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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 61 - 83.

  • 1973
    A 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.
  • 1974
    Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
  • 1976
    A 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.
  • 1978
    Janet Parker is the last person to die of smallpox, in a laboratory-associated outbreak.
  • 1980
    Voters approve a new Constitution of Chile, later amended after the departure of president Pinochet.
  • 1982
    The 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.
  • 1985
    Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb’s baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.
  • 1988
    The St. Jean Bosco massacre takes place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • 1989
    Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.
  • 1992
    Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
  • 1997
    NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.
  • 1997
    After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.
  • 1997
    Fourteen Estonian soldiers die in the Kurkse tragedy, drowning in the Baltic Sea.
  • 1998
    Opening ceremony for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia is the first Asian country to host the games.
  • 2000
    Melbourne hosts World Economic Forum where S11 protests also take place.
  • 2001
    Two 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.
  • 2001
    Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. was formed hours before the 911 attacks.
  • 2007
    Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.
  • 2008
    A major Channel Tunnel fire broke out on a freight train, closed part of tunnel for 6 months.
  • 2012
    A total of 315 people are killed in two garment factory fires in Pakistan.
  • 2012
    The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.
  • 2013
    A 400 km long human chain called Catalan Way is organized by the Assemblea Nacional Catalana for the independence of Catalonia
  • 2015
    A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.

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