Today is Thursday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2005. There are 121 days left in the year. On this date



Today is Thursday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2005. There are 121 days left in the year. On this date in 1939, World War II begins as Nazi Germany invades Poland.
In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr is found innocent of treason. In 1878, Emma M. Nutt becomes the first female telephone operator in the United States, for the Telephone Despatch Co. of Boston. In 1923, the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama are devastated by an earthquake that claims some 150,000 lives. In 1932, New York City Mayor James J. "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns following charges of graft and corruption in his administration. In 1961, the Soviet Union ends a moratorium on atomic testing with an above-ground nuclear explosion in central Asia. In 1972, American Bobby Fischer wins the international chess crown in Reykjavik, Iceland, defeating Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union. In 1983, 269 people are killed when a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 is shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner enters Soviet airspace. In 1995, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is held for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
September 1, 1980: A British aerospace company that builds blimps and dirigibles will send a high-ranking official to Youngstown to look over Lansdowne Airport as a possible site for a manufacturing plant that would have a potential employment of 1,100.
The Canfield Fair runs into problems as heavy rains Saturday and Sunday, normally its two heaviest days, turn much of the fair's 125 acres of on-site parking into ponds and mud pits.
September 1, 1965: August bows out with a series of heavy showers that dumped nearly 2 inches of rain in sections of the Youngstown area, bringing relief, though late, to parched field and lawns.
Damages assessed in a 1960 electrical equipment price-fixing scandal near $400 million. A federal judge fines General Electric Co. and Westinghouse Electric Corp. nearly $17 million for their part in fixing prices, rigging bids and dividing markets on electrical equipment valued at $1.7 billion a year.
September 1, 1955: The T-shirt and blue jean set takes over the 109th annual Canfield Fair on Youth Day, the first of the five-day spectacle that is expected to attract some 127,000 persons to the fairgrounds.
Twenty peach pickers are hurt, one seriously, when a truck in which they were riding was forced off the road and overturned in Tippecanoe Road, about two miles south of Route 224. The truck was returning 26 pickers to Youngstown after a day spent picking near Greenford.
Youngstown's 2nd Ward councilman, John Palermo, says Youngstown should join the East Coast in extending Daylight Saving Time to the last Sunday in October, but City Law Director Felix S. Mika says that may not be possible because the city charter defines DST as running from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in September.
The Red Cross emergency flood relief fund for Northeastern victims of rains from Hurricane Diane reaches $16,957 in the Mahoning Valley, exceeding the local goal by more than $2,000. The government of the Dominican Republic presents the Red Cross with a check for $100,000.
September 1, 1930: Four Campbell school boys who began pedaling their bicycles Aug. 4 complete 666 hours of uninterrupted movement at 6 a.m. Labor Day to set a new bicycle endurance record. The boys are Frank Leseganich, Theodore Malarchick, John Huncik and Gazel Tomory.
Youngstown Councilman Jerry Sullivan suggests that a collection service for ash, rubbish and garbage be established, financed from an assessment levied on the foot frontage of all property in the city.
The 1930 edition of the national air races at Chicago ends with the names of four dead engraved on the records as martyrs to man's fight to master gravity. The latest flyer to die in a crash during the races was Capt. Arthur Page Jr., noted Marine pilot, whose plane crashed as it rounded a pylon during the Thompson trophy race.

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