Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, September 11th – Four U.S. passenger airliners are hijacked in 2007 and flown in coordinated terrorist attack, two into World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon. The fourth airliner, also headed toward Washington D.C., is crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the cockpit and overtake the hijackers.
Tuesday, September 12th – The Lascaux Caves in France, with their prehistoric wall paintings, are discovered, 1940.
Wednesday, September 13th – The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first U.S. federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789.
Thursday, September 14th – In 1960, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia form the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC.
Friday, September 15th – Alaska Proud: the parcel post zone system was established in Alaska, 1948.
Saturday, September 16th – The pilgrims sail from England on the Mayflower, 1620.