ON THIS DAY: September 11, 2016

September 11th is


Hug Your Hound Day *

Libraries Remember Day *

National Day of
Service and Remembrance *

Make Your Bed Day

No News is Good News Day


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Rastafarian and Coptic New Year’s Day

Afghanistan,  Bahrain, Dijibouti, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya , Saudi Arabia and  United Arab Emirates – Arafat Day

international Flags

Eritrea – Keddus Johannes
(Geeze New Year)

Ethiopia  – Enkutatash (New Year)

Maldives – Hajj Day

Micronesia – Pohnpei Liberation Day

Pakistan – Quaid-e-Azam
(Jinnah’s Death)

Spain – Catalan:
National Day

Sudan – Cirban Bairam

United States – Patriot Day


On This Day in HISTORY

1297 – William Wallace’s Scottish forces defeat the English at Battle of Stirling Bridge


1609 – Henry Hudson’s fourth expedition, sponsored by the Dutch East India Company,  lands at Manhattan Island, then explores the river which is now named for him

1786 – The Annapolis Convention to revise the U.S. Articles of Confederation opens

1789 – U.S. President George Washington appoints Alexander Hamilton as first Secretary of the Treasury

1847 – Steven F. Foster’s “Oh! Susannah” is first performed publically in Pittsburgh PA

1850 – Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale” giver her first U.S. concert in New York

1875 – “Professor Tidwissel’s Burglar Alarm” appears in the New York Daily Graphic,  the first newspaper comic strip


1883 – James Cutler patents a mail chute, first used in Elwood Building of Rochester NY

1897 – Coal workers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio end a ten-week strike, after winning an eight-hour workday, semi-monthly paydays, and an end to company store monopolies

1910 – First commercially successful electric bus line opens in Hollywood, CA

1936 – FDR dedicates Boulder Dam (now called Hoover Dam) in Nevada by turning on the dam’s first hydroelectric generator


1941 – Groundbreaking ceremony for the Pentagon building

1952 – Dr. Charles Hufnagel replaces a diseased aorta valve with an artificial valve

1959 – U.S. Congress passes measure authorizing Food Stamps program

1967 – The Carol Burnett Show premieres on CBS-TV, and “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles is certified as a million seller

1977 – The Atari 2600 home video game console, with 9 game cartridges, debuts

1985 – The NASA-ESA International Cometary Explorer spacecraft passes through Giacobini-Zinner comet’s tail,  first on-the-spot sampling of a comet

1996 – David Bowie’s single “Telling Lies” is released on the Internet, the first time a major artist’s new single is released exclusively on the Internet

1997 – Scotland votes to create its own Parliament, after 290 years under English parliamentary rule

2001 – Ami Moore, the “Dog Whisperer of Chicago” starts “Hug Your Hound Day” * to remind us to cherish our devoted friends, and make America even more dog-friendly


2002 – 9-11 families and support groups launch “National Day of Service and Remembrance” a charitable service day honoring those who were lost and the responders who saved lives. Some U.S. libraries start “Libraries Remember Day,” * a tradition of staying open extra hours on each September 11 in remembrance of the attack on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001


  • 9-11 remembrance poster
  • International flags
  • William Wallace, artist uncredited
  • Professor Tidwissel’s Burglar Alarm – opening section of first cartoon 
  • FDR at 1936 Boulder Dam dedication
  • Ami Moore with dogs


About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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