On This Day..... September 11

SEPTEMBER 11TH

  • TODAY IS KIM’S BIRTHDAY!!!!!
  • TODAY IS 9/11, PATRIOT DAY AND A DAY OF NATIONAL SERVICE & REMEMBERENCE
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUNS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ANTS ON A LOG DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • O. HENRY (1862-1910)
  • D.H. LAWRENCE (1885-1930)
  • BEAR BRYANT (1913-1983)
  • FERDINAND MARCOS (1917-1989)
  • TOM LANDRY (1924-2000)
  • BOB PACKWOOD (1932, 86)
  • BRIAN DEPALMA (1940, 78)
  • LOLA FALANA (1942, 76)
  • AMY MADIGAN (1950, 68)
  • VIRGINIA MADSEN (1961, 57)
  • KRISTY MCNICHOL (1962, 56)
  • BASHAR AL-ASSAD (1965, 53)
  • MOBY (1965, 53)
  • HARRY CONNICK JR. (1967, 51)
  • TARAJI P. HENSON (1970, 48)
  • LUDACRIS (1977, 41)
  • DYLAN KLEBOLD (1981-1999)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1297, WILLIAM WALLACE DEFEATS THE BRITISH AT STIRLING BRIDGE
  • IN 1649, OLIVER CROMWELL KILLS 3,000 ROYALISTS AT THE MASSACRE OF DROGHEDA IN IRELAND
  • IN 1773, BEN FRANKLIN WRITES “THERE WAS NEVER A GOOD WAR OR A BAD PEACE”
  • IN 1777, GEORGE WASHINGTON BARELY ESCAPES WITH HIS LIFE AS THE BRITISH BEAT THE AMERICANS AT THE BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE, PA
  • IN 1780, ALEXANDER HAMILTON BECOMES THE FIRST SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
  • IN 1792, THE HOPE DIAMOND AND OTHER FRENCH CROWN JEWELS ARE STOLEN DURING THE REIGN ON TERROR IN PARIS
  • IN 1814, AMERICANS WIN THE 5 DAY BATTLE OF PLATTSBURGH IN THE WAR OF 1812
  • IN 1841, ALL OF PRESIDENT JOHN TYLER’S CABINET EXCEPT HIS SECRETARY OF STATE RESIGN TO PROTEST HIS VETO OF A BANKING BILL
  • IN 1847, STEPHEN FOSTER DEBUTS “OH! SUSANNA”
  • IN 1850, JENNY LIND, THE SWEDISH NIGHTINGALE, GIVES HER FIRST U.S. CONCERT
  • IN 1857, MORMONS DISGUISED AS INDIANS MURDER 120 COLONISTS IN UTAH IN THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
  • IN 1875, THE FIRST CARTOON STRIP IS PRINTED IN A NEWSPAPER
  • IN 1883, JAMES CUTLER PATENTS THE POSTAL MAIL CHUTE
  • IN 1916, THE QUEBEC BRIDGE COLLAPSES FOR A SECOND TIME DURING ITS RECONSTRUCTION KILLING 11 PEOPLE
  • IN 1918, THE RED SOX DEFEAT THE CHICAGO CUBS IN THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1928, WGY BROADCASTS “QUEENS MESSENGER”, THE FIRST EVER TV DRAMA
  • IN 1928, TY COBB POPS OUT IN HIS LAST APPEARANCE AT BAT
  • IN 1930, 39 YEAR OLD AGATHA CHRISTIE MARRIES 26 YEAR OLD MAX MALLOWAN
  • IN 1936, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT DEDICATES THE BOULDER (HOOVER) DAM
  • IN 1940, HITLER BEGINS OPERATION SEA LION TO INVADE ENGLAND
  • IN 1941, CHARLES LINDBERGH ACCUSES PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT OF CONSPIRING WITH THE JEWS AND THE BRITISH TO GET AMERICA INTO WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1941, CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON THE PENTAGON
  • IN 1945, DUTCH DOCTOR WILLEM KOLFF PERFORMS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL DIALYSIS
  • IN 1950, “BEETLE BAILEY” DEBUTS IN THE COMIC STRIPS
  • IN 1950, “DICK TRACY” DEBUTS ON ABC
  • IN 1951, FLORENCE CHADWICK IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO SWIM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
  • IN 1952, GERMAN CHANCELLOR KONRAD ADENAUER AGREES TO REPERATIONS FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • IN 1954, FUTURE CATWOMAN LEE MERIWEATHER OF CALIFORNIA WINS THE FIRST TELEVISED MISS AMERICA CONTEST
