Today in History for September 2001

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 24 of 24

6th - 18th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani win
7th - The US Federal Trade Commission approves Chevron's bid to buy Texaco
9th - Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan.
9th - 121st Men's U.S. Open: Lleyton Hewitt beats Pete Sampras (7-6, 6-1, 6-1)
9th - 121st Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Serena Williams (6-2, 6-4)
11th - Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and death of 2,752 people
11th - Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
11th - Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard
UA Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center while the north tower burnsUA Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center while the north tower burns

12th - Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
12th - Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry leaving 10000 people unemployed.
13th - Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
13th - Relative calm returns to world oil markets as US retail gasoline prices return to normal levels; energy trading by Houston energy companies resumes and limited commercial aviation starts
14th - Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
15th - 26th Toronto International Film Festival: "Amelie" directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet wins the People's Choice Award
Sportscaster Jack BuckSportscaster Jack Buck 17th - Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks
17th - Major trading markets in the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), reopen for the first time since September 11
18th - First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
20th - In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".
21st - Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
21st - University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
43rd US President George W. Bush43rd US President George W. Bush 21st - AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
24th - Crude oil and petroleum products futures fall to their lowest levels in nearly two years amid fears that a recession will reduce energy demand
27th - At its two-day meeting in Vienna, OPEC decides to keep its production quotas unchanged at 23.2 million barrels per day, despite crude oil being at its lowest price levels since 1999
29th - The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

1st - "The Accidental Tourist" actress Geena Davis (45) weds Iranian American plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Jarrahy
1st - "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Nicholas Brendon (30) weds Tressa Di Figlia in Carlsbad
Actress Anne HecheActress Anne Heche (1st) 1st - "Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California
1st - Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) marries for second time fashion designer Kai Millard Morris
29th - Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (32) weds dancer/choreographer Cris Judd (32) in Calabasas, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 40 of 40

1st - Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
2nd - Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
2nd - Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)
3rd - Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
3rd - Thuy Trang, American actress (b. 1973)
4th - Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
5th - Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian UN statistician (b. 1912)
5th - Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (b. 1914)
6th - Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
7th - Spede Pasanen, Finnish television personality (b. 1930)
7th - Billie Lou Watt, American actress (b. 1924)
9th - Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader (b. 1953)
10th - DJ Uncle Al (b.1969)
11th - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
11th - Marwan Al-Shehhi, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1978)
11th - David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)
11th - Mohamed Atta, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1968)
11th - Garnet Bailey, Canadian hockey player and scout (b. 1948)
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd BeamerPassenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer (11th) 11th - Todd Beamer, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1968)
11th - Berry Berenson, widow of Anthony Perkins (b. 1948)
11th - Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)
11th - Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
11th - Peter J. Ganci, Jr., Chief of Department, FDNY (b. 1946)
11th - Hani Hanjour, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1972)
11th - Ziad Jarrah, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1975)
11th - Father Mychal F. Judge, Chaplain, FDNY (b. 1933)
11th - Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
11th - John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
11th - John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
11th - Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
11th - Daniel M. Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
12th - Victor Wong, Chinese-American actor (b. 1927)
13th - Dorothy McGuire, American actress, dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85
14th - Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (b. 1931)
16th - Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
17th - Lou Dog, Sublime mascot.
18th - Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
22nd - Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
23rd - Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van ThieuVietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu (29th) 29th - Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)

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