September 11 in history:
Since 2001, the date of September 11th brings to mind images of the terror attacks which occurred during one day in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. As for other events in history on this day…
September 11th was the day in 1609 that Henry Hudson sailed in what would become New York Harbor, and discovered the mouth of the river eventually named after him.
The Pentagon was hit by one of the airplanes hijacked on 9/11/01. September 11th was the day construction began on the Pentagon in 1941.
One of the airline passengers killed in the Pentagon attack was political commentator Barbara Olson, whose husband Theodore was Solicitor General at the time. September 11th of 2001 was Ted Olson’s 61st birthday.
A famous American song made its debut in Pennsylvania on September 11th, 1847. Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susanna” was performed for the first time at Andrews’ Eagle Ice Cream Saloon in Pittsburgh.