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on september 11 (note 1609 and 1922)

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Nov. 4th, 2001 | 03:55 pm

1609 Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan island
1709 English, Dutch & Austrians defeat French in Battle of Malplaquet
1773 Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace."
1777 Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British
1786 Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
1789 Alexander Hamilton appointed Secretary of the Treasury
1814 Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; Americans defeat British
1839 1st Canadian track & field meet held (Caer Howell Grounds)
1850 "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind gives 1st US concert
1852 Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia R
1853 1st electric telegraph in use, Merchant's Exchange to Pt Lobos
1875 1st newspaper cartoon strip
1881 Triple landslides bury Elm Switz
1885 Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia
1886 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
1889 Start of the Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Crooked Man" (BG)
1893 Bronx Gas & Electric Company opens on Frisby & Tremont Ave
1910 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
1912 Phila A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game
1918 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
1919 US marines invade Honduras
1922 British mandate of Palestine begins
1923 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires the next 27 Yanks
1923 The ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over NY's tallest skyscraper, the Woolworth Tower
1926 Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu
1926 US defeats France for their 7th straight Davis Cup championship
1926 Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies
1927 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
1928 1st TV drama-WGY's The Queens Messenger
1929 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
1930 Stomboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
1935 US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
1936 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
1936 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
1941 Charles Lindbergh, charges "the British, the Jewish & the Roosevelt administration" are trying to get the US into WW II
1941 FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot on sight
1944 FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at the 2nd Quebec Conference
1946 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation
1950 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
1950 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
1950 Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
1951 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim the English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes
1952 West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews
1954 1st Miss America TV broadcast
1956 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR
1959 Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
1959 Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
1960 The 17th Olympic games close in Rome
1961 Bob Dylan's 1st NY performance
1962 Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You"
1964 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
1964 Gillette's 20 year contract with MSG & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at the Cleve Auditorium
1965 Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
1966 Johnny Miller became the 1st Yank to hit a HR on his 1st at bat
1967 US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
1972 BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont
1973 Chile's President, Salvador Allende, deposed in a military coup
1974 Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Felix Milan & John Milner come to bat 12 times each
1976 Evonne Goolagong loses her 4th straight US Open Final (Evert wins)
1977 Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy O'Connors wins US Open
1977 TV's Rhoda gets divorced
1982 Chris Evert 6th US open title defeats Hana Mandlikava
1983 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
1985 Intl Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km
1985 Pete Rose of the Cin Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
1986 Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded
1988 Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world
1989 Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
1989 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
1991 "La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family" goes on sale
1991 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston

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