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September eleventh, 1789, Alexander
Hamilton was appointed the first US Secretary
of the Treasury.
On this date:
In 1814, an American fleet scored a decisive
victory over the British in the Battle of Lake
Champlain in the War of 1812.
In 1850, Jenny
Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale," gave
concert in the
United States, at Castle Garden in New York.
In 1885, author
D.H. Lawrence was born in Eastwood, England.
In 1936, President
Roosevelt dedicated Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam)
by pressing a key in Washington to signal the
startup of the dam's first hydroelectric
generator in Nevada.
In 1941, Charles
A. Lindbergh sparked charges of anti-Semitism
with a speech in which he said "the British,
the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration"
were trying to draw the United States into World
In 1944, President
Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill met in Canada at the second Quebec
In 1954, the Miss
America pageant made its network TV debut on ABC;
Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was crowned
In 1971, former
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.
In 1972, the
troubled Munich Summer Olympics ended.
In 1973, Chilean
President Salvador Allende died in a violent
Ten years ago:
President Bush addressed Congress on the Persian
Gulf crisis, vowing that "Saddam Hussein
will fail" in his takeover of Kuwait.
Five years ago:
The prosecution in the O.J. Simpson murder trial
in Los Angeles reluctantly began its rebuttal
case, as ordered by Judge Lance Ito, after the
defense refused to rest.
One year ago:
President Clinton, attending a conference of
Asia-Pacific leaders in New Zealand, demanded
that Indonesia allow an international force to
restore peace in East Timor. Eric Milton pitched
a no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins in their
7-to-0 win over the Anaheim Angels. Serena
Williams won the US Open women's title, beating
top-seeded Martina Hingis, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
"There would never
be a moment, in war or in peace, when I wouldn't
trade all the patriots in the country for one
tolerant man. Or when I wouldn't swap the
vitamins in a child's lunchbox for a jelly glass
E.B. White, American author and humorist