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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2004. There are 338 days left in the year. On this date

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2004. There are 338 days left in the year. On this date in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members.
In 1853, Cuban revolutionary Jose Marti is born in Havana. In 1878, the first commercial telephone switchboard goes into operation, in New Haven, Conn. In 1878, the first daily college newspaper, the Yale News, begins publication in New Haven, Conn. In 1909, the United States ends direct control over Cuba. In 1915, the Coast Guard is created by an act of Congress. In 1916, Louis D. Brandeis is appointed by President Wilson to the Supreme Court, becoming its first Jewish member. In 1945, during World War II, Allied supplies begin reaching China over the newly reopened Burma Road. In 1973, a cease-fire officially goes into effect in the Vietnam War. In 1980, six U.S. diplomats who had avoided being taken hostage at their embassy in Tehran fly out of Iran with the help of Canadian diplomats. In 1982, Italian anti-terrorism forces rescue U.S. Brig. Gen. James L. Dozier, 42 days after he had been kidnapped by the Red Brigades.
January 28, 1979: Linda Might of Canfield, a senior at Wittenberg College, had never met U.S. Sen. John Glenn before running into him recently -- at a banquet in Peking's Great Hall of the people. She was among a group of 22 U.S. students on an exchange program. Glenn told her he had just talked to Vice Premier Teng Hsaio-ping and urged him to spell out his country's intentions toward Taiwan during a coming trip to the United States.
Mrs. Dorothy Ryan of Liberty Township, president of the Ohio State Senior Citizens Council, says senior citizens feel betrayed by President Carter's suggestion of Social Security cuts.
Real estate tax rates for most taxing districts in Mahoning County are decreased, but the recent increases in property values will wipe out the savings and many cases and result in higher tax bills.
January 28, 1964: Directors of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. approve a three-for-one split of common shares and declare a quarterly dividend of $1.35.
Mahoning County Welfare Director I.L. Feuer says about 2,000 person will be transferred from relief rolls to Aid for Dependent Children of the Unemployed, under which they will receive $25 per person a month.
About 460,000 pounds of suspected horsemeat allegedly labeled as imported boneless beef are impounded by state and federal authorities in Cincinnati and Canton.
Austintown Township trustees suspend indefinitely Constable John Stacey after he writes a letter to The Vindicator criticizing operation of the township government.
January 28, 1954: A corps of 5,000 women begins the annual Mothers March on Polio, visiting every home in the Youngstown area where a porch light is left on, collecting for the March of Dimes.
Winter returns to the Youngstown district, with temperatures sliding 36 degrees to a low of 17 degrees, crusting the streets and highways with a dangerous glaze of ice and snow.
The Vatican announces that Pope Pius XII appears to have overcome a "state of fatigue" that forced him to observe almost complete rest for several days.
January 28, 1929: A 34-year-old Dakota Avenue man is in Youngstown City Jail after admitting that he murdered his common-law wife with an ax as she lay in bed. Sam Griffin said Christine Johnson had attacked him with an ice pick before he began striking her with an ax. He had stab wounds of the chest and leg.
Delegates from all parts of Ohio, western Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa are arriving in Youngstown for the three-day convention of the Ohio Dairy Products Association, which is being held at the Hotel Ohio.
Youngstown's Citizens Committee, which succeeded in winning decreases in auto insurance rates for city motorists, says the area's high rates are attributable to ambulance-chasing lawyers and that a permanent committee is necessary to police the practice.