Lest We Forget

by mitch on September 5, 2008

MarineVille always do the cutest e-mailouts, so I’m leaving this in their words (and punctuation!)…

Yes! This September 11 Marineville and Holiday with Friends reclaim the day from such horrible tragedies as … the birth of Moby! He may think he’s a smartypants but he’s not as clever as these post art school hipster pop/rockers!!! Come see for yourself!!!
MarineVille / Holiday with Friends
Bar Bodega
Thursday Sept 11
$5, 9pm

PS: After the gig has ended we will be observing approximately 8 hours silence in memory of these Sept 11 events (after the jump):
* 9 – Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends.
* 506 – The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
* 1185 – Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt which deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.
* 1226 – The Roman Catholic practice of perpetual adoration begins.
* 1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots led by William Wallace defeat the English.
* 1390 – Lithuanian Civil War (1389–1392): the Teutonic Knights started a five-week siege of Vilnius
* 1541 – Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, lead by Michimalonko.
* 1609 – Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain’s Moriscos.
* 1609 – Henry Hudson comes across Manhattan Island and the natives living there.
* 1649 – Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell’s English Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.
* 1683 – John III Sobieski of Poland arrives on Kahlen Hill, leading to the Battle of Vienna the next day.[1]
* 1697 – Battle of Zenta
* 1708 – Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the battle of Poltava, and the Swedish empire is no longer a major power.
* 1709 – Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria fight against France.
* 1714 – Barcelona surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.
* 1773 – The Public Advertiser publishes a satirical essay titled Rules By Which A Great Empire May Be Reduced To A Small One, which is written by Benjamin Franklin.
* 1776 – British-American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolution.
* 1777 – Battle of Brandywine – Major American Revolutionary war victory for British in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
* 1786 – The Beginning of the Annapolis Convention.
* 1789 – Alexander Hamilton is appointed as first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
* 1792 – Hope Diamond is stolen along with other crown jewels when six men broke into the house used to store the jewels.
* 1802 – France annexed the Kingdom of Piedmont.
* 1814 – The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the War of 1812.
* 1847 – Stephen Foster’s most well-known song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
* 1857 – The Mountain Meadows Massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
* 1888 – Death of the Argentine politician Domingo Sarmiento, after whom the Latin American Teacher’s Day was chosen.
* 1891 – The Jewish Colonization Association is established by Baron Maurice de Hirsch.
* 1893 – First World Parliament of Religions conference held.
* 1897 – After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.
* 1903 – First race is held at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
* 1906 – Mahatma Gandhi coins the term Satyagraha to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.
* 1914 – Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent there.
* 1915 – The Pennsylvania Railroad begins electrified commuter rail service between Paoli and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, using overhead AC trolley wires for power.
* 1916 – The Quebec Bridge’s central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge initially collapsed in toto on August 29, 1907.
* 1919 – U.S. Marines invade Honduras.
* 1921 – Nahalal, the first moshav in Israel, is settled.
* 1922 – The British Mandate of Palestine begins.
* 1922 – The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
* 1926 – An assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails.
* 1931 – Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Charles Luciano’s hitmen.
* 1932 – Franciszek ?wirko and Stanis?aw Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, killed in a plane crash as their RWD 6 crashed into the ground during a storm.
* 1940 – George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
* 1940 – World War II: Buckingham Palace is damaged during a German air raid.
* 1941 – Ground broken for the construction of The Pentagon.
* 1941 – World War II: U.S. Navy ordered to attack German U-boats.
* 1941 – Charles Lindberg’s Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and FDR’s administration of pressing for war with Germany.
* 1943 – World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija.
* 1943 – World War II: start of the liquidation of the Ghettos in Minsk and Lida by the Nazis.
* 1944 – World War II: the first allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Nazi Germany.
* 1944 – World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.
* 1945 – World War II: Liberation of the Japanese-run POW and civilian internee camp at Batu Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak on the island of Borneo by Australian 9th Division forces. Over 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, were due to be executed on September 15.
* 1955 – Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple.
* 1956 – People to People International is founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
* 1960 – Young Americans for Freedom meeting at home of William F. Buckley, Jr. promulgates the Sharon Statement.
* 1961 – Formation of the World Wildlife Fund.
* 1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest storm ever to hit the state.
* 1965 – The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.
* 1968 – Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.
* 1970 – 88 of the hostages from the Dawson’s Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews or Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
* 1971 – The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.
* 1973 – A CIA backed coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected President Salvador Allende. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years.
* 1974 – Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
* 1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Begin of Israel met at Camp David and agreed on a framework for peace between Israel and Egypt and a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
* 1980 – Voters approve the present Constitution of Chile.
* 1981 – A small plane crashes into the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino damaging it beyond repair.
* 1982 – The international forces, which were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel’s 1982 Invasion of Lebanon, left Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees were massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.
* 1987 – Dan Rather walks off the set of the CBS Evening News over disapproval of the handling of a major event being interrupted and postponed by a sports program, leaving six minutes of dead air.
* 1989 – The iron curtain opens between the communist Hungary and Austria. From Hungary thousands of East Germans throng to Austria and West Germany.
* 1990 – U.S. President George H. W. Bush delivers a nationally televised speech in which he threatens the use of force to remove Iraqi soldiers from Kuwait, which Iraq had recently invaded. He mentions the term “New World Order” in this speech for the first time, which is also named “Towards a New World Order”.(full text of the speech)
* 1992 – Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history , devastates the State of Hawaii, especially the islands of Kauai and Oahu.
* 1994 – Frank Eugene Corder steals a Cessna plane, intending to crash it into the White House.
* 1996 – Union Pacific Railroad purchases Southern Pacific Railroad.
* 1997 – NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.
* 1997 – After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.
* 1998 – Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.
* 1998 – Opening ceremony for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia was the first Asian country to host the games.
* 2000 – Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
* 2001 – Coordinated attacks result in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, destruction of the western portion of The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and an unplanned passenger airliner crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, which happened after airplane passengers fought back on the plane. In total, 2,974 people are killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
* 2003 – Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh dies after being assaulted and fatally wounded on September 10.
* 2003 – The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety enters into effect.
* 2004 – All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).
* 2005 – The State of Israel completes its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip.
* 2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

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