September 2011 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 7 Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team
  • Sep 8 Fashion designer John Galliano is found guilty of anti-semitic remarks in a Paris court and fined €6,000
  • Sep 15 The St. Thomas Assembly plant is closed permanently after decades of providing employing to the region of St. Thomas, Ontario and resulting in the loss of roughly 1,400 well-paid jobs
  • Sep 17 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.
  • Sep 18 36th Toronto International Film Festival: "Where Do We Go Now?" directed by Nadine Labaki wins the People's Choice Award (Drama)
  • Sep 20 The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
  • Sep 22 CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean character animator, Chile (b. 1966)
  • Sep 2 Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)
  • Sep 11 Anjali Gupta, Indian Air Force officer (b. 1975)
  • Sep 13 Walter Bonatti, Italian climber (b. 1930)
  • Sep 17 Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921)
  • Sep 19 Thomas Capano, attorney, criminal (b. 1949)
  • Sep 20 Burhanuddin Rabbani, President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. (b. 1940)
  • Sep 21 Pamela Ann Rymer, American federal appellate judge (b. 1941)
  • Sep 21 Troy Anthony Davis, American high-profile death row inmate and human rights activist (executed) (b. 1968)
  • Sep 21 Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet (b. 1939)
  • Sep 25 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, dies from ovarian cancer at 71
  • Sep 26 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)
  • Sep 30 Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)