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Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached the Miami area.
September, 1999
Photo: Tim Chapman

Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached the Miami area.

September, 1999

Photo: Tim Chapman

World Trade Center, New York City
September 11, 2001
Photo: David Surowiecki

World Trade Center, New York City

September 11, 2001

Photo: David Surowiecki

September 11, 1777: The Battle of Brandywine, also known as the Battle of Brandywine Creek, is fought between the American army of General George Washington and the British army of General Sir William Howe. The British defeated the Americans and forced them to withdraw toward the American capital of Philadelphia. The engagement occurred near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania during Howe’s campaign to take Philadelphia, part of the American Revolutionary War.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brandywine
Image: “Nation Makers” by Howard Pyle depicts a scene from the battle. (Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA)

September 11, 1777: The Battle of Brandywine, also known as the Battle of Brandywine Creek, is fought between the American army of General George Washington and the British army of General Sir William Howe. The British defeated the Americans and forced them to withdraw toward the American capital of Philadelphia. The engagement occurred near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania during Howe’s campaign to take Philadelphia, part of the American Revolutionary War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brandywine

Image: “Nation Makers” by Howard Pyle depicts a scene from the battle. (Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA)

September 10, 1971: Italian-born television and film actress Pier Angeli dies of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 39.
Angeli appeared in 35 films and won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer-Female, for her role in Teresa (1952). She was romantically linked with Kirk Douglas and James Dean before marrying singer Vic Damone in 1954. Their marriage ended in divorce, followed by highly publicized court battles for the custody of their one son, Perry Farinola Damone. Her second marriage was to Italian composer Armando Trovaioli (1962–1969), with whom she had another son, Andrew.
Photo: Allan Grant/Time & Life Pictures

September 10, 1971: Italian-born television and film actress Pier Angeli dies of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 39.

Angeli appeared in 35 films and won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer-Female, for her role in Teresa (1952). She was romantically linked with Kirk Douglas and James Dean before marrying singer Vic Damone in 1954. Their marriage ended in divorce, followed by highly publicized court battles for the custody of their one son, Perry Farinola Damone. Her second marriage was to Italian composer Armando Trovaioli (1962–1969), with whom she had another son, Andrew.

Photo: Allan Grant/Time & Life Pictures

Elizabeth Taylor in a headdress of silver spikes, orchids and lilies chats to designer Pierre Cardin who is wearing a metal mask. Venice, Italy - September 1967
Photo: Three Lions/Stringer

Elizabeth Taylor in a headdress of silver spikes, orchids and lilies chats to designer Pierre Cardin who is wearing a metal mask. Venice, Italy - September 1967

Photo: Three Lions/Stringer

Paris - September, 1958
Photo: The Bar ‘Old Navy’ at Boulevard Saint-Germain. Paris. (Barbara Pflaum)

Paris - September, 1958

Photo: The Bar ‘Old Navy’ at Boulevard Saint-Germain. Paris. (Barbara Pflaum)

September 9, 1965: Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion (over $10 billion in 2014 US dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to top $1 billion in unadjusted damages.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Betsy
Photo: Mark Kauffman/Time Life Pictures

September 9, 1965: Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion (over $10 billion in 2014 US dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to top $1 billion in unadjusted damages.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Betsy

Photo: Mark Kauffman/Time Life Pictures

September 9, 1956: Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show was seen by approximately 60 million viewers—a record 82.6 percent of the television audience.
Photo: Ed Sullivan with Elvis Presley during a press conference before Presley’s first appearance on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show’. (Fotos International/Getty Images)

September 9, 1956: Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show was seen by approximately 60 million viewers—a record 82.6 percent of the television audience.

Photo: Ed Sullivan with Elvis Presley during a press conference before Presley’s first appearance on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show’. (Fotos International/Getty Images)

September 8, 1966: Star Trek - the original television series, premieres on NBC Television.
The show tells the tale of the crew of the starship Enterprise and its five-year mission “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” The original 1966–1969 television series featured William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, James Doohan as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, Nichelle Nichols as Uhura, George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, and Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov. During the series’ original run, it earned several nominations for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and won twice: for the two-parter “The Menagerie” and the Harlan Ellison-written episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek
Photo: NBC

September 8, 1966: Star Trek - the original television series, premieres on NBC Television.

The show tells the tale of the crew of the starship Enterprise and its five-year mission “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” The original 1966–1969 television series featured William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, James Doohan as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, Nichelle Nichols as Uhura, George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, and Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov. During the series’ original run, it earned several nominations for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and won twice: for the two-parter “The Menagerie” and the Harlan Ellison-written episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek

Photo: NBC