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This Day in History for September 11

This Day In History1773 – Benjamin Franklin writes “there never was a good war or bad peace”

1847 – 1st singing of Stephen Foster’s “Susanna” (in Pittsburgh)

1853 – 1st electric telegraph used – Merchant’s Exchange, San Francisco to Pt Lobos, Californina.

1909 – Max Wolf rediscovers Halley’s comet.

1922 – Yankees play their farewell home game in Polo Grounds win doubleheader.

1936 – FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam.

1941 – FDR orders US Navy that any Axis ship found in American waters to be shot on sight.

1941 – Charles Lindbergh, charges “British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration” are trying to get US into WWII.

1941 – Construction of the Pentagon begins (completed 15 January 1943)

1950 – “Beetle Bailey” comic strip debuts.

1959 – Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans.

1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph.

1965 – The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.

1970 – The Ford Pinto is introduced.

1986 – Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89, 237.57 million shares.

1998 – Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.

2001 – Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,752 people.

2001 – Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board.

2002 – Through extreme and coordinated effort, The Pentagon is rededicated after repairs are completed, exactly one year after the attack on the building.

2012 – The US is warned by Moody’s that its AAA credit rating is at risk if lawmakers fail to produce a long-term debt reduction plan.

2017 – Hurricane Irma leaves 7 million US homes without power in Florida and Georgia.

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