Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005. There are 117 days left in the year. This is Labor Day. On this date in 1945, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime
Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005. There are 117 days left in the year. This is Labor Day. On this date in 1945, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime broadcaster Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama. (D'Aquino is later convicted of treason, stripped of her U.S. citizenship and sent to serve 10 years in prison, but ends up serving six; she is pardoned in 1977 by President Ford.)
In 1774, the first Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia. In 1793, the Reign of Terror begins during the French Revolution as the National Convention institutes harsh measures to repress counterrevolutionary activities. In 1836, Sam Houston is elected president of the Republic of Texas. In 1905, the Treaty of Portsmouth, ending the Russo-Japanese War, is signed in New Hampshire. In 1914, the First Battle of the Marne begins during World War I. In 1939, the United States proclaims its neutrality in World War II. In 1972, Arab guerrillas attack the Israeli delegation at the Munich Olympic games; 11 Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer are killed in the siege. In 1975, President Ford escapes an attempt on his life by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, Calif. In 1975, O.J. Simpson jurors hear testimony that police detective Mark Fuhrman had uttered a racist slur, and advocated the killing of blacks; First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, addressing the U.N.-sponsored fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, declares it is "time to break the silence" about the abuse of women. In 1977, the U.S. launches the Voyager I spacecraft two weeks after launching its twin, Voyager II; Mother Teresa dies in Calcutta, India, at age 87.
September 5, 1980: More than 1,300 people attend one of the Roman Catholic Church's most splendid rites at St. Columba Cathedral in which one of Youngstown's own sons, Benedict C. Franzetta, is elevated to bishop.
Parents of Youngstown school children complain that more crossing guards are needed at dangerous intersections where children are being transported by WRTA buses to and from city schools.
The Mahoning County Mental Retardation Board is considering invoking the state's Ferguson Act or going to court in an attempt to end a three-day strike by 86 classroom teachers and workshop instructors.
September 5, 1965: A private plane crashes at Lansdowne Airport killing two Farrell, Pa., men, John Bubrick, 45, and his passenger Henry L. Culver.
Mahoning County's 119th annual Canfield Fair is heading toward new attendance records with the fourth day bringing out a crowd estimated at 70,200.
The Rev. Carl J. Breitfeller, a Dominican friar who won nationwide recognition for his work among convicts at Lorton Reformatory in northern Virginia, is an assistant pastor at St. Dominic Parish in Youngstown.
September 5, 1955: Labor Day in the Youngstown District finds more than 100,000 industrial employees have jobs and the area is enjoying on of the brightest eras of prosperity in the area's history.
The death toll in the worst heat wave in Los Angeles history rises to 31. Temperatures exceeded 100 degrees during a five-day scorcher.
September 5, 1930: The third annual horse show of the Mill Creek Riding Club gets underway at the club site on the Bears Den Road with 175 horses registered in various events.
Three robbers driving a big expensive sedan and posing as police officers rob two motorists on Youngstown-East Liverpool Road near North Lima, but get little loot.
An urgent appeal for help is sent by Santo Domingo as it counts the toll of the hurricane that swept across the island, taking an estimated 1,000 lives. Losses are estimated at $30 million and 29,000 are homeless.