This Week in History

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SEPTEMBER 10

Michelle Cashen was born.

Pamela Neafsey was born.

Greg Bender was born.

 1939 - Canada declared war on Germany, entering WWII.

2002 - Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations.

 

SEPTEMBER 11

2001 - Never forget.  Two hijacked commercial jets were crashed by terrorists into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, causing the collapse of both towers. A short while later, another plane was crashed into the Pentagon, and fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pa.

 

SEPTEMBER  12

Peggy Moerler was born.

Liz Donahue was born.

 1953 - Future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier.

1960 – Hurricane Donna slammed Rockaway and the ocean met the bay. (We hope reader Richard Berge appreciates the inclusion of this historic event!)

 

SEPTEMBER  13

Rita Tortorelli was born.

Marci Hoffman was born.

 1943 - Chiang Kai-Shek became president of China.

 

SEPTEMBER  14

Carol Kelleher was born.

Jon Antis was born.

Matthew Courtney was born.

 1814 - Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner.

1994 - Major League Baseball Acting Commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the 1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a strike by players.

 

September 15

Larry Gray was born.

Mike Olsen was born.

Kathy Donohue Boyle was born.

Mary Edwards was born.

Andy Cholakis was born.

Claire Resnick was born.

 1835 - Charles Darwin and the British naval vessel, HMS Beagle, reached the Galapagos Islands.

 

SEPTEMBER 16

Amanda Agoglia was born.

Beth Murphy Ward was born.

James Grant was born.

 1630 - The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.

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