A day in the life…

Every date throughout the year has some significance – from historical moments to celebrity news to sports trivia. Read below to find out what important events occurred on September 11
throughout history:

In 1792, the Hope Diamond was stolen along with other crown jewels of the French monarchy during a weeklong looting of the government.

In 1906, Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi had his first peaceful protest in South Africa, kicking off his nonviolence movement.

In 1918, the Boston Red Sox with Babe Ruth won the World Series. They would not win again until 86 years later on October 27, 2004.

In 1941, ground was broken for the construction of The Pentagon right outside Washington, D.C.

In 1962, the Beatles finished recording their debut single, “Love Me Do.” Almost two years later, the song hits no. 1 on the U.S. charts.

In 1977, Chris Bridges, later known as popular rapper Ludacris, was born.

In 1989, the Iron Curtain opened between Communist countries Hungary and Austria, and thousands of East Germans poured into Austria and West Germany.

In 1999, 17-year-old Serena Williams won her first Grand Slam tennis tournament when she became U.S. Open champion, becoming the first African American woman to win this since 1958.

And at GW … in 2001, University administrators canceled classes midway through the day after it was reported an airplane was flown into the nearby Pentagon by terrorists.

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