Today is Monday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2017. There are 111 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1297: Scottish rebels led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat English troops in the Battle of Stirling Bridge during the First War of Scottish Independence.

1936: Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation as President Franklin D. Roosevelt presses a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam’s first hydroelectric generator.

1954: The Miss America pageant makes its network TV debut on ABC; Miss California, Lee Meriwether, is crowned the winner.

1967: The comedy-variety program “The Carol Burnett Show” premieres on CBS.

1985: Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds cracks career hit No. 4,192 off Eric Show (rhymes with “how”) of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing the record held by Ty Cobb.

2001: Nearly 3,000 people are killed as 19 al-Qaida hijackers seize control of four jetliners, sending two of the planes into New York’s World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania.

2007: A new Osama bin Laden videotape is released on the sixth anniversary of 9/11. In it, the al-Qaida leader’s voice is heard commemorating one of the suicide hijackers and calling on young Muslims to follow his example by martyring themselves in attacks.


1992: The Western Reserve Economic Development Council, a 17-county consortium, is studying the feasibility of a 1-mill tax that would finance construction and operation of an air-cargo complex. Among the possible sites are the Ravenna Arsenal and Youngstown Municipal Airport.

Saturn Corp. crushes 1,696 new cars that come off its Tennessee assembly line with a faulty, corrosive coolant in them.

An impasse is reached in talks over a hiring program for minorities and women proposed for a $28 million capital improvements project at the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District.

1977: The Vindicator learns that the Carter administration does not intend to assist the ailing steel industry with new import laws, capital subsidies or price relief.

The president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., Jennings Lambeth, expresses confidence that his company, the country’s eighth- largest steelmaker, has the strength to survive the shakeout of the steel industry.

Doctors at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., reattach the arm of Michael Zimmer, 16, of Vienna Township after the arm was severed in a motorcycle crash at Sodom-Hutchings and King-Graves roads.

1967: Bullets taken from a Poland Township man during surgery at St. Elizabeth Hospital are positively identified as those fired from a gun by The Rev. Thomas J. Beldue during a robbery at St. Patrick Church in Leetonia.

Patricia Lynn Rowan of Canfield reports to the national offices of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., to begin training as a Red Cross recreation aide for Vietnam.

Jack Nicklaus wins the World Series of Golf at Akron’s Firestone Country Club for the third time, taking home the $50,000 top prize.

1942: About 70 Army reservists at Youngstown College can expect to be drafted before the school year is over.

James Cagney of “Yankee Doodle Dandy” movie fame and Lynne Overmann, veteran character actor, will headline a stage show at Stambaugh Auditorium for a bond-selling drive being put together by Youngstown theater men.

Youngstown’s entry in the National Amateur Baseball Federation tournament will be decided by a game between Youngstown Manufacturing and Buddie’s Furniture teams at Oakland Field.

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