On this date in...
1789...New Yorker Alexander Hamilton is appointed the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury.
1850...Jenny Lind, "The Swedish Nightingale," makes her American debut before a sellout crowd at Castle Garden.
1967...City teachers go out on strike...and stay out until September 29th.
2001...In a day of terror unequalled in U.S. history, Islamic fundamentalists crash a pair of hijacked jetliners into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, toppling the buildings. The nation's worst terrorist attacks takes more than 2,700 lives and erases one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.