11 September 2013

Good things that Happened on September 11th

Many things have happened on this day in history, many that are not immediately brought to mind by the phrase "Nine Eleven." This year I choose to remember these good things and interesting historical facts. I will not watch reruns of the television coverage from twelve years ago, over and over and over.

Some memorable historical events that occurred on September 11 include:
1609 - Explorer Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor and discovered Manhattan Island and the Hudson River.

1897 - A ten-week strike of coal workers in Pennsylvania, WV, and Ohio came to an end. The workers won and [sic] eight-hour workday, semi-monthly pay, and company stores were abolished.

1924 - Tom Landry [long-time coach of the Dallas Cowboys] was born

1936 - Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt by turning on the dam's first hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam.

1962 - George Martin had the Beatles return to EMI's Abbey Road to re-record "Love Me Do." They also recorded "P.S. I Love You" and an early version of "Please Please Me."

1967 - The Carol Burnett Show premiered on CBS.

1974 - The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets set a National League record when they played 25 innings. It was the second longest game in professional baseball history.

1985 - A U.S. satellite passed through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet. It was the first on-the-spot sampling of a comet.

1997 - Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.1

1. History for "September 11," On-This-Day.com (http://www.on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/alldays/sep11.htm and http://www.on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/birthdays/sep11.htm and http://www.on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/music/sep11.htm : accessed 11 September 2013).

To cite this blog post:
Debbie Parker Wayne, "Good things that Happened on September 11th," Deb's Delvings Blog, posted 11 Septmber 2013 (http://debsdelvings.blogspot.com/ : accessed [date]).

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