Today is Monday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2006. There are 111 days left in the year. This is Patriot Day. On this date in the single worst 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 1941, Charles A. Lindbergh sparks charges of anti-Semitism with a speech in which he says "the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration" are trying to draw the United States into World War II. In 1962, the Beatles make their first record for EMI, "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You," at EMI studios in London. 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 dies in a violent military coup. In 1974, an Eastern Airlines DC-9 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 on-the-spot sampling of a comet.
September 11, 1981: Only one U.S. car, the Chevrolet Chevette, is on the list of top 10 cars for fuel efficiency.
A two-month face-lift on the Meander Dam is nearly completion. The dam was covered with two inches of new concrete over 20,000 square feet of 3-inch wire mesh.
Maj. Walter M. Duzzny is named commander of the Ohio National Guard's 437th Military Police Battalion at the Christy Armory on Victoria Road in Austintown.
The Mahoning County treasurer's office reports there is a $27,927 tax delinquency against the property that is proposed as the site of a convention center in North Lima.
The carriage house at the Arms Museum will be converted into a library after a successful $350,000 fund-raising drive, says Charles B. Schaff, president of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.
September 11, 1966: President Johnson announces that the food stamp program will be extended to 402 additional areas in 36 states. Among the Ohio sites are Columbiana and Trumbull counties.
Robert A. Doyle of Clifton Drive, Boardman, is named youth director of the Central Branch of the YMCA.
Four hundred area youngsters get a three hour tour of the Youngstown Air Base under the cosponsorship of the Air Force and Kiwanis International.
September 11, 1956: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society has invited city leaders and descendants of pioneers to a dinner-meeting to discuss establishment of a $400,000 endowment fund to maintain a museum the society hopes to establish.
A Youngstown Water Department worker who resigned after being accused of accepting gratuities for doing work for private contractors has applied for reinstatement, saying he was "pressured to quit."
September 11, 1931: A panel of three visiting judges find that Mahoning County Common Pleas Judges David G. Jenkins and J.H.C. Lyon erred in accepting financial favors and issues a reprimand, but declines to disbar them. Atty. A. M. Henderson, who paid a $6,000 note for Lyons, was admonished.
A crowd of more than 4,000 witnesses the Milk Fund boxing show at Idora Park, raising $9,000 to support the fund.
James A. Campbell, chairman of Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co., celebrates his 77th birthday with a quiet family dinner at his Logan Avenue home.
In a single day, Mahoning County gardeners and farmers donate enough fruits and vegetables to fill baskets for 150 Youngstown families.