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#1: September 11, 1999Doug's Wedding
Pondering this on Twitter this morning, @DougP1 noted that his wedding occurred on September 11, 12 years ago, and his son thinks of this as a wonderful day. Wish him a Happy Anniversary tomorrow.
#2: September 11, 1998Opening ceremony for the 1998 Commonwealth Games
Malaysia is the first Asian country to host the games.
#3: September 11, 1997NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.
Info learned from the nine year mission.
#4: September 11, 1985Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit
View it on YouTube... Tickets were 50 CENTS!
#5: September 11, 1972Bay Area Rapid Transit, "BART", began operation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, BART connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. Average weekday ridership of is 357,800 passengers making BART the fifth-busiest heavy rail rapid transit system in the United States.
#6: September 11, 1961The World Wildlife Fund opened it's first office in Morges, Switzerland. Today, it is the world's largest independent conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting countless conservation and environmental projects.
#7: September 11, 1922The Sun News-Pictorial was established in Australia. "The Sun" had the largest circulation for more than fifty years.
#8: September 11, 1789Alexander Hamiliton became the first US Secretary of the Treasury
President George Washington appointed Alexander Hamilton as the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
#9: September 11, 1786
#10: September 11, 1609Henry Hudson discovered the "Hudson River"
And... Some births of note on September 11:
1700 – James Thomson, Scottish poet (d. 1748)
1885 – D. H. Lawrence, English novelist (d. 1930)
1943 – Mickey Hart, American drummer
1957 – Brad Bird, PIXAR!!! American director and animator
1962 – Kristy McNichol, American actress
1965 – Moby, American musician
1967 – Harry Connick, Jr., American singer
My resources for this post remain slim, and I confess to finding this all on Wikipedia... but I wanted to start somewhere. I will see what else I can find on this topic, and add to this post at a later date. Enjoy your September 11 this Sunday, 2011, and I hope you and your family do something memorable, in a good way, because I believe we really need to be accentuating the "good stuff" more often these days.
Sept 11, 2001 update: @DougP1 on Twitter shared another link at HistoryOrb.com with things that have happened on September 11 throughout history. Read the new comments to this post for more on the emotional aspects of being reminded of a tragedy each year.