September 11th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
September 11th History Highlights
911 Terrorist Attacks
Terrorists crashed two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third aircraft was crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth plane crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Ben Sliney, the man that ordered all commercial planes to be grounded on 9/11, did so on his first day on the job.
Earlier, actor James Woods observed and reported suspicious behavior from four passengers, with no apparent luggage, casing the plane. Six weeks later, these same passengers carried out the 9/11 attacks. The FBI received Woods’ FAA report on the evening of September 11.
September 11th is…
Hot Cross Bun Day
Make Your Bed Day
National Day of Service
September 11th Birthday Quotes
“To truly live a creative life means that you will need to experiment in as many different fields as possible.”
“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.”
“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.”
“They don’t make you what you are, you do. You are what you choose to be.”
“The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting.”
September 11th Birthdays
1862 – O. Henry, American short story writer (died in 1910)
1885 – D.H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (died in 1930)
1924 – Tom Landry, American football player and coach (died in 2000)
1930 – Jean-Claude Forest, French comic book author, and illustrator: created Barbarella (died in 1998)
1940 – Brian De Palma, American director
1942 – Lola Falana, American actress, singer, and dancer
1961 – Elizabeth “E.G.’ Daily, American actress, and voice actress
1961 – Virginia Madsen, American actress
1962 – Kristy McNichol, American actress
1965 – Moby, American musician and DJ
1967 – Harry Connick Jr., American singer-songwriter, pianist and actor
1979 – Steve Hofstetter, American comedian
1987 – Tyler Hoechlin, American actor
1991 – Kygo, Norwegian DJ
September 11th History
1903 – The first race at the Milwaukee Mile, the oldest major speedway in the world, in West Allis, Wisconsin was held.
1950 – Dick Tracy debuted on ABC.
1954 – The Miss America contest was aired for the first time on television, hosted by Bob Russell. Lee Meriwether was crowned Miss America 1955.
1959 – Congress passed a bill authorizing food stamps for Americans in need.
1961 – World Wildlife Fund was founded.
1962 – The Beatles recorded their first single Love Me Do.
1966 – The Rolling Stones made another appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
1971 – #1 Hit September 11, 1971 – October 1, 1971: Donny Osmond – Go Away Little Girl
1976 – #1 Hit September 11, 1976 – September 17, 1976: KC and the Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
September 11, 1977 – Atari 2600 released, Video Game Console
1982 – #1 Hit September 11, 1982 – October 1, 1982: Chicago – Hard to Say I’m Sorry
1993 – #1 Hit September 11, 1993 – November 5, 1993: Mariah Carey – Dreamlover
1995 – Sailor Moon made its debut in the US for the first time
2004 – #1 Hit September 11, 2004 – October 29, 2004: Ciara featuring Petey Pablo – Goodies
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
When Horace and Daeida Wilcox founded Hollywood in 1887, they hoped it would become a religious community.
We know more about dead people who made history than we do living people changing it now. #historylives
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” – Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride #moviequotes
A couple of tiny pieces of tape are stopping the gravity of a 5.972 sextillion ton rock from pulling down my poster.
“My name’s Blurry Face and I care what you think,” #songlyrics
Brigitte Bardot – Real Name: Camille Javal
Teddy Roosevelt gave us the phrase ‘speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far’ in 1900.
A group of Caterpillars is called an Army.
“A poor excuse is better than none at all.” – Pappy
“96” = platonic friends sharing a bed.
Why did Gotham put a nice theater right next to a place called Crime Alley?
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