Historical Events on September 11

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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.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1297 Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace defeats the English

Scottish nobleman William Wallace
Scottish nobleman
William Wallace
  • 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]

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1649 Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1697 Battle of Zenta: forces of Prince Eugen of Savoye defeat the 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: English, Austrian and Dutch Great Alliance defeat 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.

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1773 Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1777 Battle of Brandywine, Pennysylvania; Americans lose to the British, Polish soldier Casimir Pulaski saves life of George Washington

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski
First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1786 Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce

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1789 Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
  • 1792 The French Blue gem (later the Hope Diamond) is stolen with other French crown jewels from Royal storehouse in Paris during Reign of Terror
  • 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
  • 1839 1st Canadian track & field meet held (Caer Howell Grounds)

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1847 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 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, San Francisco to Pt Lobos, California
  • 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah
  • 1862 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr retains his title; beats Willie Park Sr. by 3 strokes
  • 1875 1st newspaper cartoon strip
  • 1877 Rijkslandbouwhoge school opens in Wageningen
  • 1881 Triple landslides bury Elm, Switzerland
  • 1883 James Cutler patents postal mail chute
  • 1885 Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia

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1885 Ambrose Bierce finishes as editor of The Wasp magazine

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 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 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: John Ball becomes first Englishman and first amateur to win the Open; beats Willie Fernie and Archie Simpson by 3 strokes
  • 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 in Chicago, Indian monk Swani Vivekananda gives influential speech
  • 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 of Transvaal 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.

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1906 Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1909 Max Wolf rediscovers Halley's comet
  • 1910 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
  • 1912 Netherland Olympic Committee forms

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1912 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1914 W. C. Handy "Father of the Blues" publishes his most famous composition "St Louis Blues"

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 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.
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1928 1st ever TV drama WGY's "Queens Messenger" broadcast in the New York area starring Izetta Jewell

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1928 Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1929 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
  • 1930 Stromboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles

MurderMurder of Interest

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 Antwerps Sportpaleis, the largest indoor arena in Europe opens; renovated 2010-13
  • 1935 US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
  • 1936 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game

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1936 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1937 US National Championship Men's Tennis: American Don Budge wins 1st of 2 straight US titles; beats Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 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 and 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

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1940 Hitler begins operation Seelöwe (Sealion - aborted invasion England)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940 George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
  • 1941 FDR orders US Navy that any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at on sight

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1941 Charles Lindbergh, charges "British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration" are trying to get US into WW II

  • 1941 Construction of the Pentagon begins (completed 15 Jan 1943)
  • 1941 Construction begins on the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia
  • 1942 Transport #31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943 Allied armed forces conquer Salerno, Italy
  • 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

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1945 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of World War II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal but fails - later he is hanged

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • 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 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

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1951 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1952 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signs a reparation pact for the Jewish people

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1953 KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)
  • 1954 KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 1st Miss America TV broadcast; 19 year old Lee Meriwether of California crowned 27th Miss America
  • 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.

Sport awardTennis Open

1955 75th US National Championships Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert wins his 2nd home title; beats Ken Rosewall of Australia 9-7, 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1955 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales of England 6-4, 6-2 for her 2nd consecutive US singles title
  • 1955 Juan Manuel Fango in a Mercedes wins season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza to take his third Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 17 points from Englishman Stirling Moss
  • 1956 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR
  • 1956 Vladimir Kuts runs world record 10k (28:42.8)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1956 Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

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1959 "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 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.
  • 1961 Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph
  • 1961 Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund.
  • 1962 Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums
  • 1962 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage

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1964 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1966 Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a HR on his 1st at bat
  • 1966 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1967 A's drop grievance filed with National 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.
  • 1970 US Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia completes her Grand Slam; beats American Rosemary Casals 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
  • 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
  • 1971 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Billie Jean King beats doubles partner Rosemary Casals 6-4, 7-6
  • 1972 BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont

BattleCoup d'état

1973 Chilean President Salvador Allende is deposed in a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • 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)
  • 1976 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert retains her title; dominates Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 6-0

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1977 29th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win

  • 1977 US Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; beats Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0
  • 1978 The last known person dies of smallpox - medical photographer Janet Parker through infection in a laboratory, in Birmingham, England
  • 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 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her 6th and final US title, beating Hana Mandlíková 6-3, 6-1
  • 1983 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983 US Open Men's Tennis: American Jimmy Connors retains title; repeats previous year's win over Czech Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0
  • 1983 Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris runs for 118 yards in Steelers 25-21 win at Green Bay to become the only the third player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards
  • 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

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1985 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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1986 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak receives Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon 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
  • 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 Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world
  • 1988 US Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his only US title and 7th & final Grand Slam event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest final in event's history
  • 1989 Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
  • 1989 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
  • 1991 "La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family" goes on sale