Today is Thursday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2005. There are 114 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Thursday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2005. There are 114 days left in the year. On this date in 1930, the comic strip "Blondie," created by Chic Young, is first published. Also on this day, Scotch cellophane tape makes its debut as a sample of the tape, invented by Richard Drew of 3M, is shipped to a Chicago firm which specializes in wrapping bakery goods in cellophane.
In 1664, the Dutch surrender New Amsterdam to the British, who rename it New York. In 1900, Galveston, Texas, is struck by a hurricane that kills about 6,000 people. In 1921, Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., is crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, N.J. In 1934, 134 people lose their lives in a fire aboard the liner Morro Castle off the New Jersey coast. In 1935, Sen. Huey P. Long, "The Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, is shot and mortally wounded; he dies two days later. In 1945, Bess Myerson of New York is crowned "Miss America" in Atlantic City, N.J., becoming the first Jewish contestant to win the title.
September 8, 1980: About 300 Boardman Local School District teachers are walking picket lines for the first time in the school district's history after going out on strike after a nine-hour negotiating session failed to reach an agreement.
Hoping to quell an uprising among American League owners over his bid to buy the Chicago White Sox, multimillionaire Edward J. DeBartolo pledges that the club will never move under his ownership. Published reports say American League owners will not approve the sale because DeBartolo would be an "absentee owner."
Hundreds of Youngstown city employees begin working a shorter work week as part of Mayor George Vukovich's attempt to balance the budget by year's end.
September 8, 1965: Nearly 8,500 applicants have been interviewed for an expected 5,700-man labor force at General Motors Corp.'s new Lordstown plant.
Herman G. Spahr of Poland, a Chamber of Commerce staff associate, is bound over to the Mahoning County grand jury on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Theodore Robinson, who was shot during a scuffle after Spahr intervened in a domestic dispute outside the Silver Dollar Caf & eacute;.
The National Education Association will send a 30-man task force throughout the South to investigate reports that that Negro teachers are losing their jobs because of school integration.
September 8, 1955: Republic Steel Corp.'s $130 million expansion will give the Youngstown district one of its biggest individual basic steel expansions in history, adding 405,000 tons of steel ingot capacity.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star in "You're Never Too Young," the VistaVision comedy beginning the second week of a run at the State Theater in Youngstown.
The Rev. William Baillie Green arrives in Youngstown to serve as assistant pastor at First Presbyterian Church.
September 8, 1930: Mrs. Jesse Reardon, 45, one of Youngstown's most prominent singers and music teachers, dies of heart trouble after an illness of eight weeks. She was the wife of Alberto Reardon and manager of the Reardon School of Music.
More than 10,000 people visit the new Niles Trust Building at Main and Park Avenue. The first account opened in the new bank building was a savings account for four-week-old David John Reese by his uncle, David P. Reese.

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