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Notable Historical Events for September 11th

1988108th US Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64) in 4hrs 55 min - longest men's final in US Open history

197797th US Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (26 63 75 60)

1985Pete Rose of Cin Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record

1964George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

1941FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at on sight

1773Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"

1982Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY

1994114th US Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi beats Michael Stich (61 76 75)

1649Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists

198296th US Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats Hana Mandlikova (63 61)

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Notable Birthdays on September 11th

1917Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines President (1965-86)

1942Tom Dreesen, Harvey, Illinois, comedian (Tim Ried's partner)

1924Tom Landry, Mission Texas, NFL player (NY Giants)/coach (Dallas Cowboys)

1967Harry Connick Jr, New Orleans Louisiana, singer (We Are in Love)

1885David Herbert Lawrence (DH), Eastwood Nottinghamshire, poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover) (d. 1930)

1916Ed Sabol, Atlantic City New Jersey, American filmmaker (NFL Films)

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Notable Weddings on September 11th

1930Mystery writer Agatha Christie (39) weds archaeologist Max Mallowan (26)

1993Country singer Merle Haggard (56) weds fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane at his ranch near Redding, California

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Notable Deaths on September 11th

1956Billy Bishop, Canadian pilot in World War I (b. 1894)

2001Todd Beamer, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1968)

2002Johnny Unitas, American football player, dies of a heart attack at 69

1971Nikita Khrushchev, dies of a heart attack at 77

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