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It happened on a… September 11

2022

Carlos Alcaraz, 19, of Spain, wins the US Open tennis final on September 11. This is his first Grand Slam title. He becomes the youngest world number 1 since the creation of the ATP ranking in 1973.

2017

One million march on this state’s national day in Barcelona in support of independence for Catalonia

2001

In the U.S., four airliners were hijacked and were intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit the World Trade Center, which collapsed shortly after, in New York City, NY. One airliner hit the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Another airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people were killed.

1985

Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) achieved hit number 4,192 to break the record held by Ty Cobb.

1984

Pope John Paul II arrives in Montreal; visits St-Joseph Oratory, beatifies Marie-Léonie Paradis; celebrates mass at Olympic Stadium before 65,000 people, then in the evening at Jarry Park.

1974

“Little House On The Prairie” made its television debut.

1972

XX Summer Olympic Games close in Munich, German.

1970

The Ford Pinto is introduced.

1965

Beatles’ “Help!,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks.

1942

Enid Blyton publishes “Five on a Treasure Island” first of her “Famous Five” children’s novels, start of one of the best-selling children’s series ever with over 100 million sold.

1916

Centre span of the second Quebec Bridge collapses, killing 13 workers; had been rebuilt in 1907.

1909

German astronomer Max Wolf rediscovers Halley’s comet.

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