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Events and People Who Made History on September 11

9th Century

813 - Charles the Great crowns Louis I emperor

13th Century

1297 - Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel Wm Wallace beats English

14th Century

1304 - Willem III becomes earl of Holland

16th Century

1557 - Catholic and Lutheran theology debated in Worm

17th Century

1645 - Thomas Fairfax' New Model-army occupies Bristol
1648 - Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki's beats John Casimir
1649 - Massacre of Drogheda-Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists
1649 - Oliver Cromwell seizes Drogheda Ireland, most inhabitants massacred
1697 - Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen van Savoye beats Turkish superior power

18th Century

1709 - Battle at Malplaquet: England/Austria/Dutch Great Alliance beat France
1714 - French and Spanish troops under duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona
1741 - Queen Maria Theresa addresses Hungarian Parliament
1773 - Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
1777 - Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British
1786 - Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
1789 - Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury

19th Century

1814 - Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh
1814 - Battle of Lake Champlain, New York; American Navy defeats British
1831 - Charles Darwin meets with Captain Fitzroy at Plymouth
1839 - 1st Canadian track and field meet held (Caer Howell Grounds)
1847 - 1st singing of Stephen Fosters "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)
1850 - "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind gives 1st U.S. concert
1852 - Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia R
1853 - 1st electric telegraph used (Merchant's Exchange to Pt Lobos)
1875 - 1st newspaper cartoon strip
1877 - Rijkslandbouwhoge school opens in Wageningen
1881 - Triple landslides bury Elm, Switzerland
1883 - James Cutler patents postal mail chute
1885 - Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia
1886 - Mayflower (U.S.) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Crooked Man"
1893 - Bronx Gas and Electric Company opens on Frisby and Tremont Ave
1893 - Shaku Soen is 1st Zen teacher to visit the West (Chicago)
1895 - FA Cup stolen in Birmingham

