September 11: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1789 - Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
- 1903 - The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
- 1961 - Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
- 1985 - Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit
- 2001 - The September 11 attacks take place in the United States. Airplane hijackings result in the collapse of the World Trade Center in NYC, damage to The Pentagon, and the crashing of a passenger airliner.
- Famous Birthdays: Ferdinand Marcos(10th President of the Philippine, Queen Paola of Belgium, Richard D. Gill(British-Dutch mathematician), Benson Stanley(New Zealand rugby player), Shaun Livingston(American basketball player)
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