Today in History - September 11th

  • 1789 – Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first secretary of the treasury
  • 1936 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) in Nevada by pressing a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's first hydroelectric generator
  • 1941 – Charles A. Lindbergh sparks 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
  • 1962 – The Beatles records their first single, "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You," at EMI studios in London
  • 1985 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds records his 4,192nd hit, breaking Ty Cobb's career record
  • 1987 –  CBS goes black for six minutes after anchorman Dan Rather walked off the set of "The CBS Evening News" because a tennis tournament being carried by the network ran overtime
  • 1997 – Scots vote to create their own Parliament after 290 years of union with England
  • 1998 – Congress releases 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
  • 2001 – Suicide hijackers crash 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
  • 2007 – China signs an agreement to prohibit the use of lead paint on toys exported to the United States

Famous and Historical Birthdays - Say Happy Birthday to . . .

  • Brian De Palma (Director)
  • Mickey Hart (Musician)
  • Virginia Madsen (Actress)
  • Moby (Musician)
  • Harry Connick Jr. (Singer)
  • Ludacris (Rapper)
  • Ben Lee (Singer)