About September 11

September 11, 2024 is the 255th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 111 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 140 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

September 11: More About This Day

It is usually the first day of the year in the Coptic calendar and Ethiopian calendar (in the period AD 1900 to AD 2099).

What Happened On September 11

  • 506
    The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
  • 1683
    Battle of Vienna.
  • 1775
    Benedict Arnold’s expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1789
    Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
  • 1802
    France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.
  • 1914
    Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.
  • 1919
    U.S. Marines invade Honduras.
  • 1922
    One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia’s predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
  • 1922
    The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • 1941
    Charles Lindbergh’s Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and the Roosevelt administration of pressing for war with Germany.
  • 1944
    World War II: The first Allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
  • 1974
    Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
  • 1992
    Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
  • 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 took place.
  • 2004
    All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).
  • 2007
    Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

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