Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th

1776: British-American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop the Revolutionary War... but succeeds in keeping excessive hair gel usage from spreading beyond the island's shores.

1972: The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system has its opening day of passenger service. Protests begin immediately.

1997: NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars. Since then, it's been relentlessly searching the surface for signs of life... and new funding.


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