On this day: September 11

POSTED: 09:06 PM PDT Sep 10, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 10, 2016 

The Beatles record their first single, Pete Rose becomes baseball's all-time hits leader, Kenneth Starr releases his report, and terrorists strike America, all on this day.

OTD September 11 - Johnny Unitas
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2002: Former NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas, who won a Super Bowl and two NFL championships in a 18-year career, dies of a heart attack in Timonium, Maryland, at age 69. Unitas, who's seen here signing an autograph in 1964, was the National Football League's MVP in 1959, 1964 and 1967, the first quarterback to throw for 40,000 career yards, the first to throw 30 touchdowns in a season and still holds the record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games.


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