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 254th day of the year 2019 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, 2019 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 435,600 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 ‘dihectapentacontatetragon’ 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 136 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 2,455 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

  • 1185
    Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.
  • 1903
    The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
  • 1919
    U.S. Marines invade Honduras.
  • 1932
    Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed when their RWD 6 airplane crashes during a storm.
  • 1941
    Ground is broken for the construction of The Pentagon.
  • 1943
    World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija.
  • 1980
    Voters approve the present Constitution of Chile.
  • 1992
    Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
  • 2000
    Melbourne hosts World Economic Forum where S11 protests also took place.

Who were born on September 11?

  • 1524
    Pierre de Ronsard, French poet (d. 1585)
  • 1525
    John George, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1598)
  • 1862
    Viscount Byng of Vimy, British army officer (d. 1935)
  • 1900
    D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman (d. 1999)
  • 1917
    Jessica Mitford, British writer (d. 1996)
  • 1930
    Cathryn Damon, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1937
    Robert Crippen, American astronaut
  • 1953
    Renée Geyer, Australian jazz, soul and R&B singer
  • 1964
    Victor Wooten, American musician
  • 1970
    Ted Leo, American musician

Who died on September 11?

  • 1760
    Louis Godin, French astronomer (b. 1704)
  • 1843
    Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (b. 1786)
  • 1971
    Bella Darvi, Polish-born French actress (b. 1928)
  • 1994
    Jessica Tandy, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 1999
    Belkis Ayón, Cuban artist (b. 1967)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Bill Biggart, American photojournalist (b. 1947)
  • 2003
    John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 2004
    David Mann, American painter (b. 1939)
  • 2006
    Johannes Bob van Benthem, Dutch lawyer (b. 1921)
  • 2010
    Harold Gould, American actor (b. 1923)

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