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 - Augusto Pinochet
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Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile via Wikimedia Commons

1973: A coup in Chile headed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet (pictured) topples the democratically elected President Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercised dictatorial power until defeated in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.


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