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On This Day – September 11

September 11 is the 254th day of the year. 111 days remain until the end of the year.

Births

  • 600 – Yuknoom Ch’een II, Mayan ruler
  • 1862 – O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910)
  • 1913 – Bear Bryant, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
  • 1916 – Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – Tom Landry, American football player and coach (d. 2000)
  • 1937 – Queen Paola of Belgium
  • 1965 – Paul Heyman, American wrestling promoter, manager, and journalist
  • 1977 – Ludacris, American rapper and producer

Deaths

  • 1063 – Béla I of Hungary (b. 1016)
  • 1161 – Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem (b. 1105)
  • 1680 – Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596)
  • 1971 – Nikita Khrushchev, Russian general and politician (b. 1894)
  • 2001 – 2,977 victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks
  • 2002 – Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1933)

Events

  • 1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.
  • 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.
  • 1813 – War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C..
  • 1830 – Anti-Masonic Party convention; one of the first American political party conventions.
  • 1919 – United States Marine Corps invades Honduras.
  • 1941 – Ground breaking commences for The Pentagon, the future home of the United States Department of Defense, sixty years to the day before it was attacked on September 11, 2001.
  • 1950 – Korean War: President Harry S. Truman approved military operations north of the 38th parallel.
  • 1970 – The Dawson’s Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
  • 1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb’s baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.
  • 2001 – The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • 2011 – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
  • 2012 – The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.
  • 2015 – A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.

Holidays

  • “I Want to Start My Own Business” Day
  • Libraries Remember Day
  • National Emergency Responders Day
  • Make Your Bed Day
  • National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • National Hot Cross Bun Day
  • Women’s Baseball Day
  • National No News Is Good News Day
  • Remember Freedom Day
  • Patriot Day
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