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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 111 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 29, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 453,144 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 143 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 3,186 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

  • 1609
    Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain’s Moriscos.
  • 1649
    Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell’s English Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.
  • 1709
    Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria fight against France.
  • 1897
    After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.
  • 1903
    The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
  • 1944
    World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.
  • 1944
    World War II: The first Allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Germany.
  • 1954
    Hurricane Edna hits New England as a Category 3 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.
  • 1972
    The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system has its opening day of passenger service.
  • 1978
    U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on the Camp David Accords a framework for peace between Israel and Egypt and a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

Who were born on September 11?

  • 1800
    Daniel S. Dickinson, American politician (d. 1866)
  • 1917
    Herbert Lom, Czech-born British film actor
  • 1926
    Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (d. 2002)
  • 1937
    Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman
  • 1946
    Dennis Tufano, American singer
  • 1961
    Philip Ardagh, British writer
  • 1980
    Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Luscious Lopez, American pornographic actress
  • 1987
    Tyler Hoechlin, American actor

Who died on September 11?

  • 1298
    Philip of Artois, French soldier (b. 1269)
  • 1760
    Louis Godin, French astronomer (b. 1704)
  • 1921
    Subramanya Bharathy, Tamil poet (b. 1882)
  • 1941
    Christian Rakovsky, Bulgarian-born socialist revolutionary (b. 1873)
  • 1978
    Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (b. 1929)
  • 1986
    Noel Streatfeild, English children’s writer (b. 1895)
  • 1987
    Peter Tosh, Jamaican musician (b. 1944)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: David Angell, American television producer (b. 1946)
  • 2001
    Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Rick Rescorla, American Army officer (b. 1939)
  • 2004
    David Mann, American painter (b. 1939)

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