On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryHurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma leaves 7 million US homes without power in Florida and Georgia
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Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
  • Norwegian Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, heading a right-wing coalition, claims victory in Norway's general election
  • One million march on this state's national day in Barcelona in support of independence for Catalonia
  • UN imposes new export sanctions on North Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), dies at 86
  • Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), dies at 77