About September 11

September 11, 2021 is the 254th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 111 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 143 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

  • 1390
    Lithuanian Civil War (1389–1392): the Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.
  • 1609
    Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain’s Moriscos.
  • 1697
    Battle of Zenta.
  • 1708
    Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish empire ceases to be a major power.
  • 1714
    Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1758
    Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1803
    Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia’s army under General Louis Bourquin.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1931
    Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Charles Luciano’s hitmen.
  • 1932
    Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed when their RWD 6 airplane crashes during a storm.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    Hurricane Edna hits New England as a Category 3 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    The September 11 attacks take place in the United States. Airplane hijackings result in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, damage to The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the crashing of a passenger airliner near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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