September 11 Events in History - September 11 Birthdays - September 11 Deaths



2014 With help from Qatar officials, 45 U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji have been freed by their Syrian rebel captors; the troops were taken hostage two weeks ago after the rebels overtook the Syrian-controlled part of Golan Heights from government troops
2014 Court documents have been unsealed for rulings in 2008 requiring companies to give customers' online data to the U.S. government with no warrant; the papers show that Yahoo! sued but lost, resulting in compliance by Yahoo!, Google, Apple, and others
2013 The UN Security Council receives alleged proof of chemical weapons use by Syrian militants from Russia
2013 France drafts a resolution for the Syrian government to turn over its stockpiles of chemical weapons in 15 days
2012 The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is attacked by terrorists; U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed as well as three others; the Cairo embassy was also attacked
2012 The U.S. commemorates the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and for the first time no special security alert is issued on the anniversary of the attacks
2011 Memorial ceremonies are held worldwide to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks
2011 Serena Williams is defeated in Women's Singles at the 2011 U.S. Open by Samantha Stosur of Australia
2010 Pastor Terry Jones announces that the Dove Outreach Center will not burn the Koran, 'not now, not ever'
2010 The Medal of Honor is awarded for the first time since the Vietnam War; U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta received the medal for his actions during the War in Afghanistan
2009 Inmates at Iraq's notoriuous Abu Grraib prison start a fire and clash with guards during two days of unrest
2001 19 Islamist terrorists hijack four commercial jets, killing nearly 3,000 in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania
1995 Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
1995 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
1995 Soyuz TM-22, lands
1994 114th U.S. Mens Tennis: Andre Agassi beats Michael Stich (61 76 75)
1994 46th Emmy Awards: Fraiser, Picket Fences and Kelsey Grammer wins
1994 Jingyi Le swims female world record 50m freestyle
1994 Missie McGeorge wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1993 107th U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (63 63)
1993 Junxia Qu runs 1500m ladies world record (3:50.46)
1992 Hurricane Iniki hits Kauai Hawaii; 3 die and 8,000 injured
1991 "La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family" goes on sale
1991 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston
1991 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1991 New York Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
1991 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0
1989 Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
1989 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
1988 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
1988 108th U.S. Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64)
1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1988 Sports Aid - jogging to feed the world
1988 108th U.S. Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64) in 4 hours 55 minutes - longest men's final in U.S. Open history
1987 4th MTV Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
1987 Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die
1986 President Mubarak receives Israeli premier Peres
1986 U.S. 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
1985 Flyby of Comet Giacobini-Zinner
1985 International Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km
1985 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs vs. India
1985 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
1983 103rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 67 75 60)
1983 Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss
1983 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
1983 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 96th U.S. Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats Hana Mandlikova (63 61)
1982 Debbie Maffett (Calif), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
1982 Chris Evert wins her 6th and final U.S. Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY
1981 2nd government of Agt forms
1980 Chile adopts its constitution
1980 Ron LeFlore (91st) and Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record
1977 29th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner and Bea Arthur
1977 97th U.S. Mens Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (26 63 75 60)
1977 Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
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 90th U.S. Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats E Goolagong Cawley (63 60) Evonne Goolagong loses her 4th straight U.S. Open Final (Evert wins)
1974 Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Felix Milan and John Milner come to bat 12 times each
1973 Chile's President, Salvador Allende, deposed in a military coup
1972 BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont
1971 "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 343 performances
1971 Egypt adopts its constitution
1971 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 Carol Burnett Show premieres on CBS-TV
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 U.S. Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
1967 WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 80th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Esther Bueno-Fraiser beats N Richey (63 61)
1966 86th U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe (46 12-10 63 64)
1966 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1966 Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a home run on his 1st at bat
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic
1966 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
1965 Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1965 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
1964 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
1964 Gillette's 20 year contract with MSG and ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleveland Auditorium
1962 Beatles cut "Love Me Do" and "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums
1962 Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles
