On This Day

On This Day in History for September 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1967 A's drop grievance filed with National Labor Relations against C Finley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 French President Charles de Gaulle visits Poland

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1967 Indian/Chinese border fights
  • 1967 US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
  • 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.
  • 1971 Egypt adopts its constitution
  • 1972 BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont

BattleCoup d'état

1973 Chilean President Salvador Allende, the 1st elected Marxist president of a South America country, 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

Historic InventionThe Atari 2600

1977 The Atari 2600, originally known as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS) is released in North America, revolutionizing the video game industry

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An Atari 2600 video game console
An Atari 2600 video game console
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  • 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
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 Intl Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km

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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 Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die
  • 1988 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
  • 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
  • 1991 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston
  • 1992 Hurricane Iniki hits Kauai Hawaii; 3 die & 8,000 injured
  • 1993 Junxia Qu runs 1500m ladies' world record (3:50.46)
  • 1994 Jingyi Le swims female world record 50m freestyle
  • 1995 Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
  • 1995 Soyuz TM-22, lands
  • 1996 Union Pacific Railroad purchases Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • 1997 After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Independent counsel Ken Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.

Lawyer who investigated Bill Clinton Ken Starr
Lawyer who investigated Bill Clinton
Ken Starr
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

  • 1998 16th Commonwealth Games open in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia making Malaysia the first Asian country to host the games
  • 2000 Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2001 Two passenger planes hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,606 people

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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
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  • 2001 Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the deaths of 125 people

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2001 Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • 2002 Through extreme and coordinated effort, The Pentagon is rededicated after repairs are completed, exactly one year after the attack on the building.
  • 2003 Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh dies after being assaulted and fatally wounded on September 10.
  • 2003 The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety enters into effect.
  • 2004 All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria)
  • 2005 The State of Israel completes its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip.
  • 2007 Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.
  • 2009 The Brazilian economy technically leaves the recession when GDP grew 1.9% in the second quarter of 2009 after having fallen in the first quarter of 2009 and last quarter of 2008
  • 2009 Sweden emerges from the recession after witnessing GDP growth of 0.2% in the second quarter
  • 2012 50 Al-Shabaab fighters are killed in conflict with the Somali National Army
  • 2012 The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador
  • 2012 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
  • 2012 29 people are killed and 11 injured after a bus runs off a mountain highway in Nepal
  • 2012 Japan nationalizes three of the disputed Senkaku Islands
  • 2013 12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria
  • 2015 A large crane collapses killing more than 100 people in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015 Ex-Governor of Texas, Rick Perry becomes the first candidate to drop out of race for the Republican nomination

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2017 One million march on this state's national day in Barcelona in support of independence for Catalonia

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont
  • 2017 UN imposes new export sanctions on North Korea

Historic DiscoveryHurricane Irma

2017 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
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  • 2017 Norwegian Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, heading a right-wing coalition, claims victory in Norway's general election
  • 2018 Imprisoned Brazilian Ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva abandons his presidential campaign
  • 2018 American-backed militia begins final push to oust militants from Hajin, Syria, last area under Islamic State control
  • 2018 Bus crash in southern Indian state of Telangana kills 53

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2018 Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan lies in state in Accra, Ghana, ahead of a state funeral

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan
  • 2018 Russia launches its largest military exercise since 1981 involving 300,000 personal with Chinese troops participating

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2018 "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward is published by Simon and Schuster

Author and Investigative Reporter Bob Woodward
Author and Investigative Reporter
Bob Woodward
  • 2018 Suicide bombing in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, kills 68 and injures 165
  • 2019 Water detected for first time on planet outside out solar system, on exoplanet K2-18b 110 light-years away, in findings published in "Nature Astronomy"

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Divorces in History


Deaths in History

  • 2016 Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), dies at 47
  • 2019 B. J. Habibie, 3rd President of Indonesia (1998-99) who liberalized Indonesia's press and political party laws, dies of heart failure at 83

Person of interestT. Boone Pickens

2019 T. Boone Pickens, American business person and oil tycoon (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co) known as the 'Oracle of Oil', dies at 91

Businessman and Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens
Businessman and Oil Tycoon
T. Boone Pickens