Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2018. There are 117 days left in the year.


On this date in:

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

1945: Japanese-American Iva Toguri D’Aquino, suspected of being wartime broadcaster “Tokyo Rose,” is arrested in Yokohama.

1961: President John F. Kennedy signs legislation making aircraft hijackings a federal crime.

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

2002: Afghan President Hamid Karzai survives an assassination attempt in Kandahar, hours after an explosives-packed car tore through a Kabul market.

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


1993: Corbin Bernsen, who plays Arnie Becker on NBC’s “L.A. Law” signs autographs and chats with fans at the WFMJ-TV tent at the Canfield Fair.

Gloria Cozad and Gloria McCauley say they are domestic partners and they and their two children should be eligible to live in Buckeye Village, a family housing complex owned by Ohio State University. Ms. McCauley is a graduate student.

Some residents on McCollum Road say plans by Mill Creek Park commissioners to close one end of Wick Drive and construct another parking lot are inconsistent with Volney Rogers’ dream to preserve the park’s natural beauty.

1978: Kenneth G. Taylor, 37, who gave an address in the Shadybrook Trailer Court in Boardman, is arrested by Nashville police driving the car of a recent homicide victim in Nashville. He tells police he has committed 16 other murders in three states, including a Beaver Township man and wife and a New Brighton, Pa., truck driver.

With Sunday’s attendance of 127,286, the 132nd Canfield Fair sets a five-day attendance record of 501,126.

Nine girls vie for the crown of Hartford Apple Festival Queen: Charlene Henry, Connie Whitehouse, Roxanne Sorger, Sandy Messersmith, Lori Stevens, Melodie Miller, Shelia Brooks, Lisa Yeager and Gloria McFarland.

1968: A new Youngstown law empowers police to stop and search anyone they suspect has committed a crime or is about to commit one without a search warrant. It was sponsored by Councilman Jack Hunter.

Amid protests and some ridicule, City Council makes it illegal for anyone over 6 years old to be barefoot downtown.

The Salem Police and Fireman’s Associations seek pay raises of $1,204 and improved benefits, noting that the city ranks 64th among 65 comparable Ohio communities in police and fire compensation.

Dellett H. Lawson, 51, of Akron becomes Ohio’s first heart recipient, receiving a new heart during an operation at the Cleveland Clinic.

1943: Four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Novak of Struthers are serving in the armed forces: Sgt. Bernard Novak is at Camp McCoy, Wisc.; Staff Sgt. Michael Novak is at Tallahassee, Fla.; Sgt. George Novak is with the Army Corps of Engineers in Portland, Ore.; and Pfc. Paul Novak is at Camp Rucker, Ala.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and assisting artists will present one of the outstanding attractions at the 97th Canfield Fair when a “pop” concert is given in front of the grandstand.

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