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Daily Calendar for Saturday, September 11, 2021

Born

  • O. Henry (writer)
  • Lord Byng of Vimy (Canadian Governor General 1921-1926)
  • D.H. Lawrence (author)
  • Brian DePalma (director)
  • Moby (musician)
  • Harry Connick, Jr. (musician)
  • Ariana Richards (actress)
  • Jacoby Ellsbury (baseball player)
  • Tyler Hoechlin (actor)

Died

  • Jessica Tandy (actress)
  • Kim Hunter (actress)
  • Johnny Unitas (football player)
  • John Ritter (actor)

Events

  • Hawaii’s first theater opened
  • Dr. Charles Hufnagel successfully replaced a diseased aorta valve with an artificial valve made of plastic
  • First live TV broadcast of Miss America pageant
  • The Ford Pinto was introduced
  • The U.S. spacecraft International Cometary Explorer (ICE) passed through the tail of its first comet (Giacobini-Zinner) and transmitted the first pictures of the nucleus
  • Terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon killed thousands

Weather

  • Before recovering from Hurricane Carol, New England was hit by Hurricane Edna, which brought winds of 74 mph to Boston and 120 mph to Martha’s Vineyard, and 8 inches of rain to Portland, Maine
  • The Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau, were visited by Hurricane Iniki, which caused more than $1.3 billion in damages
  • The Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner was struck by a rogue wave estimated to have been 90 feet high. The wave was created by Hurricane Luis, located about 120 nautical miles northwest of the ship

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