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September 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 83 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1185
    Isaac II Angelos kills Stephen Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronikos I Komnenos 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.
  • 1297
    Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly-led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.
  • 1390
    Lithuanian Civil War (1389–92): The Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.
  • 1541
    Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco.
  • 1565
    Ottoman forces retreat from Malta ending the Great Siege of Malta.
  • 1609
    Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain’s Moriscos.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.
  • 1649
    Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell’s English Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.
  • 1697
    Battle of Zenta.
  • 1708
    Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish Empire ceases to be a major power.
  • 1709
    Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria fight against France.
  • 1714
    Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1758
    Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1775
    Benedict Arnold’s expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1776
    British–American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Brandywine: The British celebrate a major victory in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  • 1786
    The beginning of the Annapolis Convention.
  • 1789
    Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
  • 1792
    The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.
  • 1802
    France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.
  • 1803
    Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia’s army under General Louis Bourquin.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.
  • 1826
    Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that lead to his mysterious disappearance.
  • 1829
    Surrender of the expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown in order to retake Mexico. This was the consummation of Mexico’s campaign for independence.
  • 1830
    Anti-Masonic Party convention; one of the first American political party conventions.
  • 1847
    Stephen Foster’s song “Oh! Susanna” is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh.
  • 1851
    Christiana Resistance: Escaped slaves stand against their former owner in armed resistance in Christiana, Pennsylvania, creating a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement.
  • 1852
    The State of Buenos Aires secedes from the Argentine Federal government, rejoining on September 17, 1861. Several places are named Once de Septiembre after this event.

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