About September 11

September 11, 2020 is the 255th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 111 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 154 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.
  • 1526
    The Ottoman army occupies Buda after the crushing Hungarian defeat in the Battle of Mohács.
  • 1541
    Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonko.
  • 1683
    Battle of Vienna.
  • 1697
    Battle of Zenta.
  • 1714
    Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1789
    Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
  • 1829
    Surrender of the expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown in order to retake Mexico, This was the final consummation of Mexican independence.
  • 1857
    The Mountain Meadows Massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
  • 1914
    Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.
  • 1919
    U.S. Marines invade Honduras.
  • 1940
    George Stibitz performs the first remote operation of a computer.
  • 1941
    Charles Lindbergh’s Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and the Roosevelt administration of pressing for war with Germany.
  • 1943
    World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija.
  • 1971
    The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.
  • 1972
    The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system has its opening day of passenger service.
  • 1978
    U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on the Camp David Accords a framework for peace between Israel and Egypt and a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
  • 1989
    Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps, were free to leave for West Germany.
  • 1997
    NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.
  • 2007
    Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

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