3 Things About Today - Sept. 11, 2019
  1. On this day in 2001, the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked by terrorist militants using four hijacked commercial aircraft. The tragedy is one that is commemorated each year with remembrances of the victims, the heroes and the survivors. Two planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center and, a third plane hit the Pentagon and a fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, according to History.com. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the attacks, triggering initiatives to combat terrorism. Never forget.
  2. This day in 1973 marked the over-throwing of Chile’s socialist government by General Augusto Pinochet. At the time of the coup d’état, Chile was led by President Salvador Allende. During the reign of his dictatorship, tens of thousands of opponents were tortured, according to Britannica.
  3. Home run! On this day in 1985, Major League Baseball player Pete Rose, made his record-breaking hit while playing with the Cincinnati Reds. He would retire the following year with a career total of 4,256 hits, according to Britannica.
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