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Calendar for September 11th, 2013

Patriot Day (United States)

By presidential proclamation, Patriot Day is observed in the United States on September 11, or 9/11, in memory of the thousands who lost their lives as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States that involved four hijacked planes. The observance also honors those who came to aid in the aftermath. Each year on Patriot Day, the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff. Citizens are asked to observe a moment of silence, usually at 8:46 a.m. EDT (when the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City), and are encouraged to devote the day and year to serving their neighbors and communities.


  • Born 1862: O. Henry (writer)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1885: D.H. Lawrence (author)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Brian DePalma (director)

  • 1950s

  • 1952: Dr. Charles Hufnagel successfully replaced a diseased aorta valve with an artificial valve made of plastic

  • 1954: First live TV broadcast of Miss America pageant

  • 1960s

  • Born 1965: Moby (musician)

  • Born 1967: Harry Connick, Jr. (musician)

  • 1970s

  • 1970: The Ford Pinto was introduced

  • Born 1979: Ariana Richards (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1983: Jacoby Ellsbury (baseball player)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Jessica Tandy (actress)

  • 2000s

  • 2001: Terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon killed thousands

  • Died 2002: Kim Hunter (actress)

  • Died 2002: Johnny Unitas (football player)

  • Died 2003: John Ritter (actor)

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