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This Day in History for September 14 – Roosevelt Takes Office and More

1901 – US President William McKinley dies after a September 6 assassination attempt and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt (More info)

1927 – Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan is killed in a bizarre accident when the enormous silk scarf around her neck gets tangled in the rear hubcaps of her moving car (More info)

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Vince Musi, The White House
Vince Musi, The White House
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This Day in History for September 13 – Oslo Accords Signed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1814 – Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ (More info)

1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (More info)

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This Day in History for September 12 – JFK Marries Jackie and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1940 – Ancient cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France (More info)

1953 – Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (More info)

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The First ‘Daily Show’ After 9/11 – Watch the Entire Episode [VIDEO]

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 nears, several outstanding examples of how TV dealt with the tragedy come to mind, including David Letterman’s first broadcast after the attacks and Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ But perhaps none was more powerful than the first post-9/11 ‘Daily Show With Jon Stewart‘ and Comedy Central is streaming the entire episode free on their site.

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9/11/11…The 10 Year Anniversary of a U.S. Tragedy.

Well, I'm sure that we're all aware by now that the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 is this Sunday.  I've heard it on the radio, seen it in the paper and watched on the TV.  It brings back that day crystal clear to me.

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Anthony Correia, Getty Images
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A Look Back at Iconic Images of 9/11/01 [PHOTOS]

The images that emerged in the hours and weeks following the September 11 terrorist attacks have been imprinted in many of our minds. With the 10-year anniversary of the attacks, we take a look back at some of the more iconic pictures from the attacks.

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This Day in History for September 10 – Last Guillotine Execution and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1608 – John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia (More info)

1897 – A London man is arrested for drunk driving, making him the first person apprehended for the crime (More info)

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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10 Years Later: Songs About 9/11 [VIDEOS]

After the terrorist attacks 10 years ago on September 11, the country and world came together to grieve, comfort and find hope. After the collapse of the Twin Towers, artists turned to music to express the array of emotions provoked by the attacks

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basykes, Flickr
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This Day in History for September 9 – California Gains Statehood and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The Second Continental Congress changes the name of the nation from the United Colonies to the United States of America (More info)

1850 – California is admitted as the 31st US state, bypassing the usual waiting period of being a territory first (More info)

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This Day in History for September 8 – Ford Pardons Nixon and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1504 – Michelangelo’s ‘David’ is unveiled in Florence, Italy (More info)

1966 – The first ‘Star Trek’ series premieres on NBC (More info)

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This Day in History for September 7 – US Dubbed ‘Uncle Sam’ and More

1813 – The United States federal government gets its nickname, Uncle Sam (More info)

1921 – The first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

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This Day in History for September 6 – Ripken Breaks Record and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Spain, thus becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the globe (More info)

1901 – Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York (More info)

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