Wednesday, September 08, 2010

September 11th

1609: Mariner Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and is surprised when the indigenous people there charge him three times the usual docking fees.

1776: The British-American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop the American Revolutionary War, but both sides do find some good diners and a mall.

1972: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in San Francisco, California begins regular serviceā€¦ mostly serving irregular people.


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