What are the important events that happened on September 11, 2001? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 11, 2001: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 11, 2001 is the 254th day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 111 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 29, 2001 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,000,166,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectapentacontatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $187.20. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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September 11, 2001 Historical Events

  • 2001
    The September 11 attacks take place in the United States. 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 airliner near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Who died on September 11, 2001?

  • 2001
    Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Berry Berenson, American photographer, actress, and model (b. 1948)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Bill Biggart, American photojournalist (b. 1947)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Charles Burlingame, American pilot (b. 1949)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Daniel M. Lewin, American mathematician and entrepreneur (b. 1970)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: John P. O'Neill, American counterterrorism expert (b. 1952)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Mark Bingham, American businessman and 9/11 figure (b. 1970)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Mohamed Atta, Egyptian hijacker–pilot of American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1968)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Ziad Jarrah, Lebanese hijacker–pilot of United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1975)

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