Monday, September 11

Other September 11ths

  • 1847 - "Oh! Susannah" first performed
  • 1906 - Gandhi starts Non-Violence Movement
  • 1921 - Fatty Arbuckle arrested for rape
  • 1962 - The Beatles record "Love Me Do"
  • 1977 - Ludacris born
  • 1981 - "The Pee-Wee Herman Show" airs on HBO
  • 2003 - John Ritter dies


Blogger Gordon said...

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Another 11th September anniversay is the over throw of elected President Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973. Thousands of trade unionists and leftists were killed after the CIA backed coup, which was followed by the Chicago boys using the country for their free market economic experiments.

Wikipedia notes

'In a 2003 interview on the U.S. Black Entertainment Television network, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell was asked about why the United States saw itself as the "moral superior" in the Iraq conflict, citing the Chilean coup as an example of U.S. intervention that went against the wishes of the local population. Powell responded: "With respect to your earlier comments about Chile in the 1970s and what happened with Mr. Allende, it is not a part of American history that we're proud of.

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