Have You Heard, and most everyone does, it was 14 years ago today (9/11/2001) that Al-Qaeda terrorists killed nearly 3,000 innocent Americans in the “Attack on America.”
In connection with that infamous day, today (9/11) is also “Patriot Day” and “Remember Freedom Day” in our country.
The Pentagon was among the places the terrorists hit. Ground was broken on the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense 74 years ago today. The 9/11 attack on the Pentagon killed 184 innocent people and came exactly 60 years after construction began.
On September 11, 2012, terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
41 years ago today, Eastern Airlines flight 212 crashed on approach to the Charlotte airport. The flight originated in Charleston. 72 people died, including the father and two brothers of late night talk show host Stephen Colbert. Ten people survived the crash, which was blamed on pilot error.
On a much lighter note, Pete Rose became Major League Baseball’s all-time hit leader when he got his 4,192nd base hit 30 years ago today. Rose finished his career with 4,256 hits.
Two of the greatest football coaches of all time were born on September 11. Bear Bryant in 1913 and Tom Landry in 1924. Landry died at the age of 75; Bryant at the age of 69.
And one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, Johnny Unitas, died 13 years ago today. Like Bryant, he was 69.
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