Here are the highlights of September 11th in history:

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1609 Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan island

1919 US marines invade Honduras

1922 British mandate of Palestine begins

1936 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam

1971 Nikita Khruschev dies of a heart attack at 77

1973 Chile's President, Salvador Allende, deposed in a military coup

1986 Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded