To­day in his­tory

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in Penn­syl­va­nia af­ter pas­sen­gers on board fought with hi­jack­ers. Ap­prox­i­mately 3,000 peo­ple were killed in the four crashes, in­clud­ing two dozen Cana­di­ans. The at­tacks were blamed on Saudi mil­lion­aire Osama bin Laden, who was liv­ing in Afghanistan un­der the pro­tec­tion of that coun­try's Tal­iban gov­ern­ment. The U.S. re­sponded by or­ga­niz­ing an in­ter­na­tional coali­tion to drive the Tal­iban from power and find bin Laden, who was killed by U.S. Navy SEALS in Pak­istan on May 2, 2011.

In 2002, quar­ter­back Johnny Uni­tas, who broke nearly ev­ery pass­ing NFL record and won three cham­pi­onships with the Bal­ti­more Colts in an 18-year ca­reer, died at age 69.

In 2003, John Rit­ter, whose por­trayal of the bum­bling but lov­able Jack Trip­per helped make the tele­vi­sion com­edy se­ries “Three's Com­pany” a smash hit in the 1970s, died at age 54.

In 2009, a Tai­wan court im­posed a life sen­tence on for­mer pres­i­dent Chen Shuib­ian af­ter con­vict­ing him of cor­rup­tion.

In 2015, a mas­sive crane col­lapsed in a storm and crashed onto the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 111 peo­ple and in­jur­ing nearly 400.

In 2016, Stan Wawrinka de­feated de­fend­ing champ No­vak Djokovic 6-7 (1), 64, 7-5, 6-3 for his first U.S. Open tro­phy and third Grand Slam ti­tle over­all.

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