Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2017. There are 117 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1882: The nation’s first Labor Day is celebrated with a parade in New York. (Although Labor Day now takes place on the first Monday of September, this first celebration occurred on a Tuesday.)

1939: Four days after war had broken out in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues a proclamation declaring U.S. neutrality in the conflict.

1972: The Palestinian group Black September attacks the Israeli Olympic delegation at the Munich Games; 11 Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer were killed in the resulting siege.

1975: President Gerald R. Ford escapes an attempt on his life by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, Calif.

2005: President George W. Bush nominates John Roberts to succeed the late William Rehn-quist as chief justice of the United States.


1992: Marathon negotiations bring an end to a nine-day strike by the United Auto Workers at General Motors Lordstown fabricating plant.

The American Red Cross Trumbull County chapter reports it has received $30,000 in a week toward relief for victims of Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Louisiana.

A lawyer for George Lindert, the Canfield man accused of hiding his service in Nazi Germany’s Waffen SS during World War II so he could immigrate to the U.S., says Lindert never hid his past and shouldn’t be called to account for it now.

1977: On Labor Day, the expected record or near-record level of sales during the 1978 model year bodes well for the 25,000 General Motors employees in the Mahoning Valley, 10,000 at the Lordstown complex and 15,000 at Packard Electric division plants.

Dissident Episcopalians at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Columbus bar Bishop John M. Krumm from entering the church after Krumm suspended the pastor, the Rev. G. Wayne Craig. Craig and many in his congregation are opposed to the ordination of women in the Episcopal church.

About 10,000 members of Teamsters Local 377 and their families take advantage of Teamster Day at Idora Park.

1967: The 121st Canfield Fair sets an all-time record for attendance with 375,344 attending the five-day fair.

Youngstown marks a “Century of Progress” with a proclamation by Mayor Anthony Flask, but there will be no civic celebration because of the proximity to Labor Day and the opening of school. Youngstown was incorporated as a second-class city Sept. 6, 1867.

Burglars escape with $8,000 in cash after they broke into the McCrory Building and Central Tower Building over the Labor Day weekend and cracked three safes.

1942: Bing Crosby, crooning star of radio and films, will be at the Mahoning Valley Country Club on Sept. 13. He is touring golf clubs throughout the nation for a benefit of United Service Organizations.

Harry Hendricks, courthouse carpenter, earns a place in Cupid’s Hall of Fame. When Gomer Evans, marriage-license clerk, returned from lunch, he found the door to the bureau jammed. Hendricks removed the door’s glass, and Evans stepped through.

The world’s oldest iron-making process returns as a result of World War II. Republic Steel Corp. allies for approval to build a sponge iron plant in Youngstown.

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