Tabloid Tales of the Past

Jan. 12, 2002

Mixed opinions on where the 15,000-square-foot Marinus Willett Visitors Center should be built were voiced at a workshop Wednesday night attended by about 35 people.

BOONVILLE — The American Diabetes Association will host the 12th annual Cross Country Ski Challenge on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Search and Rescue Building on Route 12.

Jan. 12, 1992

Fat people do it. Smokers do it. Anyone who needs a little extra push can do it. Jay A. Block of Utica, a practicing hypnotist for 10 years, assists people who want to lose weight or stop smoking. He is performing in Hotel Oneida through Jan. 25.

Jan. 12, 1982

The city should auction vacant Liberty Plaza parcels, and consider building a street through the mall. These were major suggestions of 45 merchants, consumers and city officials who attended a meeting on downtown revitalization in City Hall.

Jan. 12, 1972

County Executive William E. Bryant announced he is taking personal control of three county departments: Mental Health, Planning and Personnel.

Jan. 12, 1962

The Common Council will be asked to approve the sale of 706,000 square feet of the Urban Renewal I area of $600,000 to Stanley J. Harte, New York City developer.

Jan. 12, 1952

Snow in the Mohawk River watershed is five inches deeper than a year ago, a survey shows.

Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2012. There are 354 days left in the year.

Today in History

On Jan. 12, 1912, textile workers at the Everett Mill in Lawrence, Mass., (most of them immigrant women) walked off the job to protest wage cuts. The "Bread and Roses Strike," as it came to be known, spread to other mills in Lawrence and lasted until the following March.

On this date:

In 1773, the first public museum in America was organized in Charleston, S.C.

In 1828, the United States and Mexico signed a Treaty of Limits defining the boundary between the two countries to be the same as the one established by an 1819 treaty between the U.S. and Spain.

In 1915, the House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote.

In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, after serving out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus.

In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race.

In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there was ended.

In 1969, the New York Jets of the American Football League upset the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

Today’s Birthdays

Actress Luise Rainer is 102. Country singer Ray Price is 86. Singer Glenn Yarbrough is 82. The Amazing Kreskin is 77. Country singer William Lee Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 73. Rock musician Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone) is 68.

Thought for Today

"Necessity does the work of courage." - Nicholas Murray Butler, American educator (1862-1947).