On This Day September 11th
On This Day in history:
1847- "Oh! Susanna", Stephen Foster's well-known song, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Did you know the song was written in Cincinnati? To find out more click HERE
1875- First newspaper cartoon strip.
1936- U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Boulder Dam.
1941- Ground is broken for construction of The Pentagon.
1946- First mobile, long distance, car-to-car telephone conversation happens.
1954- First Miss America beauty pageant TV broadcast on ABC. Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, won.
1959- U.S. Congress passes a bill authorizing the creation of food stamps.
1967- "All You Need is Love" by the Beatles is certified as a million seller.
1967- The Carol Burnett Show premiered on CBS.
1970- The Ford Pinto automobile is introduced.
1974- "Little House On The Prarie" makes its TV debut.
1981- The Pee-wee Herman show airs as a special on HBO.
1985- Pete Rose hits his 4,192nd career base hit.
2001- Terrorist attacks hit the World Trade Center in New York City, part of The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and crash a passenger airliner in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people are killed that day.
2004- Barry Bonds becomes the first Major League Baseball player to walk over 200 times in one season.