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    Some interesting events that also occurred on 9/11 throughout history:

    ▪ 1906 - Mahatma Gandhi starts Non-Violence movement Satyagraha.
    ▪ 1918 - Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox win last World Series until 2004, starting the "Curse of the Bambino."
    ▪ 1921 - Nahalal, the first moshav in Israel, is settled.
    ▪ 1922 - The British Mandate of Palestine begins.
    ▪ 1941 - Ground broken for the construction of The Pentagon.
    ▪ 1941 - World War II: U.S. Navy ordered to attack German U-boats.
    ▪ 1944 - World War II: the first allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Nazi Germany.
    ▪ 1962 - The Beatles record their debut single, Love Me Do.
    ▪ 1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.
    ▪ 1970 - 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews or Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
    ▪ 1970 - The Ford Pinto is introduced.
    ▪ 1971 - The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.
    ▪ 1972 - Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in San Francisco, California begins regular service.
    ▪ 1972 - The Closing Ceremony of the Munich Olympics takes place. It was the Summer Olympics when the terrorist attack known as the Munich Massacre happened.
    ▪ 1973 - A CIA supported military coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected President Salvador Allende[1]. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years.
    ▪ 1978 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Begin of Israel met at Camp David and agreed on a framework for peace between Israel and Egypt and a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
    ▪ 1981 - The Pee-wee Herman Show airs as a special on HBO.
    ▪ 1982 - The international forces, which were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon, left Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees were massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.
    ▪ 1985 - Baseball: Pete Rose gets his 4,192nd career base hit, breaking Ty Cobb's record which stood for over 60 years.
    ▪ 1990 - U.S. President George H. W. Bush delivers a nationally televised speech in which he threatens the use of force to remove Iraqi soldiers from Kuwait, which Iraq had recently invaded.
    ▪ 1994 - Frank Eugene Corder steals a Cessna plane, intending to crash it into the White House.
    ▪ 1998 - Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.
    ▪ Death anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan.
    ▪ Proclaimed 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day by President Reagan on August 26 in 1987 and celebrated since then by some United States communities, particularly the local emergency services.

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