Historical Events on 11th September
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9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends.
813 - Charles the Great crowns Louis I emperor
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.
1226 - The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes.
1297 - Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace beats English
1304 - Willem III becomes earl of Holland
1390 - Lithuanian Civil War (1389-1392): the Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.
1541 - Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, lead by Michimalonko.
1557 - Catholic & Lutheran theology debated in Worms
1609 - Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos.
1645 - Thomas Fairfax's 'New Model Army' occupies Bristol
1648 - -13] Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki's beats John Casimir [OS]
English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell 1649 - Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists
1697 - Battle of Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks, ending Ottoman control of large parts of Central Europe
1708 - Great Northern war: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war
1709 - Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France
1714 - French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona
1741 - Queen Maria Theresa addresses Hungarian Parliament
1758 - Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Year's War.
1773 - Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
1777 - Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British
1786 - Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton 1789 - Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury
1792 - The Hope Diamond is stolen with other crown jewels when six men break into house used to store the jewels.
1802 - France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.
1814 - Begun on the 6th Sept, Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh during War of 1812
1814 - Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British
1831 - Charles Darwin meets with capt Fitzroy at Plymouth
1839 - 1st Canadian track & field meet held (Caer Howell Grounds)
1847 - 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)
1850 - "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind gives 1st US concert
1852 - Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia R
1853 - 1st electric telegraph used (Merchant's Exchange to Pt Lobos)
1857 - Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah
Father of American Music Stephen Foster 1862 - 3rd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Golf Club
1875 - 1st newspaper cartoon strip
1877 - Rijkslandbouwhoge school opens in Wageningen
1881 - Triple landslides bury Elm Switz
1883 - James Cutler patents postal mail chute
1885 - Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia
1886 - Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
1888 - Death of the Argentine politician Domingo Sarmiento, after whom the Latin American Teacher's Day is chosen.
1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Crooked Man" (BG)
1890 - 30th British Golf Open: John Ball shoots a 164 at Prestwick Golf Club
1891 - The Jewish Colonization Association is established by Baron Maurice de Hirsch.
1893 - Bronx Gas & Electric Company opens on Frisby & Tremont Ave
1893 - Shaku Soen is 1st Zen teacher to visit the West (Chicago)
1893 - First conference of the World Parliament of Religions is held.
1895 - FA Cup stolen in Birmingham
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.
1900 - President Paul Kruger crosses border into Mozambique
1903 - The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1906 - Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.
1909 - Max Wolf rediscovers Halley's comet
1910 - 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
1912 - Netherland Olympic Committee forms
1912 - Phila A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game
1914 - William Christopher Handy publishes "St Louis Blues"
1914 - Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent there.
1916 - German troops conquer Kavalla Greece
1916 - The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses during reconstruction, killing 11 men, following initially total collapsed on August 29, 1907.
1918 - Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
1919 - US Marines again send troops to Honduras
1921 - Nahalal, the first moshav in Israel, is settled.
Baseball Legend Eddie Collins 1922 - British mandate of Palestine begins
1922 - Yankees play their farewell home game in Polo Grounds win doubleheader
1922 - The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
1922 - One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
1923 - After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks
1923 - Bernie Neis, hits the 1,000th Dodger home run
1923 - ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over NY's tallest skyscraper, Woolworth Tower
1926 - 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship
1926 - Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu
1926 - Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining
1926 - Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies
1927 - After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth 1927 - Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
1928 - 1st TV drama-WGY's Queens Messenger
1928 - Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees
1929 - SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
1930 - Stromboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
1931 - Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Charles Luciano's hitmen.
1932 - Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed in a plane crash when their RWD 6 crashes into the ground during a storm.
1933 - Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at US Tennis championship
1935 - US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
1936 - A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1936 - FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
1937 - 57th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1)
1937 - 51st U.S. Women's National Championship: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (6-4, 6-2)
1939 - Battle of Kutno-pocket: Germans advance to Warsaw
1939 - British submarine Triton torpedoes British submarine Oxley
1939 - Iraq & Saudi Arabia declare war on nazi-Germany
1940 - -12] Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
1940 - 54th US Postmaster General: Frank C Walker of Pa takes office
1940 - Anton Mussert establishes Dutch SS
1940 - Hitler begins operation Seelöwe (Sealion - aborted invasion England)
1940 - George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
1941 - FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at on sight
Aviator Charles Lindbergh 1941 - Charles Lindbergh, charges "British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration" are trying to get US into WW II
1941 - World War II: The U.S. Navy is ordered to attack German U-boats.
1941 - Construction of the Pentagon begins (completed 15 Jan 1943)
1942 - Transport nr 31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - Allied arm forces conquerors Salerno
1943 - Jewish ghettos of Minsk & Lida Belorussia liquidated
1943 - Last German Q/pirate ship sinks near Easter Island
1943 - US & Australian troops join in Salamaua, New Guinea
1944 - FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference
1944 - A reconnaissance squadron of the US 5th Armored Division "Victory Division" is 1st allied force to enter Nazi-Germany
1945 - Physician Willem J Kolff performs the first successful kidney dialysis using his artificial kidney machine, the Netherlands
1946 - 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation
1950 - "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts
1950 - 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
1950 - 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
1950 - Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
1951 - Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
Swimmer Florence Chadwick 1951 - Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes
1952 - West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews
1953 - KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - 1st Miss America TV broadcast
1954 - 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)
1954 - KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Lee Meriwether (California), 19, crowned 27th Miss America 1955 (1st on TV)
1955 - KTVT TV channel 11 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1955 - Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple.
1955 - 6th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.5 points
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert 1955 - 75th U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall (9-7, 6-3, 6-3)
1955 - 69th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales (6-4, 6-2)
1956 - Cin Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR
1956 - Vladimir Kuts runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1956 - Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher
1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1959 - "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
1959 - Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans
1959 - Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
1959 - Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
1960 - 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
1960 - The Young Americans for Freedom, meeting at home of William F. Buckley, Jr., promulgate the Sharon Statement.
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra 1961 - Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund.
1962 - Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums
1962 - Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles
1962 - KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 - Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
1964 - George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
1964 - Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium
1965 - Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
1965 - Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.
1966 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1966 - Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a HR on his 1st at bat
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic
LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1966 - Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
1967 - A's drop grievance filed with Natl Labor Relations against C Finley
1967 - Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
1967 - French president De Gaulle visits Poland
1967 - Indian/Chinese border fights
1967 - US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
1967 - WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.
1969 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 - 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
1970 - The Ford Pinto is introduced.
1971 - "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances
1971 - Egypt adopts its constitution
1971 - Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
1972 - BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont
1973 - Chile's President Salvador Allende deposed in a military coup
1974 - Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Félix Millán & John Milner come to bat 12 times each
1976 - Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
1976 - Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
Actress Mary Tyler Moore 1977 - 29th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win
1977 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1977 - 97th Men's U.S. Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0)
1980 - Chile adopts its constitution
1980 - Ron LeFlore (91st) & Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record
1981 - 2nd government of Van Agt forms in Netherlands
1982 - Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
1982 - Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY
1982 - 102nd Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (6-3, 6-1)
Tennis Legend Chris Evert 1983 - Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
1983 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 - 103rd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0)
1985 - Intl Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km
1985 - Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India
1985 - Pete Rose of Cin Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
1986 - Pres Mubarak receives Israeli premier Peres
1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded
MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1987 - 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
1987 - Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die
1988 - 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
1988 - Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1988 - Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world
1988 - 108th Men's U.S. Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4) in the longest final in the Open's history
1989 - Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
1989 - KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
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