Today is Friday, September 11th. It’s National Day of Service & Remembrance, Patriot Day, National Emergency Responders Day, Stand Up To Cancer Day, 401(k) Day, Women’s Baseball Day, and Make Your Bed Day
There are 10 days until Fall
There are 50 days until Halloween
Today is the day that…
— in 1789, Alexander Hamilton is appointed as the first Secretary of Treasury
— in 1914, W. C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues”, publishes his most famous composition, “St Louis Blues”
— in 1936, FDR dedicates the Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
— in 1953, Tommy Shaw of Styx is born in Montgomery, Alabama
— in 1961, The World Wildlife Fund in founded
— in 1962, The Beatles recorded their first single, “Love Me Do” with new drummer Ringo Starr replacing Pete Best
— in 1967, The Carol Burnett Show premiered on CBS
— also in 1967, The Beatles begin filming Magical Mystery Tour
– in 1970, the Ford Pinto was introduced
— in 1971, The animated TV series The Jackson Five debuted on ABC
— in 1973, Bruce Springsteen releases his second album, The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle
— in 1974, Little House on the Prairie premiered on NBC
— in 1977, David Bowie joins Bing Crosby to record the crooner’s Merrie Olde Christmas special. Bowie refuses to sing “Little Drummer Boy” with Crosby, so his part is rewritten as “Peace On Earth.” Crosby dies a month later before the show airs, and the duet becomes a Christmas classic.
— in 1982, John Cougar Mellencamp becomes the first male solo artist with a #1 album (American Fool) and two Top 10 singles, all at the same time (“Hurts So Good” at #8; “Jack & Diane” at #4)
— in 1985, Pete Rose got his 4,192nd career base hit, breaking Ty Cobb’s record which stood for over 60 years
— in 1987, CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather got upset over being preempted for a tennis match and walked off his set leaving affiliates with six minutes of dead air
— in 1998, Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sent a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses
— in 2001, two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both. A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon. A fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was initially flown toward Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, after passengers thwarted the hijackers. All totaled, the attacks claimed the lives of 2,977 people.
— in 2003, Three’s Company star John Ritter died in Los Angeles from a heart attack at the age of 54
— in 2009, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan entered the Basketball Hall of Fame
— in 2012, The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down by a militant group, killing five people, including the US ambassador
— in 2014, South African Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp
— and in 2017, Hurricane Irma leaves 7 million homes without power in Florida and Georgia
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