Sept. 11, 2021 - A long, winding, two-lane road traverses the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A posted speed limit of 25 mph on one section forces people to slow down. That is as it should be. The 2,200-acre rural site is sacred ground.
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Week of September 20abdicated: verb; give up a royal title and reign, resign from a monarchy;
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clashed: verb; fought, disagreed;
Paul Revere silver spoon sells for $32,500
established: verb; set up, begun, founded;
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ingest: verb; eat, consume;
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Today In History
September 252016: Arnold Palmer, one of the best and most popular professional golfers to ever play the game, died. "Arnie's Army" was the term for the many fans who would follow him at tournaments. He is also known for a drink that is one-half iced tea and one-half lemonade, called an Arnold Palmer. He was 87.
1897: Library of Congress: William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, was born in New Albany, Mississippi. He spent much of his youth in Oxford where his father was employed as the secretary and then business manager for the University of Mississippi. Faulkner was the creator of the mythical Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi.
1690: First newspaper published in Boston by Benjamin Harris.
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