  • IN 1959, CONGRESS AUTHORIZES FOOD STAMPS FOR POOR AMERICANS
  • IN 1960, THE ROME OLYMPICS CLOSES
  • IN 1962, THE BEATLES RECORD “LOVE ME DO” AND “PS I LOVE YOU”. ANDY WHITE PLAYS THE DRUMS DURING THE RECORDING SESSION AS THEY WERE IN THE PROCESS OF REPLACING PETE BEST WITH RINGO STARR
  • IN 1963, TYPHOON GLORIA KILLS 330 PEOPLE IN TAIWAN
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES START A 9 WEEK RUN TOPPING THE ALBUM CHART WITH “HELP!”
  • IN 1965, THE FIRST DIVISION OF AMERICAN TROOPS ARRIVE IN VIETNAM
  • IN 1966, THE ROLLING STONES PERFORM ON “THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW”
  • IN 1967, CBS DEBUTS “THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW”
  • IN 1970, FORD INTRODUCES THE PINTO
  • IN 1971, NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 77
  • IN 1971, DONNY OSMOND GOES TO #1 WITH “GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL”
  • IN 1971, THE ANIMATED JACKSON FIVE CARTOON PREMIERES ON ABC
  • IN 1973, AUGUSTO PINOCHET LEADS A MILITARY COUP TO TAKE OVER CHILE
  • IN 1976, KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND GO TO #1 WITH “SHAKE THAT BOOTY”
  • IN 1977, “RHODA” GETS DIVORCED
  • IN 1977, DAVID BOWIE AND BING CROSBY RECORD THE “BING CROSBY MERRIE OLDE CHRISTMAS SHOW” INCLUDING THE NOW CLASSIC DUET “PEACE ON EARTH / LITTLE DRUMMER BOY”
  • IN 1978, JANET PARKER BECOMES THE LAST KNOWN PERSON TO DIE OF SMALL POX AFTER SHE IS INFECTED IN A MEDICAL LABORATORY
  • IN 1982, CHICAGO GOES TO #1 WITH “HARD TO SAY I’M SORRY”
  • IN 1985, PETE ROSE GETS HIS 4,192 HIT TO PASS TY COBB’S ALL TIME RECORD
  • IN 1986, THE DOW JONES DROPS OVER 86 POINTS IN THE LARGEST EVER 1 DAY DECLINE
  • IN 1991, LA TOYA JACKSON RELEASES HER TELL ALL AUTOBIOGRAPHY ABOUT GROWING UP IN THE JACKSON FAMILY
  • IN 1993, MARIAH CAREY BEGINS A NINE WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “DREAMLOVER”
  • IN 1994, JESSICA TANDY DIES OF CANCER AT 85
  • IN 1998, KENNETH STARR RELEASES HIS REPORT TO CONGRESS IN WHICH HE SAYS PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS 11 POSSIBLE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES
  • IN 1999, SERENA WILLIAMS WINS THE U.S. OPEN, HER FIRST EVER GRAND SLAM TITLE
  • IN 2001, AIRPLANES HIJACKED BY TERRORISTS CRASH INTO THE TWIN TOWERS IN NEW YORK, THE PENTAGON, AND A FIELD IN PENNSYLVANIA MEANT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
  • IN 2001, JAY-Z RELEASES “BLUEPRINT”
  • IN 2002, THE PENTAGON IS REDEDICATED ONE YEAR AFTER BEING ATTACKED
  • IN 2002, JOHNNY UNITAS DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 69
  • IN 2005, KEIRA KNIGHTLEY’S EDITION OF “PRIDE & PREJUDICE” IS RELEASED
  • IN 2012, THE U.S. CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA IS BURNED DOWN KILLING FIVE
  • IN 2012, MOODY’S THREATENS TO REDUCE AMERICA’S AAA CREDIT RATING IN RESPONSE TO CONGRESS POTENTIALLY DEFAULTING ON ITS DEBT
  • IN 2014, OSCAR PISTORIUS IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MURDERING HIS GIRLFRIEND. HE WOULD LATER BE FOUND GUILTY OF “CULPABLE HOMICIDE”
  • IN 2015, RICK PERRY DROPS OUT OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE
  • IN 2015, RIDLEY SCOTT RELEASES “THE MARTIAN”
  • IN 2017, 7 MILLION HOMES LOSE POWER IN FLORIDA AND GEORGIA DURING HURRICANE IRMA

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