Thursday, September 19, 2019 (Week 38)

September 11 in History

What happened on September 11 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 11 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 11 in history.

2012
US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is attacked and burned down; 4 Americans are killed including the US ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens.
2007
Russia detonates a nano-bomb; dubbed the “Father of All Bombs,” it is the largest non-nuclear weapon developed to date.
2005
Israel completes its unilateral disengagement of all Israeli civilians and military from the Gaza Strip.
2001
In an unprecedented, highly coordinated attack, terrorists hijack four U.S. passenger airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The fourth airliner, headed toward Washington likely to strike the White House or Capitol, is crashed just over 100 miles away in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the cockpit and overtake the hijackers.
1974
Haile Selassie I is deposed from the Ethiopian throne.
1965
The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrives in South Vietnam and is stationed at An Khe.
1962
Thurgood Marshall is appointed a judge of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
1944
American troops enter Luxembourg.
1916
The “Star Spangled Banner” is sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, New York.
1904
The battleship Connecticut, launched in New York, introduces a new era in naval construction.
1864
A 10-day truce is declared between generals William Sherman and John Hood so civilians may leave Atlanta, Georgia.
1857
Indians incited by Mormon John D. Lee kill 120 California-bound settlers in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
1850
Soprano opera singer Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale,” makes her American debut at New York’s Castle Garden Theater.
1847
Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susanna” is first performed in a saloon in Pittsburgh.
1814
U.S. forces led by Thomas Macdonough route the British fleet on Lake Champlain.
1802
Piedmont, Italy, is annexed by France.
1786
The Convention of Annapolis opens with the aim of revising the Articles of Confederation.
1777
General George Washington and his troops are defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe at the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania.
1740
The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies is made in the Pennsylvania Gazette.
1709
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, wins the bloodiest battle of the 18th century at great cost, against the French at Malplaquet.
1695
Imperial troops under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks at the Battle of Zenta.
1297
Scots under William Wallace defeat the English at Stirling Bridge.

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