How the World Forgot September 11
Do You Know What Happened on September 11?
September 11, 2001: Terrorists cause the death of 2,937 innocent people.
September 11, 2000: I can't remember. Can you?
Those terrorists took more than our mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters. More than our brave firemen and policemen. They took our history. They took away every September 11 that came before 2001. The births, the deaths, celebrations, and holidays. Events, important or not, now forgotten.
Well, I'd like to take a little time now to bring back our history by remembering all those forgotten September 11 events.
Did You Know?
On September 11, 1916 the Star Spangled Banner was sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, NY.
In the World of Sports
Can you believe how the sports world has been affected by all these September 11th events?
- 1999 Serena Williams wins her first Grand Slam Tournament
- 1985 Pete Ross breaks a record held for 60 years by getting his 4,192 career base hit
- 1974 The Cardinals beat the Mets 4-3 in the longest baseball game in history. 25 innings. 7 hours 4 minutes. It didn't end until 3:10 in the morning.
- 1951 Florence Chadwick becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel, from England to France.
- 1918 The Boston Red Sox won their last World Series until 2004
People Born on September 11
Famous or Not
This one is especially important to me. My sister-in-law was born on September 11 and when she tells this to people, they gasp and say "That's horrible!". But it's not horrible. It's her birthday and a birthday is always a great day.
- 1989 My sister-in-law Annette was born
- 1977 Rap artist, Ludacris was born
- 1970 Tattoo artist, Chris Garver was born
- 1967 Harry Connick Jr. was born
- 1965 Techno music artist, Moby was born
- 1927 - Willie Christine King (Martin Luther King Jr's sister) was born
Well, post it here!
Each of these important music events happened on September 11.
- 1969 'A Boy Named Sue' by Johnny Cash topped the charts
- 1966 The Rolling Stones performed on the Ed Sullivan show
- 1962 Ringo joined the Beatles
- 1961 Bob Dylan performs in NY for the first time
- 1847 'Oh! Susannah' made its debut in a Pittsburgh saloon
Post it here!
Did You Know?
On September 11, 2007 China signed an agreement to prohibit the use of lead paint on toys exported to the United States.
In the Government
This shows the importance of September 11th, before 2001.
- 2002 The Pentagon was rededicated.
- 1997 NASA's 'Mars Global Surveyor' reaches Mars.
- 1959 Congress passed the food stamp bill
- 1956 President Eisenhower founded 'People to People International'.
- 1941 The first ground was broke for the construction of the Pentagon.
- 1789 Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first United States Secretary of Treasury.
Did You Know?
on August 26, 1987, President Reagan proclaimed September 11 to be 911 Emergency Number Day.
In the Media
These may not be the most important September 11th events, but each one is still special.
- 2007 MySpace opened its 200 millionth account
- 1987 Dan Rathers walked off the set of the CBS news leaving 6 minutes of dead air. Why? He was angry when a major event was interrupted and postponed by a sports program.
- 1964 This was the last night 'Friday Night Fights' was aired for free.
- 1954 Ms.America pageant was broadcast on tv for the first time
- 1950 'Beetle Bailey' comic strip made it's debut
Did you know?
On September 11, 1970 the Ford Pinto made its' debut
Can you remember what you were doing - On the most famous Sept.11?
I was sitting at home with three of my kids. I walked into the living room and saw the tv. I didn't understand what I was seeing. When I realized what had happened I dropped to my knees and started crying.
Before this happened, I would hear people talk about the day Kennedy was shot. How they could remember exactly what they were doing, like it was yesterday. I never believed them. Now I do, of course.
Do you remember what you were doing September 11, 2001?
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