What do the Titanic, Atlanta, and President Gerald Ford all have in common? They’re all significant parts of September History! Read through our September History article to learn more about this month.
September 1, 1985 Dr. Robert Ballard found the wreck of the Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland.
September 2, 1864 General William T. Sherman and his army, captured Atlanta. “Atlanta is ours, and fairly won,” was telegraphed to President Lincoln.
September 3, 1886 The last major U.S.-Indian war came to an end with the capture of Geronimo by General Nelson A. Miles. Geronimo died of natural causes at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1909.
September 5, 1975 President Gerald Ford survives the first of two September assassination attempts in California.
September 11, 2001 – The worst terrorist attack in U.S. history occurred as four passenger jets were hijacked by Mideast terrorists killing nearly 3,000 persons.
American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 both had departed Boston for Los Angeles. Both jets were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center.
American Airlines Flight 77 Dulles for Los Angeles. Flight 77 was flown into the Pentagon.
United Airlines Flight 93 departed from Newark for San Francisco. Flight 93 headed toward Washington. It crashed in a field in Pennsylvania during an attempted takeover by the passengers.
We Will Never Forget!