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 - Hope Diamond
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1792: The French Blue diamond, which would eventually become the Hope Diamond, is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them during the early days of the French Revolution. The diamond disappeared and didn't resurface until the 1810s, by then recut into the Hope Diamond.


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