Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 255th day of 2016

Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 255th day of 2016. There are 111 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1714: The forces of King Philip V of Spain overcome Catalan defenders to end the 13-month-long Siege of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession.

1758: The Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Years War.

1789: Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first U.S. secretary of the Treasury.

1814: An American fleet scores a decisive victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.

1857: The Mountain Meadows Massacre takes place in present-day southern Utah as a 120-member Arkansas immigrant party was slaughtered by Mormon militiamen aided by Paiute Indians.

1905: The Ninth Avenue derailment occurs in New York City, killing 13 people.

1936: Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation as President Franklin D. Roosevelt presses a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam’s first hydroelectric generator.

1941: Goundbreaking takes place for the Pentagon.

In a speech that draws accusations of anti-Semitism, Charles A. Lindbergh tells an America First rally in Des Moines, Iowa, that “the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration” are pushing the United States toward war.

1950: President Harry S. Truman approves military operations north of the 38th parallel in the Korean War.

1954: Hurricane Edna hits New England as a Category 1 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.

The Miss America pageant makes its network TV debut on ABC; Miss California, Lee Meriwether, is crowned the winner.

1961: Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.

1962: The Beatles complete their first single for EMI, “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You,” at EMI studios in London.

1973: A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.

1974: Eastern Airlines Flight 212, a DC-9, crashes while attempting to land in Charlotte, N.C., killing 72 of the 82 people on board.

The family drama “Little House on the Prairie” premieres on NBC-TV.

1984: Country star Barbara Mandrell is seriously injured in an automobile accident near Nashville that claims the life of the other driver, Mark White.

1985: Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds cracks career hit number 4,192 off Eric Show (rhymes with “how”) of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing the record held by Ty Cobb.

1997: Scots vote to create their own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.

2001: Nearly 3,000 people are killed on an unprecedented day of terror as 19 members of al-Qaida hijack four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York’s World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania.

2006: The nation pauses to remember the victims of 9/11 on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. In a prime-time address, President George W. Bush invokes the memory of the victims as he staunchly defends the war in Iraq, though he acknowledges that Saddam Hussein was not responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

2011: The nation and the world mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In New York, a tree-covered memorial plaza at ground zero opens to the families of the victims for the first time. President Barack Obama, after visiting the sites where terrorists struck, declares: “It will be said of us that we kept that faith; that we took a painful blow, and emerged stronger.”

Australian Sam Stosur beats Serena Williams, pulling off a 6-2, 6-3 upset in the U.S. Open for her first Grand Slam title.

2012: On the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, the U.S. embassy in Ben- ghazi, Libya, is attacked, resulting in four deaths.

2015: A crane collapses onto the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 111 people ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ends his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination, becoming the first major candidate of the 2016 campaign to give up on the White House.

Roberta Vinci stuns Serena Williams to end her Grand Slam bid in one of the greatest upsets in tennis history; the 43rd-ranked Italian wins 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinals.


1991: A poll of parents of high school students in McDonald shows that 75 of 120 who responded believe the new dress code discriminates against boys because it prohibits them from having long hair or wearing earrings.

Gallon jugs of spring water are being distributed to residents of the 100-unit On-the-Lake mobile home park in Milton Township, which has been without water for nine days.

The Packard Electric Division of General Motors will hire 154 people for hourly positions at its local plants, marking its first significant wave of new hiring in about three years.

1976: Mayor Jack Hunter is in Washington, D.C., trying to persuade Congress and the White House to implement the $2 billion Public Works Act, which would mean $12 million for Youngstown.

A Farrell, Pa., man who received $1,500 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for school and then used the money for other purposes is ordered to make restitution and sentenced to three to 23 months in the Mercer County Jail.

Lamson & Sessions Inc. of Cleveland assures the United Steelworkers union that it will continue to operate the Youngstown Steel Door plant in Austintown. L&S bought 85 percent of Steel Door’s stock.

1966: About 400 children from Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula and Columbiana counties take a three-hour tour of the Youngstown Air Base.

Eight Youngstown doctors of medicine and osteopathy begin their internships. They are Drs. Edward DeHaas, Robert Levitin, Susan Russ Guarnieri, Nicholas Pappas, John B. Noll, Danilo A. Salcedo, William S. Glass and Anthony Rich.

Laurie’s Garden City sweeps honors in the Arco Bocce League. Team members are Joe Mortellaro, Byrd Gampetro, Curly Petrollini, Mike and Anthony Provenzale and Gabe Appugliese.

1941: Mrs. John E. Doyle, wife of Youngstown’s postmaster, is elected president of the Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post 15.

Two Youngstowners, Pvt. Robert E. Stamm and Pvt. Michael Boehm, are home from Phoenix on furlough from the U.S. Air Corps.

A quarter at Krogers will get a shopper a 2-pound jar of peanut butter, or three large bars of Ivory soap or two cans of cucumber slices or two pounds of chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies.

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