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On this day: September 11

POSTED: 12:06 AM Sep 11 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Sep 11 2014

The Beatles record their first single, Pete Rose becomes baseball's all-time hits leader, Kenneth Starr releases his report, and terrorists strike America, all on this day.

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2012: A series of protests and attacks against diplomatic missions in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe begins with an attack by a heavily armed group on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. A second assault the following morning at the Benghazi compound left four dead, including J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Here a portrait of Stevens is seen along with a condolence book outside the room of Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 14, 2012.

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