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On This Day: September 11 - The New York Times

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On This Day: September 11

Updated September 11, 2014, 5:33 am

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On Sept. 11, 2001, suicide hijackers crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in New York, causing the 110-story twin towers to collapse. Another hijacked airliner hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

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On Sept. 11, 1917, Ferdinand Marcos, the Filipino president whose corrupt government was overthrown in 1986, was born. Following his death on Sept. 28, 1989, his obituary appeared in The Times.

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1789Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first secretary of the treasury. 1814An American fleet scored a decisive victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. 1850Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale," gave her first concert in the United States, at Castle Garden in New York. 1885Author D.H. Lawrence was born in Eastwood, England. 1941Charles A. Lindbergh sparked charges of anti-Semitism with a speech in which he blamed "the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration" for trying to draw the United States into World War II. 1962The Beatles recorded their first single, "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You," at EMI studios in London. 1971Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77. 1973Chilean President Salvador Allende died in a violent military coup. 1985Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds recorded his 4,192nd hit, breaking Ty Cobb's career record. 1997Scots voted to create their own Parliament after 290 years of union with England. 1998Congress released Kenneth Starr's report, which offered graphic details of President Bill Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct and leveled accusations of perjury and obstruction of justice. 2002Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas died at age 69. 2007China signed an agreement to prohibit the use of lead paint on toys exported to the United States. 2009Michael Jordan was enshrined in the basketball Hall of Fame.

Historic Birthdays

Ferdinand Marcos 9/11/1917 - 9/28/1989 Philippine president (1966-86).Go to obituary » 68William Holabird 9/11/1854 - 7/19/1923
American architect 47O. Henry 9/11/1862 - 6/5/1910
American short story writer 70Rosika Schwimmer 9/11/1877 - 8/3/1948
Hungarian-born feminist and pacifist 75Giovanni Pastrone 9/11/1883 - 6/27/1959
Italian motion-picture director and producer 44D. H. Lawrence 9/11/1885 - 3/2/1930
English author 87Vinoba Bhave 9/11/1895 - 11/15/1982
Indian social reformer; disciple of Mahatma Gandhi 69Bear Bryant 9/11/1913 - 1/26/1983
American college football coach 78Jessica Mitford 9/11/1917 - 7/23/1996
English-born American writer 75Tom Landry 9/11/1924 - 2/12/2000
American coach of the Dallas Cowboys (1960-89)