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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 11th

    Patriot Day



    in 1297, Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace defeats the English

    in 1777, US Revolutionary War: Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British

    in 1792, The Hope Diamond is stolen with other crown jewels when six men break into a house used to store the jewels.

    in 1852, Olympia's "The Columbian" is the 1st newspaper to be published north of Columbia River

    in 1857, Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah

    in 1926, Spain leaves the League of Nations due to Germany being allowed to join

    in 1931, The Mafia "Boss of Bosses" Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Charles "Lucky" Luciano's hitmen.

    in 1941, Construction of the Pentagon begins

    in 1944, WWII: US 5th Armored Division is 1st allied force to enter Nazi-Germany

    in 1950, "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts

    in 2001, The United States is attacked by Mulim Terrorists: Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crashes into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people; Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people; Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board

    2012, The U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, four Americans are murdered including the U.S. Ambassador

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 12th

    in 1814, War of 1812: Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore

    in 1818, gun designer Dr. Richard Gatling is born

    in 1848, Christian Sharps is issued a patent for his rifle design

    in 1862, US Civil War: Battle of Harpers Ferry, VA

    in 1910, World's 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (LAPD)

    in 1918, WWI: US forces launch an attack on German-occupied St Mihiel

    in 1940, 49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant in Kenvil, NJ, explodes

    in 1941, WWII: The US Navy captures their 1st German ship

    in 1942, WWII: Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal

    in 1959, "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV

    in 1976, The Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)

    in 1983, Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million

    in 2001, Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 13th

    Uncle Sam Day

    in 1788, NY City becomes 1st capital of US

    in 1847, Mexican-American War: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City

    in 1860, General John J Pershing is born

    in 1861, US Civil War: 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla

    in 1942, WWII: German forces attack Stalingrad

    in 1944, WWII: US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Siegfried line/Westwall

    in 1974, 1st broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC-TV

    in 1978, 1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet


    In 1996, Lesane Parish Crooks, aka Tupac Shakur, died from four gun shot woulds he received on Sept. 7th in Las Vegas Nevada

    in 2001, Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    in 2004, The 1994 Assault Weapon Ban ends

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 16th

    in 1630, Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes name to Boston

    in 1810, Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule, Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event

    in 1862, US Civil War: General Bragg's army surrounds 4,000 Union Soldiers at Munfordville, KY

    in 1864, US Civil War: Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)

    in 1908, Carriage-maker, William Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan

    in 1941, WWII: German armored troops surround Kiev Ukraine; Hitler orders for every dead German 100 Yugoslavians to be killed

    in 1974, President Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters

    in 1984, "Miami Vice" premieres on TV

    in 2013, 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington DC

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 17th

    U.S. Constitution Day

    in 642, Arabs conquer Alexandria and destroy the famous Alexandria Library

    in 1394, Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI

    in 1776, The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.

    in 1787, The U.S. Constitution is adopted by The Philadelphia Convention

    in 1849, Harriet Tubman, escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers for the 1st time

    in 1862, US Civil War: Union forces hurled back a Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War Battle of Antietam. During the battle, 23,100 were killed, wounded or captured, making it the bloodiest day in United States military history; The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war, 78 workers killed.

    in 1900, The Commonwealth of Australia is proclaimed; Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.

    in 1916, WWI: Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.

    in 1939, WWII: German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die

    in 1943, WWII: Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station in Virginia

    in 1944, WWII: Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands at Arnhem, Netherlands

    in 1962, NASA officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts

    in 1967, "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV

    in 1972, "M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 18th

    in 1502, Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage

    in 1679, New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony

    in 1793, US President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol building

    in 1864, US Civil War: Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign)

    in 1914, WWI: Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French

    in 1940, WWII: 19 German aircraft shot down above England

    in 1947, The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces.

    in 1997, Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN

    in 2001, First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 19th

    National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    in 1559, 5 Spanish ships sink in a storm off Tampa, Florida, about 600 die

    in 1676, Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Virginia on fire

    in 1777, US Revolutionary War: Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga

    in 1796, President George Washington gives his farewell address (before leaving office)

    in 1862, US Civil War: Battle at Blackford's Ford Virginia; Battle at Iuka Mississippi (1,700 casualties)

    in 1870, Siege of Paris by Prussian (German) Forces begins

    in 1934, Bruno Haptmann is arrested for kidnapping the Lindbergh baby

    in 1939, WWII: British Expeditionary Force reaches France

    in 1940, Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.

    in 1941, WWII: German army conquerors Kiev

    in 1944, Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War).

    in 1959, Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland

    in 1995, The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 20th

    In 451, Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plainsat (Chalons-sur-Marne, France), halting Hun invasion of Roman Gaul


    In 1519, Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets off on the 1st successful circumnavigation of the globe (Magellan killed on route)


    In 1565, Spaniards capture Fort Caroline, Florida & massacre the French


    In 1596, Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain (California)


    In 1777, U.S. Revolutionary War: Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacks American Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. The British gave no quarter and the engagement became known as the "Paoli Massacre"


    In 1797, US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) launched in Boston


    In 1814, "Star Spangled Banner" published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott Key, tune by John Stafford Smith


    In 1854, Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians


    In 1863, U.S. Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga Tenn, ends


    In 1870, Capture of Rome by Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II unifies Italy and ends 1,116 year reign of Papal States


    In 1870, New York Democrat Mayor William “Boss” Tweed accused of robbing NY treasury


    In 1891, The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.


    In 1926, Gangster Bugs Moran attempts to assassinate fellow mob boss Al Capone in a drive-by shooting, but fails


    In 1962, Democrat Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett refuses to admit an African-American, James Meredith, to Mississippi University


    In 9184, Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23


    In 1990, Germany is reunified when both East and West Germany ratify reunification


    In 2001, In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 21st



    In 1776, U.S. Revolutionary War: Patriot Nathan Hale was captured while sailing Long Island Sound en route to American-controlled territory. He was executed the next day for spying.


    In, 1779, U.S. Revolutionary War: Bernardo de Galvez, with the aide of American troops and volunteers, captured the British garrison at Baton Rouge. Galvez was the governor of Louisiana and a Spanish military officer.


    In 1917, WWI: Austria-Hungary and Germany made separate replies to the proposal issued by Pope Benedict XV that called for an immediate armistice between the Allied and Central Powers.


    In 1922, US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

    In 1942, WWII: The U.S. B-29 Superfortress made its debut flight in Seattle, WA. It was the largest bomber used during World War II. The plane made its bomging-run debut on June 5, 1944.


    In 1976, Orlando Letelier, former foreign minister for President Salvador Allende of Chili, was killed by a car bomb in Washington, D.C.


    In 1991, Richard L. Worthington finally freed his nine hostages at the end of 18 hours in Sandy, UT. Worthington had killed a nurse before seizing control of a hospital maternity ward.


    In 2013, al-Shabaab Islamic militants attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. They killed at least 62 civilians and wounded over 170.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    September 23rd

    in 1561, King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida

    in 1642, Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement

    in 1692, Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 20 hanged overall during Salem witch trials

    in 1789, British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point

    in 1792, French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French king of his powers

    in 1806, Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest

    in 1863, US Civil War: Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins

    in 1941, The first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz. concentration camp

    in 1942, The 'Manhattan Project' commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim - to deliver an atomic bomb.

    in 1997, Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (264)

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