**In 1779: American General Daniel Broadhead conducted a simultaneous attack on the Seneca Indians of the Alleghany Valley in Pennsylvania as Major General John Sullivan attacked the Iroquois of New York. These attacks were in retaliation for the indians' attacks on the peoples of the American frontier.Til Nex'Time....
**In 1862: Confederate forces hold off Union forces along South Mountain, Maryland, allowing General Lee to gather his forces farther west along Antitam Creek near Sharpsburg.
**In 1901: President McKinley dies of wounds received during an assassination attempt in Buffalo, N.Y., on September 6th. The president was shot twice while visiting the Pan-American Exposition. This death elevates Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency.
**In 1927: Dancer Isadora Duncan dies in Nice, France; strangled by an extra-long scarf that becomes entangled in a rear hubcap of the car she was driving.
**In 1944: 1st Marine Division lands on the South Pacific island of Peleliu as a part of Operation Stalemate, in preparation for General MacArthur's attack on the Philippine Islands. In just one week, over 4,000 Marine souls would be lost.
**In 1955: 'Little Richard'--long considered one of the 'inventors' of Rock 'n' Roll--records one of his many hits; 'Tutti-Fruitti' in a New Orleans recording studio.
**In 1965: ARVN (Army of the Republic of Viet Nam) forces conduct it's first parachute assault into Ben Cat, 20 miles north of Siagon.
**In 1968: Denny McClain (Detroit Tigers) wins his 30th game of the season; the first time since 1936 that a pitcher records 30 or more wins in a single season.
**In 1975: Elizabeth Seton becomes the first American saint when canonized by Pope Paul VI.
**In 1982: Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco dies of injuries sustained in a mountain auto accident. The Princess was 52. Grace Kelly gave up her acting career to marry Prince Rainier, III of Monaco (1923-2005) on April 19, 1956.
**In 1999: Millions are evacuated as Hurricane Floyd strikes the Florida coast as a Cat 4 hurricane. The Cape Fear region of North Carolina suffered the brunt of the storm.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This Day In History