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

  • 506
    The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
  • 1185
    Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1683
    Battle of Vienna.
  • 1709
    Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria fight against France.
  • 1786
    The Beginning of the Annapolis Convention.
  • 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 used to store them.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia’s predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
  • 1922
    The British Mandate of Palestine begins.
  • 1943
    World War II: Start of the liquidation of the Ghettos in Minsk and Lida by the Nazis.
  • 1954
    Hurricane Edna hits New England as a Category 3 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.
  • 1961
    Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund.
  • 1972
    The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system has its opening day of passenger service.
  • 1973
    A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years.
  • 1974
    Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
  • 1985
    Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb’s baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit
  • 1997
    14 Estonian soldiers die in the Kurkse tragedy, drowning in the Baltic Sea
  • 1997
    NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.

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