor for the city of Youngstown for 22 years and an assistant coach under five different coaches at Ursuline High School over 37 years, is honored with a banquet at the House of Valley in Hubbard.

1968: Lt. Fayette P. Grose, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Grose of Warner Road, Hubbard, just returned from a tour of duty as a chaplain in Vietnam, tells the congregation of St. John’s Episcopal Church, “It is going to be a long, hard road in Vietnam, but for the betterment of all concerned, we must stay there until the situation is resolved.”

Canfield is judged one of the top 10 winners for the third-consecutive year in the national “cleanest town” contest sponsored by the National Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up Bureau.

Col. Randall Hendricks and Lt. Col. Fred Gioglio are honored by the United Veterans Council.

1943: Amid rising Republican hopes for victory in 1944, Ohio’s governor and two U.S. senators are prepared to honor the name of William McKinley at the banquet at the McKinley Memorial in Niles.

By just donating any piece of copper found around the house (except pennies), a person can see a free movie at the Palace Theater, sponsored by the war copper-scrap collection committee.

Charles E. Stenson, president of Youngstown Steel Tank Co., is given a citation of merit for outstanding work in the sale of war bonds.

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