1962 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 Bob Dylan's 1st New York performance
1960 17th Olympic games close in Rome, Italy
1960 74th U.S. Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Maria Fraser (64 1012 64)
1960 80th U.S. Mens Tennis: Neale A Fraser beats Rodney G Laver (64 64 97)
1959 "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
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
1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1956 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th home run
1956 Vladimir Kuts runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1956 Yankees Yogi Berra ties career record for home runs (236) by a catcher
1955 69th U.S. Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward (64 62)
1955 75th U.S. Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall beats (97 63 63)
1955 KTVT TV channel 11 in Fort Worth-Dallas, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 1st Miss America TV broadcast
1954 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)
1954 KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Lee Meriwether (Calif), 19, crowned 27th Miss America 1955 (1st on TV)
1953 KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews
1951 Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
1951 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours and 19 minutes
1950 "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts
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
1946 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference
1944 U.S. 5th pantzer division is 1st to enter nazi-Germany
1943 Allied arm forces conquerors Salerno
1943 Jewish ghettos of Minsk and Lida Belorussia liquidated
1943 Last German Q/pirate ship sinks near Easter Island
1943 U.S. and Australian troops join in Salamaua, New Guinea
1942 Transport nr 31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels
1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot on sight
1941 Charles Lindbergh, charges "British, Jewish and Roosevelt administration" are trying to get U.S. into WW II
1940 54th Postmaster General: Frank C. Walker of Pennsylvania takes office
1940 Anton Mussert establishes Dutch SS
1940 Hitler begins operation-Seelowe (invasion England)
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
1937 51st U.S. Womens Tennis: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (64 62)
1937 57th U.S. Mens Tennis: J D Budge beats G vs. Cramm (61 79 61 36 61)
1936 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
1935 49th U.S. Womens Tennis: H H Jacobs beats Sarah H Palfrey Fabyan (62 64)
1935 U.S. captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
1933 Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at U.S. Tennis championship
1930 Stomboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
1929 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
1928 1st TV drama-WGY's Queens Messenger
1928 Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees
1927 After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2
1927 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
1926 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1)
1926 Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu
1926 Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining
1926 U.S. defeats France for their 7th straight Davis Cup championship
1926 Yankees' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies
1923 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yankees
1923 Bernie Neis, hits the 1,000th Dodger home run
1923 ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over New York's tallest skyscraper, Woolworth Tower
1922 British mandate of Palestine begins
1922 Yankees play their farewell home game in Polo Grounds win doubleheader
1919 U.S. Marines invade Honduras
1918 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
1916 German troops conquer Kavalla Greece
1914 T Handy publishes "St. Louis Blues"
1912 Netherland Olympic Committee forms
1912 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game
1910 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
1909 Max Wolf rediscovers Halley's comet
1900 President Kruger crosses border with Mozambique
1895 FA Cup stolen in Birmingham
1893 Bronx Gas and Electric Company opens on Frisby and Tremont Ave
1893 Shaku Soen is 1st Zen teacher to visit the West (Chicago)
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Crooked Man"
1886 Mayflower (U.S.) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
1885 Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia
1883 James Cutler patents postal mail chute
1881 Triple landslides bury Elm, Switzerland
1877 Rijkslandbouwhoge school opens in Wageningen
1875 1st newspaper cartoon strip
1853 1st electric telegraph used (Merchant's Exchange to Pt Lobos)
1852 Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia R
1850 "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind gives 1st U.S. concert
1847 1st singing of Stephen Fosters "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)
1839 1st Canadian track and field meet held (Caer Howell Grounds)
1831 Charles Darwin meets with Captain Fitzroy at Plymouth
1814 Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh
1814 Battle of Lake Champlain, New York; American Navy defeats British
1789 Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury
1786 Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
1777 Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British
1773 Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
1741 Queen Maria Theresa addresses Hungarian Parliament
1714 French and Spanish troops under duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona
1709 Battle at Malplaquet: England/Austria/Dutch Great Alliance beat France
1697 Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen van Savoye beats Turkish superior power
1649 Massacre of Drogheda-Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists
1649 Oliver Cromwell seizes Drogheda Ireland, most inhabitants massacred
1648 Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki's beats John Casimir
1645 Thomas Fairfax' New Model-army occupies Bristol
1557 Catholic and Lutheran theology debated in Worm
1304 Willem III becomes earl of Holland
1297 Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel Wm Wallace beats English
813 Charles the Great crowns Louis I emperor











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