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Other events on Sept. 11

While the date will always be remembered for the events in 2001, other notable events have occurred on Sept. 11 throughout history:

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 8, 2002


While the date will always be remembered for the events in 2001, other notable events have occurred on Sept. 11 throughout history:

1789: Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first U.S. secretary of the treasury.

1814: An American fleet scored a victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.

1936: President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam), turning a key in Washington to signal the start of the dam's first hydroelectric generator in Nevada.

1962: The Beatles made their first record for EMI, Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You, at EMI studios in London.

1971: Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.

1972: The troubled Munich Summer Olympics ended.

1973: Chilean President Salvador Allende died in a military coup.

1992: Hurricane Iniki struck Hawaii, leaving at least five people dead and more than 10,000 homes damaged or destroyed. President Bush announced he was approving the sale of 72 F-15 jet fighters to Saudi Arabia.

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