September 9

1776 – Congress renames the nation “United States of America”

1942 – Japanese bomb U.S. mainland

1956 – Elvis Presley makes first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

September 10

1897 – First drunk driving arrest

1977 – Last person is executed by guillotine

2008 – CERN Large Hadron Collider is powered up

September 11

1851 – The Christiana Riot

1885 – English writer D.H. Lawrence is born

2001 – World Trade Center attacked by terrorists

September 12

1910 – First woman police officer with arrest powers

1940 – Lascaux cave paintings discovered

September 13

1916 – Children’s author Roald Dahl is born

1993 – Israel-Palestine peace accord signed

September 14

1814 – Key pens Star-Spangled Banner

1964 – John Steinbeck wins the Medal of Freedom

1975 – First American canonized as saint – Elizabeth Ann Seton, namesake of Seton Hall

September 15

1890 – Agatha Christie is born

1954 – Famous Marilyn Monroe “skirt” scene filmed

1963 – Four African-American schoolgirls killed in Birmingham



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