On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes

  • Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician, born in Redhill, Surrey