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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 31 - 60.

  • 1857
    The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
  • 1893
    Parliament of the World’s Religions opens in Chicago, where Swami Vivekananda delivers his speech on fanaticism, tolerance and the truth inherent in all religions.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
  • 1914
    Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.
  • 1916
    The Quebec Bridge’s central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907.
  • 1919
    U.S. Marines invade Honduras.
  • 1921
    Nahalal, the first moshav in Palestine, is settled as part of a Zionist plan to colonize Palestine and creating a Jewish state, later to be Israel.
  • 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.
  • 1931
    Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Lucky Luciano’s hitmen.
  • 1932
    Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed when their RWD 6 airplane crashes during a storm.
  • 1939
    World War II: Canada declares war on Germany, the country’s first independent declaration of war
  • 1940
    George Stibitz performs the first remote operation of a computer.
  • 1941
    Ground is broken for the construction of The Pentagon.
  • 1941
    Charles Lindbergh’s Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and the Roosevelt administration of pressing for war with Germany.
  • 1943
    World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija.
  • 1943
    World War II: Start of the liquidation of the Ghettos in Minsk and Lida by the Nazis.
  • 1944
    World War II: The first Allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Germany.
  • 1944
    World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.
  • 1945
    World War II: Australian 9th Division forces liberate the Japanese-run Batu Lintang camp, a POW and civilian internment camp on the island of Borneo.
  • 1950
    Korean War: President Harry S. Truman approved military operations north of the 38sup th parallel.
  • 1954
    Hurricane Edna hits New England as a Category 1 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.
  • 1961
    Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
  • 1965
    Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Army captures the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore.
  • 1968
    Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and six crew.
  • 1968
    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) was founded.
  • 1970
    The Dawson’s Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
  • 1971
    The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.
  • 1972
    The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.

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