This Week in Dayton History: Convention Center opens and more front-page stories to remember

Throughout this year, we’ll be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Dayton Daily News with stories, photos, videos and more.

Each week, we’ll being you a selection of notable stories that happened this week in Dayton history, chronicled by the same newspaper that continues to serve the community today.

Here’s a look at some stories happening the week of Jan. 8- Jan. 14:

Jan. 13, 1919: Gov. Cox takes oath of office and begins third term

Jan. 10, 1928: Former prominent Daytonian dies at Miami Beach; gained fame as manufacturer

Jan. 12, 1941: Find suspected bomb in Dayton post office

“On the top of the bottle was a clipping of a newspaper comic strip character showing a man holding a bottle labeled ‘nitroglycerin’ and he was pouring the contents into another bottle.”

Jan. 12, 1958: Presses roll as strike ends

The Dayton Daily News published its regular Sunday editions, ending a 23-day stoppage caused by a strike of the local mailers union.

The Mailers demanded pay increases of $12 to $14 a week, three weeks vacation after five years employment and no interchange of work between day and night shifts.

Jan. 13, 1973: City’s new center gets rave review of 2,000

“I’m very enthusiastic. I think it’s very well done. It’s going to be a greater asset to this town than many people realize,” said City Commissioner Thomas B. Andrews.

Jan. 9, 1991: Wright-Pat, Valley win big

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