The following events took place on September 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 83 events. Showing 61 - 83.
- 1973A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.
- 1974Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
- 1976A group of Croatian nationalists plant a bomb in a coin locker at Grand Central Terminal. After stating political demands, they reveal the location and provided instructions for disarming the bomb. The disarming operation are not executed properly and the bomb explodes, killing one NYPD bomb squad specialist.
- 1978Janet Parker is the last person to die of smallpox, in a laboratory-associated outbreak.
- 1980Voters approve a new Constitution of Chile, later amended after the departure of president Pinochet.
- 1982The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel’s 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.
- 1985Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb’s baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.
- 1988The St. Jean Bosco massacre takes place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
- 1989Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.
- 1992Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
- 1997NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.
- 1997After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.
- 1997Fourteen Estonian soldiers die in the Kurkse tragedy, drowning in the Baltic Sea.
- 1998Opening ceremony for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia is the first Asian country to host the games.
- 2000Melbourne hosts World Economic Forum where S11 protests also take place.
- 2001Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda. In total 2,996 people are killed.
- 2001Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. was formed hours before the 911 attacks.
- 2007Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.
- 2008A major Channel Tunnel fire broke out on a freight train, closed part of tunnel for 6 months.
- 2012A total of 315 people are killed in two garment factory fires in Pakistan.
- 2012The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.
- 2013A 400 km long human chain called Catalan Way is organized by the Assemblea Nacional Catalana for the independence of Catalonia
- 2015A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.
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