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Today is Friday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2005. There are 113 days left in the year. On this date in 1776, the Second Continental Congress makes the term "United States" official, replacing "United


Published: Fri, September 9, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.


Today is Friday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2005. There are 113 days left in the year. On this date in 1776, the Second Continental Congress makes the term "United States" official, replacing "United Colonies."
In 1830, Charles Durant flies a balloon from New York City across the Hudson River to Perth Amboy, N.J. In 1926, the National Broadcasting Co. is created by the Radio Corporation of America. In 1948, the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) is created. In 1957, President Eisenhower signs into law the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction. In 1971, prisoners seize control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y., beginning a siege that ends up claiming 43 lives. In 1976, Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung dies in Beijing at age 82. In 1993, PLO leaders and Israel agree to recognize each other, clearing the way for a peace accord.
September 9, 1980: Youngstown Clerk of Courts Rosemary Durkin's decision to put her workers on a 36-hour work week rather than the 32-hour week established for other city employees in an effort to stave off a $400,000 shortfall in the general fund causes Mayor George Vukovich to suggest that funding for the court be reduced.
A ribbon is cut for the grand opening of Youngstown Area Goodwill's new main outlet store at 2747 Belmont Ave.
Three national figures, Ralph Nader, Gloria Steinem and Andrew Young, will speak in Youngstown in October and November as part of the Skeggs lecture series at Youngstown State University.
September 9, 1965: Ohio Edison Co. and the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. are studying the possibilities of merging and of generating electric power more cheaply with a new type of atomic reactor.
Roger Cloud, Ohio House speaker, is appointed state auditor by Gov. James A. Rhodes following the death of Roger Tracy.
Hurricane Betsy sweeps across Florida and heads for the Gulf Coast, prompting calls of evacuation of 100,000 residents from New Orleans.
September 9, 1955: Sketches for a new St. Columba Cathedral are prepared by architects Diehl and Diehl of Detroit and released by Bishop Emmet M. Walsh. It is of a modernized Romanesque design with a detached bell tower.
Two rookie patrolmen raid the Liberty Pool Room, sending dice shooters scattering in all directions. Two men are arrested.
Bulbar polio snuffs out the life of Alvin Clemmons, 2-years-old of Breaden St., Youngstown's second polio death of the year.
September 9, 1930: The U.S. Department of Agriculture will establish a weather observation station at Youngstown's municipal airport which will take observations at frequent intervals throughout the day for airplane pilots flying in the vicinity.
Declaring that miniature golf devotees in some parts of the city nightly annoy citizens, Youngstown City Council President W.L. Buchanan suggests that steps be taken to have every pee wee course in Youngstown policed at the operators' expense.


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