September 11, 2016

September 11 on this day

Henry Hudson September 11, 1609: The expedition anchored off Manhattan in New York Bay and then anchored near Albany.

1792 The Hope Diamond is stolen with other crown jewels when six men break into house used to store the jewels.

1814 Begun on the 6th Sept, Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh during War of 1812

1847 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)

1853 1st electric telegraph used (Merchant's Exchange to Pt Lobos)

1875 1st newspaper cartoon strip

1886 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup

1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Crooked Man" (BG)

1909 Max Wolf rediscovers Halley's comet

1912 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game

1927 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers

1944 A reconnaissance squadron of the US 5th Armored Division "Victory Division" is 1st allied force to enter Nazi-Germany

1946 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation

1950 Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence

1954 1st Miss America TV broadcast

1959 "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements

1966 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show

1970 The Ford Pinto is introduced.

2001  Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2001 Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and death of 2,752 people

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