What happened this day in history September 11

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

September 11: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 11 is the 255th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 111 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 29, 2024 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,726,012,800 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 ‘dihectapentacontapentagon’ day.

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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 140 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,282 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 11: This Day In History

It is usually the first day of the year in the Coptic calendar and Ethiopian calendar (in the period AD 1900 to AD 2099).

September 11 Historical Events

  • 1226
    The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes.
  • 1709
    Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria fight against France.
  • 1786
    The Beginning of the Annapolis Convention.
  • 1857
    The Mountain Meadows Massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
  • 1903
    The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
  • 1940
    George Stibitz performs the first remote operation of a computer.
  • 1943
    World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija.
  • 1961
    Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
  • 1982
    The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel’s 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.
  • 1988
    The St Jean Bosco massacre takes place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Who were born on September 11?

  • 1771
    Mungo Park, Scottish explorer of Africa (d. 1806)
  • 1838
    John Ireland, American archbishop (d. 1918)
  • 1862
    O. Henry, American writer (d. 1910)
  • 1895
    Nur Ali Elahi, Iranian philosopher, musician, spiritual teacher, and judge (d. 1974)
  • 1917
    Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (d. 2001)
  • 1928
    Reubin O'Donovan Askew, American politician
  • 1962
    Filip Dewinter, Belgian politician
  • 1968
    Kay Hanley, American musician
  • 1970
    Chris Garver, American tattoo artist
  • 1971
    Johnny Vegas, English comedian

Who died on September 11?

  • 1865
    Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general (b. 1806)
  • 1888
    Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, 7th President of Argentina (b. 1811)
  • 1896
    Francis James Child, American professor (b. 1825)
  • 1949
    Henri Rabaud, French composer and conductor (b. 1873)
  • 1985
    Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
  • 1986
    Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Greek politician and academic, twice Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1902)
  • 1994
    William Obanhein, American police officer (b. 1924)
  • 1997
    Camille Henry, Canadian hockey player (b. 1933)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Berry Berenson, American photographer, actress, and model (b. 1948)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Ronald Paul Bucca, American fire marshal (b. 1954)

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