September is a month rich in history. More than any other month, September marks a very important anniversary for the United States. Read “A Little September History” and be up to date with the historical events of this month.
September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrenders V-J Day.
September 5, 1775, the first Continental Congress met in Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia.
September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was assassinated.
September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. played 2,131 consecutive games breaking Lou Gehrig’s iron man record.
September 8, 1974, President Ford pardons Richard Nixon for any crimes related to Watergate.
September 11, 2001, the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history occurred as four hijacked passenger planes and killed nearly 3,000 persons. We Will Never Forget!
September 24, 1969, the trial of the “Chicago Seven” begins.
September 29, 1982, the first death occurred from a Tylenol capsule laced with potassium cyanide in Chicago, Illinois.