On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 29 people are killed and 11 injured after a bus runs off a mountain highway in Nepal
  • 50 Al-Shabaab fighters are killed in conflict with the Somali National Army
  • Japan nationalizes three of the disputed Senkaku Islands
  • The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador
  • The US is warned by Moody's that its AAA credit rating is at risk if lawmakers fail to produce a long-term debt reduction plan

Famous Deaths

  • Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92