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Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2005. There are 111 days left in the year. This is


Published: Sun, September 11, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.


Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2005. There are 111 days left in the year. This is Patriot Day. On this date in 2001, in the worst single act of terrorism committed on U.S. soil, nearly 3,000 people die when two hijacked jetliners crash into New York's World Trade Center, causing the twin towers to fall, a commandeered jetliner smashes into the Pentagon and a fourth hijacked plane crashes in western Pennsylvania.
In 1789, Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. In 1814, an American fleet scores a decisive victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812. In 1936, President Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) by pressing a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's first hydroelectric generator in Nevada. In 1944, President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet in Canada at the second Quebec Conference. In 1971, former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev dies at age 77. In 1972, the troubled Munich Summer Olympics ends. In 1973, Chilean President Salvador Allende (ah-YEN'-day) dies in a violent military coup. In 1974, an Eastern Airlines DC9 crashes during a landing attempt in Charlotte, N.C., killing 71 of the people on board. In 1985, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds cracks career hit number 4,192 off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing the record held by Ty Cobb. In 1985, a U.S. satellite glides through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet in the first-ever on-the-spot sampling of a comet.
September 11, 1980: Angry parents, charging their children are getting little or not education because of a crowded first grade classroom at Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School, complain to the New Castle Area School Board. Two kindergarten classes at the school were combined into one class of 33 pupils.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Association holds its 105th annual meeting at Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church next door to the Arms Museum on Wick Ave. Atty. Charles B. Schaff is the new president of the historical society.
About 420 school teachers and employees in Mahoning County remain on strike, closing schools in Boardman and the Leonard Kirtz School for the Retarded.
September 11, 1965: Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge David G. Jenkins, one of the giants in Ohio's judicial system, will step down from the bench Sept. 30 after 44 years service. He is 85. There is speculation that Gov. James A. Rhodes will name the judge's son, Elwyn V. Jenkins, to succeed him.
A temporary padlock remains on the Bowlers Recreation club on Nelson Ave., site of a fatal shooting in August. The city law director claims the club is a nuisance, functioning as bootleg cheat spot under the guise of a private club.
An Ohio Department of Natural Resources specialist says a 30-million gallon lake of blood-red acidic water at the site of an abandoned strip mine on Western Reserve Road is the second-worst such site in the state, but there is no money to clean it up.
September 11, 1955: A postman's walk and a 14-hour telethon over Youngstown television stations are planned for the Nov. 7-13 fund drive of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Youngstown and Mahoning County.
Charles A. Vimmerstedt, manager of the Safety Council of Greater Youngstown, urges public support of a crackdown on hot-rodders announced by Police Chief Paul H. Cress. Vimmerstedt suggests that plainclothesmen in unmarked cars be added to traffic patrols.
The First National Bank, which has not had a banking house or any deposits for a quarter of a century, winds up its complicated business affairs in one of the most successful bank liquidations in Youngstown history. The bank went under during the Depression, but its president, Philip H. Schaff, oversaw its orderly liquidation over decades, even as he remained busy with many other business affairs.
September 11, 1930: Church members approve sale of the Martin Luther Church property at Champion and Wood streets for $170,000 to the Erie Railroad and the city of Youngstown for the purpose of grade crossing elimination.
The hearing into the merger of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. and Bethlehem Steel Corp. enters its 45th day in the courtroom of Judge David Jenkins.
New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes that the 18th Amendment be revised to allow states to decide the question of Prohibition.
Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the wireless telegraph, expresses a belief that radio waves may travel long distances, even millions of miles beyond the earth's atmosphere.


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