Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2019. There are 322 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1809: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is born in a log cabin in Hardin (now LaRue) County, Ky.

1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded.

1914: Groundbreaking takes place for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

1959: The redesigned Lincoln penny – with an image of the Lincoln Memorial replacing two ears of wheat on the reverse side – goes into circulation.

1999: The Senate votes to acquit President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice.

2000: Charles M. Schulz, creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip, dies in Santa Rosa, Calif., at 77.

2008: General Motors reports losing $38.7 billion in 2007, a record annual loss in automotive history, and offers buyouts to 74,000 hourly workers.

2014: Actor-comedian Sid Caesar, 91, dies in Beverly Hills, Calif.

2018: In a retreat from promises to balance the budget, President Donald Trump unveils a $4.4 trillion plan that envisions steep cuts to America’s social safety net but major increases to military spending; the outline acknowledges that the 2017 Republican tax overhaul would add billions to the deficit.


1994: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency dismisses complaints that questioned the validity of permits permitting Waste Technologies Industries to incinerate hazardous waste at its East Liverpool plant.

The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown opens a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

A Geneva College student says he was expelled for telling reporters about another student who rigged a computer to ring the home telephones of college administrators in the middle of the night.

1979: Campbell police are holding a 36-year-old man in the fatal shooting of James Morris, 10, who was accidentally shot while the man was trying to take a pistol away from the boy.

The Lee-Marie Restaurant at 569 Meridian Road, owned by two Youngstown firemen and once used as bait by police and fire investigators to nab a suspected arsonist, is damaged in an arson. Damage would have been heavier had all of the “trailers” treated with an accelerant ignited as planned.

Final agreement is reached in the sale of Aeroquip Corp.’s Youngstown properties and equipment at its braided hose plant to Republic Hose Manufacturing Corp.

1969: A bandit holds up two employees of the Burger Chef Drive-In at 3420 Mahoning Ave., taking an undetermined amount of cash. The robber, who acted as if he had a gun in his pocket, ordered John Bali, an assistant manager, and Davis Vosh to lie on the ground before fleeing.

Joseph Drago, former Austintown resident with a criminal record, is indicted by the federal grand jury in Cleveland along with Youngstown, Warren and Cleveland men in connection with the $93,000 theft from an Elyria bank.

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1944: Edward Welsh, 59, retired Youngstown policeman who co-founded the babies’ milk fund during the Depression, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Prospects for construction of the new Spring Common Bridge appear brighter after Mayor Ralph O’Neill and county commissioners are assured that engineering plans for the $800,000 job will be pushed as a No. 1 priority.

Raymond Brenner, local jeweler, is re-elected chairman of the Retail Merchants Board of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce.

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