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 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
 Posted: Sep 11, 2019 20:06
 Subject: 9/11 and Benghazi, but we always survive
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Roxann Dawson 61 Star Trek: Voyager

Harry Connick Jr. 51 Independence Day

1885 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born
in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1930)

Events:

*** 2001 Two passenger planes hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists crash into New
York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,606
people***

*** 2001 Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon
causing the deaths of 125 people***

*** 2001 Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake
control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania
field killing all 64 people on board. Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer

1649 Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists

1777 Battle of Brandywine, Pennysylvania; Americans lose to the British, Polish
soldier Casimir Pulaski saves life of George Washington

1789 Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of the US Treasury

1792 The French Blue gem (later the Hope Diamond) is stolen with other French
crown jewels from Royal storehouse in Paris during Reign of Terror

1847 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)

1853 1st electric telegraph used - Merchant's Exchange, San Francisco to
Pt Lobos, California

1940 Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs

1941 FDR orders US Navy that any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at
on sight

1941 Construction of the Pentagon begins in Arlington County, Virginia (completed
Jan 15, 1943). Designed by architect George Bergstrom and built by contractor
John McShain, construction was overseen by Leslie Groves.
1945 Physician Willem J Kolff performs the first successful kidney dialysis using
his artificial kidney machine, the Netherlands

1951 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England
to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes

1959 Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans

1965 The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.

1970 The Ford Pinto is introduced.

1986 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak receives Israeli Prime Minister Shimon
Peres

1998 Independent counsel Ken Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing
President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.

2002 Through extreme and coordinated effort, The Pentagon is rededicated after
repairs are completed, exactly one year after the attack on the building.

2012 The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down,
killing five people, including the US ambassador


John P