Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2005. There are 124 days left in the year. On this date in 1944, 15,000 American troops march down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital celebrates its liberation from the Nazis.
In 1877, the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young, dies in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1957, South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond (then a Democrat) ends a filibuster against a civil rights bill after talking for more than 24 hours. In 1965, Gemini V, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete") Conrad, splashes down in the Atlantic after eight days in space. In 1966, the Beatles end their fourth American tour with their last public concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. In 1987, Academy Award-winning actor Lee Marvin dies in Tucson, Ariz., at age 63. In 1995, at the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles, without the jury present, tape recordings of police detective Mark Fuhrman are played in which Fuhrman can be heard spouting racial invectives. In 2004, protesters filling 20 city blocks peacefully swarm Manhattan's streets on the eve of the Republican National Convention to demand that President Bush be turned out of office. Also, closing ceremonies are held in Athens for the Olympic games.
August 29, 1980: As Gary Lee passes his 300th day of captivity as one of 52 American hostages in the U.S. embassy in Tehran, the family of the former Youngstown man knows little more about his situation than they did several months ago. The only communication received in months was a 45-word note saying he remains in good health.
Nancy Graft and Mike Janik, both 17, are crowned 4-H King and Queen at the Canfield Fair.
An anticipated debate over whether Niles should divest itself from the Niles Community Improvement Corp. fizzles when the CIC's main critics fail to appear at a meeting in city hall.
August 29, 1965: The 11th annual Canfield Fair is preparing for opening day and directors expect to attract 300,000 spectators to the five-day event.
The Youngstown district's 45,000 steelworkers will be anxiously watching the reception that the public gives the 1966 model cars in the fall since car sales will determine how well the steel mills do over the next year.
Four persons are killed and 11 injured when a stock racing car is thrown out of control by a tire blowout and slams into spectators at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo.
August 29, 1955: Seventeen top-ranking officers in the Youngstown Police Department request a meeting with Chief Paul Cress to discuss what they say is a "deterioration and lack of discipline in the ranks."
A new post office for Youngstown that would cost nearly $2 million is once again on the government's eligibility list, one of 221 structures in Ohio recommended by the General Services Administration.
Mayor Arthur J. Gardner of Erie, Pa., endorses the Beaver Valley route for the Pittsburgh to Lake Erie turnpike link, charging that a "powerful Ohio lobby and propaganda machine" is fighting to prevent Erie from becoming a thriving seaport.
August 29, 1930: W.G. Mather, Cleveland financier associated with Cyrus S. Eaton in control of Cliffs Corp., which holds large blocks of Sheet & amp; Tube and Inland Steel stock, testifies that he was informed Feb. 23 of plans to merge Sheet & amp; Tube with Bethlehem Steel, but did not tell Eaton. Eaton has testified that he was shocked when he heard of the merger plans March 7.
Edward D. Farrell, 13, of Youngstown dies in a Conneaut hospital of injuries suffered when he fell from a cliff at Camp Fitch, the YMCA boys camp on Lake Erie. It is the first serious accident at the camp, which has been in operation 17 years.
Donald McKay, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell McKay, Poland Road, is in North Side hospital with bones broken in both arms while he and his companions were playing "circus" in the barn adjoining the McKay home. He fell while performing a trapeze act.