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 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

  • 506
    The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
  • 1226
    The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.
  • 1649
    Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell’s English Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.
  • 1922
    The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • 1973
    A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years.
  • 1980
    Voters approve the present Constitution of Chile.
  • 1988
    The St Jean Bosco massacre takes place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • 1992
    Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
  • 1997
    After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.

Who were born on September 11?

  • 1771
    Mungo Park, Scottish explorer of Africa (d. 1806)
  • 1877
    James Hopwood Jeans, English scientist (d. 1946)
  • 1892
    Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1911
    Bola de Nieve, Cuban pianist (d. 1971)
  • 1930
    Renzo Montagnani, Italian actor (d. 1997)
  • 1931
    Bill Simpson, Scottish actor (d. 1986)
  • 1940
    Theodore Olson, American politician
  • 1971
    Richard Ashcroft, British singer
  • 1976
    Elephant Man, Jamaican musician
  • 1982
    Shriya Saran, Indian actress

Who died on September 11?

  • 1680
    Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596)
  • 1680
    Roger Crab, English political writer (b. 1621)
  • 1915
    William Cornelius Van Horne, American businessman (b. 1843)
  • 1926
    Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (b. 1875)
  • 1932
    Franciszek Zwirko, Polish pilot (b. 1895)
  • 1941
    Christian Rakovsky, Bulgarian-born socialist revolutionary (b. 1873)
  • 1988
    John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1993
    Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian conductor (b. 1912)
  • 2002
    Johnny Unitas, American football player (b. 1933)
  • 2009
    Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist (b. 1958)

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