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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.

 
 
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