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Day in History: Lawmaker calls suffrage resolution impractical, dangerous

January 23, 2019

1994 – 25 years ago

• The Fourth Street Southeast bridge will close for replacement and flood control work and will not reopen until mid-summer.

• Girl Scouts will soon start selling cookies throughout the region. The new cookie this year is called Juliettes, which is described as a caramel pecan treat.

1969 – 50 years ago

• Girl Scouts will soon start taking orders for cookies at 50 cents a box. The new cookie this year is a sandwich Fudge cookie. It is sure to be very popular.

• Bruce Randall, Mr. Universe in 1961 and holder of numerous weightlifting records, will appear at Dayton’s Sporting Goods department store tomorrow evening.

1944 – 75 years ago

• You can buy baby chicks at the Sears Catalogue Order Dept. for less than 12 ½ cents each, delivered.

• Wanted: Nurse aides at Colonial Hospital. Good pay, meals, 48-hour week.

• Wanted: Girls over 16 for candy counter attendants at Chateau Theater. Apply in person at office after 7 p.m.

1919 – 100 years ago

• Rep. O.E. Hammer of Stewartville stated that the vote for the women’s suffrage resolution should be considered. However, Hammer contended that suffrage is an experiment, an impractical dream and dangerous at this serious time in our history.

• A number of applications by returning soldiers for work throughout the city have been received. It is urged that businesses give these men first opportunity for employment after their dedicated service to our country.

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Ten years ago

President Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp within a year. (The facility remained in operation as lawmakers blocked efforts to transfer terror suspects to the United States; President Donald Trump later issued an order to keep the jail open and allow the Pentagon to bring new prisoners there.) The Senate Finance Committee cleared the nomination of Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary, 18-5, despite unhappiness over his mistakes in paying his taxes. A Chinese court sentenced two men to death and a dairy boss to life in prison for their roles in producing and selling infant formula tainted with melamine that was blamed for the deaths of at least six babies and sickening thousands more.

Five years ago

The White House Council on Women and Girls released a report on rape at college campuses, saying 1 in 5 female students were assaulted while only 1 in 8 student victims reported it. Edgar Tamayo, a Mexican national, was put to death in Texas for killing Houston police officer Guy Gaddis despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from Mexico and the U.S. State Department to halt the execution. Israel said it had foiled an “advanced” al-Qaida plan to carry out a suicide bombing on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and bomb other targets.

One year ago

President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government after a 69-hour shutdown. Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s widely criticized congressional map, a victory for Democrats who alleged the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. Former soccer star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia’s new president, taking over the impoverished West African nation from Africa’s first female leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Gov. Phil Scott signed legislation making Vermont the first state in the country to approve the recreational use of marijuana through the state legislature, rather than through a vote of residents. Singer Neil Diamond announced that he would be retiring from touring because he’d recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Today’s birthdays

Former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., is 91. Actress Piper Laurie is 87. Celebrity chef Graham Kerr (TV: “The Galloping Gourmet”) is 85. Actor Seymour Cassel is 84. Author Joseph Wambaugh is 82. Singer Steve Perry is 70. Country singer-musician Teddy Gentry (Alabama) is 67. Movie director Jim Jarmusch is 66. Actor John Wesley Shipp is 64. Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy is 62. Actress Linda Blair is 60. Actress Diane Lane is 54. Actor-rap DJ Jazzy Jeff is 54. Country singer Regina Nicks (Regina Regina) is 54. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is 51. Actress Olivia d’Abo is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marc Gay (Shai) is 50. Actress Katie Finneran is 48. Actor Gabriel Macht is 47. Actor Balthazar Getty is 44. Actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson is 39. Jazz singer Lizz Wright is 39. Pop singer Willa Ford is 38. Actress Beverley (cq) Mitchell is 38. Rock singer-musician Ben Moody is 38. Actor Kevin Sheridan is 37. Actress-singer Phoebe Strole is 36. Rapper Logic is 29. Tennis player Alize Cornet is 29. Actress Sami Gayle is 23.

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