Today is Monday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2017. There are 118 days left in the year. This is Labor Day.
On this date in:
1888: George Eastman receives a patent for his roll-film box camera and registers his trademark: “Kodak.”
1917: The American Expeditionary Forces in France suffer the first fatalities during World War I when a German plane attacks a British-run base hospital in Camiers.
1998: Internet services company Google files for incorporation in California.
2014: Comedian Joan Rivers dies at a New York hospital at age 81, a week after going into cardiac arrest in a doctor’s office during a routine medical procedure.
2016: Elevating the “saint of the gutters” to one of the Catholic Church’s highest honors, Pope Francis canonizes Mother Teresa, praising her radical dedication to society’s outcasts and her courage in shaming world leaders for the “crimes of poverty they themselves created.”
1992: The Ladies Professional Golf Association says it and a group of local businesses have reached an agreement to bring the Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic to the Mahoning Valley in 1993.
ABC’s national weatherman Spencer Christian broadcasts his “Good Morning America” forecast from the Canfield Fair.
Youngstown Bishop James W. Malone, chairman of the U.S. Catholic Conference’s committee on domestic social policy, calls on the government to support “family values” by helping 10 million Americans who are out of work to find jobs.
1977: Enrollment in the six-county Youngstown Diocesan school system will drop by 345 students to 24,313 in 66 elementary and six high schools.
After a round of 68, East Palestine’s Jerry McGee is four strokes behind Lanny Watkins and Tom Weiskopf on the final day of the $300,000 World Series of Golf at the Firestone Country Club.
The assistant superintendent of Warren’s Street Department gets a one-week suspension for permitting a Champion man to use a city parks tractor for personal reasons. The tractor sustained about $1,300 in damage in an accident on state Route 305 on Aug. 21.
1967: About 165 members of Sts. Peter and Paul Church picket quietly outside St. Columba Cathedral to demonstrate their objection to the coming retirement of their pastor, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Stipanovic.
Vindicator Business Editor George R. Reiss writes that on Labor Day, the immediate outlook for some 100,000 working men in the Youngstown district is good.
Attendance at the 121st Canfield Fair is exceeding the fondest hopes of board members as an estimated 120,000 people jammed the grounds Sunday, exceeding the 1966 attendance for the day by 10,000.
1942: The curtain goes up on the 96th Canfield Fair when young people from the district pour onto the grounds on Rural Youth Day.
John Kos, 68, a WPA watchman at the street- car rail removal project on Oak Hill, is fatally injured by a hit-skip driver at Marshall and Front streets. Police have a headlight rim and part of a radiator grill.
The Defense Transportation Committee recommends that Youngstown stores open and close a half-hour later each day to reduce congestion from traffic when war plants change their shifts.
Federal Furs has its September sale: lamb, opossum, gray fox, Persian paw and Russian pony coats for $89; muskrat, blue fox, skunk and leopard coats for $139.