Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there (More info)

1941 – Ground is broken on the construction of The Pentagon (More info)

1961 – The World Wildlife Fund is founded (More info)

1985 – Pete Rose gets the 4,192nd hit of his career, breaking Ty Cobb’s major league record for career hits (More info)

2001 – Airplane hijackings result in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, damage to The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the crashing of a passenger jet near Shanksville, Pennsylvania (More info)

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