20th Century

1900 - President Kruger crosses border with Mozambique
1909 - Max Wolf rediscovers Halley's comet
1910 - 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
1912 - Netherland Olympic Committee forms
1912 - Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game
1914 - T Handy publishes "St. Louis Blues"
1916 - German troops conquer Kavalla Greece
1918 - Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
1919 - U.S. Marines invade Honduras
1922 - British mandate of Palestine begins
1922 - Yankees play their farewell home game in Polo Grounds win doubleheader
1923 - After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yankees
1923 - Bernie Neis, hits the 1,000th Dodger home run
1923 - ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over New York's tallest skyscraper, Woolworth Tower
1926 - 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1)
1926 - Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu
1926 - Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining
1926 - U.S. defeats France for their 7th straight Davis Cup championship
1926 - Yankees' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies
1927 - After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2
1927 - Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
1928 - 1st TV drama-WGY's Queens Messenger
1928 - Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees
1929 - SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
1930 - Stomboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
1933 - Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at U.S. Tennis championship
1935 - 49th U.S. Womens Tennis: H H Jacobs beats Sarah H Palfrey Fabyan (62 64)
1935 - U.S. captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
1936 - A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
1936 - Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
1937 - 51st U.S. Womens Tennis: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (64 62)
1937 - 57th U.S. Mens Tennis: J D Budge beats G vs. Cramm (61 79 61 36 61)
1939 - Battle of Kutno-pocket: Germans advance to Warsaw
1939 - British submarine Triton torpedoes British submarine Oxley
1939 - Iraq and Saudi Arabia declare war on nazi-Germany
1940 - 54th Postmaster General: Frank C. Walker of Pennsylvania takes office
1940 - Anton Mussert establishes Dutch SS
1940 - Hitler begins operation-Seelowe (invasion England)
1941 - Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels
1941 - Charles Lindbergh, charges "British, Jewish and Roosevelt administration" are trying to get U.S. into WW II
1941 - Franklin D. Roosevelt orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot on sight
1942 - Transport nr 31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - Allied arm forces conquerors Salerno
1943 - Jewish ghettos of Minsk and Lida Belorussia liquidated
1943 - Last German Q/pirate ship sinks near Easter Island
1943 - U.S. and Australian troops join in Salamaua, New Guinea
1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt and Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference
1944 - U.S. 5th pantzer division is 1st to enter nazi-Germany
1946 - 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation
1950 - 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
1950 - 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton, Ohio
1950 - "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts
1950 - Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
1951 - Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours and 19 minutes
1951 - Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
1952 - West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews
1953 - KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - 1st Miss America TV broadcast
1954 - 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)
1954 - KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Lee Meriwether (Calif), 19, crowned 27th Miss America 1955 (1st on TV)
1955 - 69th U.S. Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward (64 62)
1955 - 75th U.S. Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall beats (97 63 63)
1955 - KTVT TV channel 11 in Fort Worth-Dallas, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1956 - Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th home run
1956 - Vladimir Kuts runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1956 - Yankees Yogi Berra ties career record for home runs (236) by a catcher
1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1959 - Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans
1959 - "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
1959 - Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
1959 - Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
1960 - 17th Olympic games close in Rome, Italy
1960 - 74th U.S. Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Maria Fraser (64 1012 64)
1960 - 80th U.S. Mens Tennis: Neale A Fraser beats Rodney G Laver (64 64 97)
1961 - Bob Dylan's 1st New York performance
1962 - Beatles cut "Love Me Do" and "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums
1962 - Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles
1962 - KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
1964 - Gillette's 20 year contract with MSG and ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleveland Auditorium
1965 - Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1965 - Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
1966 - 80th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Esther Bueno-Fraiser beats N Richey (63 61)
1966 - 86th U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe (46 12-10 63 64)
1966 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1966 - Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a home run on his 1st at bat
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic
1966 - Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
1967 - A's drop grievance filed with National Labor Relations against C Finley
1967 - Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
1967 - French president De Gaulle visits Poland
1967 - Indian/Chinese border fights
1967 - U.S. Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
1967 - WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 - "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 343 performances
1971 - Egypt adopts its constitution
1971 - Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
1972 - BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont
1973 - Chile's President, Salvador Allende, deposed in a military coup
1974 - Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Felix Milan and John Milner come to bat 12 times each
1976 - 90th U.S. Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats E Goolagong Cawley (63 60) Evonne Goolagong loses her 4th straight U.S. Open Final (Evert wins)
1976 - Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
1976 - Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
1977 - 29th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner and Bea Arthur
1977 - 97th U.S. Mens Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (26 63 75 60)
1977 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1980 - Chile adopts its constitution
1980 - Ron LeFlore (91st) and Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record
1981 - 2nd government of Agt forms
1982 - 96th U.S. Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats Hana Mandlikova (63 61)
1982 - Chris Evert wins her 6th and final U.S. Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY
1982 - Debbie Maffett (Calif), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
1983 - 103rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 67 75 60)
1983 - Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss
1983 - Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
1983 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
1983 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1985 - Flyby of Comet Giacobini-Zinner
1985 - International Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km
1985 - Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
1985 - Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs vs. India
1986 - Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded
1986 - President Mubarak receives Israeli premier Peres
1986 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 - 4th MTV Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
1987 - Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die
1988 - 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
1988 - 108th U.S. Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64)
1988 - 108th U.S. Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64) in 4 hours 55 minutes - longest men's final in U.S. Open history
1988 - Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1988 - Sports Aid - jogging to feed the world
1989 - Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
1989 - KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
1991 - 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston
1991 - Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0
1991 - Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1991 - "La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family" goes on sale
1991 - New York Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
1992 - Hurricane Iniki hits Kauai Hawaii; 3 die and 8,000 injured
1993 - 107th U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (63 63)
1993 - Junxia Qu runs 1500m ladies world record (3:50.46)
1994 - 114th U.S. Mens Tennis: Andre Agassi beats Michael Stich (61 76 75)
1994 - 46th Emmy Awards: Fraiser, Picket Fences and Kelsey Grammer wins
1994 - Jingyi Le swims female world record 50m freestyle
1994 - Missie McGeorge wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1995 - Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
1995 - Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
1995 - Soyuz TM-22, lands

21st Century

2001 - 19 Islamist terrorists hijack four commercial jets, killing nearly 3,000 in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania


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