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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 111 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 29, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 444,384 hours 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.
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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 154 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 2,821 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
The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes.
Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.
Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell’s English Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.
The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years.
Voters approve the present Constitution of Chile.
The St Jean Bosco massacre takes place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.
Who were born on September 11?
Mungo Park, Scottish explorer of Africa (d. 1806)
James Hopwood Jeans, English scientist (d. 1946)
Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (d. 1980)
Bola de Nieve, Cuban pianist (d. 1971)
Renzo Montagnani, Italian actor (d. 1997)
Bill Simpson, Scottish actor (d. 1986)
Theodore Olson, American politician
Richard Ashcroft, British singer
Elephant Man, Jamaican musician
Shriya Saran, Indian actress
Who died on September 11?
Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596)
Roger Crab, English political writer (b. 1621)
William Cornelius Van Horne, American businessman (b. 1843)
Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (b. 1875)
Franciszek Zwirko, Polish pilot (b. 1895)
Christian Rakovsky, Bulgarian-born socialist revolutionary (b. 1873)
John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian conductor (b. 1912)
Johnny Unitas, American football player (b. 1933)
Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist (b. 1958)
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