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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