September 11

By | Sep 11, 2011

September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon outside of DC.  It is the first anniversary that will be on the same day of the week (Tuesday) as the attack.   In total 2974 people were killed in the attack. 

September 11, 1941 is the date that ground was broken for the construction of the Pentagon with the formal dedication being January 15, 1943.

In 1786 there was a convention scheduled to begin on September 11th in Annapolis Maryland. The formal title of the meeting was a Meeting of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government. There were only 12 delegates from 5 of the 13 states present.  The convention lasted for 4 days with the outcome being a request to Congress to support for a broader meeting to be held the following May in Philadelphia.  The May meeting formed the United States Constitution.

In 1847  the Stephen Foster  song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 1961 Hurricane Carla makes landfall in Texas.  The Category 4 storm is the strongest that has hit Texas.  This was the first live broadcast of a Hurricane with Dan Rather reporting live from the Galveston Seawall during the storm.

In 1972 The Closing Ceremony of the Munich Olympics takes place.  This Olympics was the one that members of the Israeli Olympic team was held hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.  During the conflict eleven Israeli athletes and one German police officer were murdered by the terrorist group.  Five of the eight terrorists were killed by police officers during an aborted rescue attempt. The Olympics were suspended and a memorial service was held in the main stadium and the International Olympic Committee ordered the competitions to resume after a pause of 34 hours.


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