Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2005. There are 115 days left in the year. On this

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2005. There are 115 days left in the year. On this date in 1825, the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, bids farewell to President John Quincy Adams at the White House.
In 1892, James J. Corbett knocks out John L. Sullivan to win the world heavyweight crown in New Orleans in the first major prize fight conducted under the Marquis of Queensberry rules. In 1901, the Peace of Beijing ends the Boxer Rebellion in China. In 1940, Nazi Germany begins its initial blitz on London during World War II. In 1963, the National Professional Football Hall of Fame is dedicated in Canton, Ohio. In 1969, Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen dies in Washington, D.C. In 1977, the Panama Canal treaties, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, are signed in Washington. In 1979, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its cable TV debut. In 1990, Kimberly Bergalis of Fort Pierce, Fla., comes forward to identify herself as the young woman who had been infected with AIDS, apparently by her late dentist. (Bergalis dies the following year.)
September 7, 1980: More than 200 artists and craftsmen from eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania exhibit their work at the fifth annual Second National Bank Arts and Crafts show in Warren.
Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and the president of the American League tell Edward J. DeBartolo that his proposed $20 million purchase of the Chicago White Sox will not be approved. White Sox President Bill Veeck refuses comment on the reports.
Youngstown school officials are thinking seriously about returning to the use of yellow school buses rather than the WRTA to transport the city's students.
September 7, 1965: The 119th Canfield Fair sets an attendance record of 308,533, says President Robert A. Rose, as workmen begin tearing down exhibits and displays that brought the mammoth crowd to the five-day fair. A plugged-up sewer line from the fair ground caused flooding in Canfield Methodist Church, the Township Hall and the Mahoning Dispatch in the village.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Charles Owen Rice of Pittsburgh challenges participants in Youngstown's first annual Labor Day Mass to help solve "our great scandal," the problem of poverty and race.
Mahoning County's traffic toll stands at 51, more than double that of the first eight months of 1964.
September 7, 1955: Republic Steel Corp. directors approve the biggest steel-making expansion in the company's history, a $130 million program that will include $30 million in projects in Youngstown and Warren.
Sharon Steel Corp. breaks ground on a $13.5 million, 44-inch blooming mill that will provide the company with a wider range of better products, says Henry A. Roemer Jr., company president.
Eleven new polio cases in two days brings the number of polio victims treated in Youngstown hospitals in 1955 to 87. There have been three deaths, compared to eight at the same time in 1954.
September 7, 1930: Mrs. Sigismund Laky, wife of the pastor of the Hungarian Presbyterian Church, says she believes a band of men is luring the daughters of foreign-born parents from the homes, taking advantage of the girls' discontent in homes where parents attempt to maintain old world discipline. Three teenage girls have disappeared from one family.
After being interfered with twice by a light shower and then a torrential rain, the third annual show of the Mill Creek Riding Club comes to a close at the club facilities on Bears Den Road. Despite the disagreeable weather, more than 2,000 people turned out for the show.
Canal boosters from the Mahoning, Shenango and Beaver River valleys are being urged to attend the annual meeting of the Mississippi Valley Association that will meet in St. Louis Nov. 4 and 5.