SEPTEMBER 11: The Daily Flashback
1609: Explorer Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor, discovering Manhattan Island and the Hudson River.
1789: Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first Secretary of the Treasury by U.S. President George Washington.
1814: The U.S. fleet defeated a squadron of British ships in the Battle of Lake Champlain.
1847: Steven Foster’s song “Oh! Susannah” was performed in public for the first time by a local quintet in Pittsburgh.
1875: “Professor Tidwissel’s Burglar Alarm” was the first comic strip to appear in a newspaper, The New York Daily Graphic.
1936: Boulder Dam (aka, the Hoover Dam) was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam.
1941: The groundbreaking ceremony for the Pentagon took place in Arlington.
1967: “The Carol Burnett Show” premiered on CBS-TV.
1971: The Jackson 5 cartoon series, called “The Jackson 5ive,” debuted on ABC-TV.
1973: Bruce Springsteen’s sophomore album, The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, was released.
1977: David Bowie and Bing Crosby recorded their duet version of “The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth.” The song appeared on Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas album.
1985: Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) achieved hit number 4,192 to break the record long held by Ty Cobb.
1987: Prince’s Paisley Park Studios officially opened.
1997: John Lee Hooker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998: Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sent a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.
2001: Four airliners were hijacked and were intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit NYC’s World Trade Center, which collapsed shortly after. One airliner hit the Pentagon in Arlington. Another airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people were killed.
1935: Arvo Part
1943: Mickey Hart
1945: Leo Kottke
1951: Amy Madigan
1952: Tommy Shaw
1967: Harry Connick, Jr.
1987: Peter Tosh
2007: Willie Tee
2009: Jim Carroll
2014: Bob Crewe