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
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.
War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.
The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
U.S. Marines invade Honduras.
Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed when their RWD 6 airplane crashes during a storm.
Ground is broken for the construction of The Pentagon.
World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija.
Voters approve the present Constitution of Chile.
Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
Melbourne hosts World Economic Forum where S11 protests also took place.
Who were born on September 11?
Pierre de Ronsard, French poet (d. 1585)
John George, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1598)
Viscount Byng of Vimy, British army officer (d. 1935)
D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman (d. 1999)
Jessica Mitford, British writer (d. 1996)
Cathryn Damon, American actress (d. 1987)
Robert Crippen, American astronaut
Renée Geyer, Australian jazz, soul and R&B singer
Victor Wooten, American musician
Ted Leo, American musician
Who died on September 11?
Louis Godin, French astronomer (b. 1704)
Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (b. 1786)
Bella Darvi, Polish-born French actress (b. 1928)
Jessica Tandy, American actress (b. 1909)
Belkis Ayón, Cuban artist (b. 1967)
Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Bill Biggart, American photojournalist (b. 1947)
John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)
David Mann, American painter (b. 1939)
Johannes Bob van Benthem, Dutch lawyer (b. 1921)
Harold Gould, American actor (b. 1923)
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