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September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years). There are 111 days remaining.
It is usually the first day of the Coptic calendar (in the period 1900 to 2099 A.D.).
The terms "September 11th" and "9/11" have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon in the United States.
1226 - The Catholic practice of Perpetual adoration begins. 1297 - Battle of Stirling Bridge - Scots of William Wallace defeat English. 1541 - Santiago, Chile destroyed by indigenous tribes. 1609 - Henry Hudson lands on Manhattan island. 1609 - Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos 1709 - Battle of Malplaquet - Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria defeat France. 1714 - Barcelona surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbonic armies in the War of the Spanish Succession. 1776 - British- American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolution. 1777 - Battle of Brandywine 1786 - The Beginning of the Annapolis Convention. 1789 - Alexander Hamilton is appointed as first Secretary of the Treasury. 1814 - The Battle of Plattsburgh. 1847 - Stephen Foster's most memorable song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1857 - The Mountain Meadows Massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah. 1858 - George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora. 1888 - Death of the Argentine politician Domingo Sarmiento, after which the Latin American Teacher's Day was chosen. 1911 - Middle Tennessee State University was founded in Mufreesboro, Tennesseee 1914 - Australia invades New Britain, defeating German contingent there. 1918 - The Boston Red Sox won the World Series; they would do so again on October 27, 2004 after 86 years. 1919 - US Marines invade Honduras. 1921 - Fatty Arbuckle arrested for rape. 1922 - British Mandate of Palestine begins. 1922 - One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded. 1926 - Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails. 1931 - Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Charles Luciano's hitmen. 1932 - Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, killed in a plane crash as their RWD 6 crashed in the ground during a storm. 1940 - George Stibitz pioneered the first remote operation of a computer. 1941 - Ground broken for the construction of The Pentagon. 1941 - World War II: US Navy ordered to attack German U-boats. 1943 - World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohien 1943 - World War II: start of the liquidation of the Ghettos in Minsk and Lida by the Nazis 1944 - World War II: the first allied troops of the US Army cross the western border of Nazi Germany 1948 - Henri Queuille becomes Prime Minister of France. 1955 - Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple. 1961 - Formation of the World Wildlife Fund. 1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam. 1970 - The Ford Pinto is introduced. 1972 - Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) begins regular service. 1973 - A military coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topple elected Marxist President Salvador Allende. The CIA had attempted to oust Allende for 3 years before this. 1981 - The Pee-wee Herman Show airs as a special on HBO. 1985 - Pete Rose gets his 4,192nd career base hit, breaking Ty Cobb's record which stood for over 60 years. 1987 - 9-1-1 . Emergency Number Day 1987 - anchor CBS Evening News Dan Rather, angry over being preempted for a tennis match, marches off the set, leaving affiliates with six minutes of an empty news desk. 1987 - Reggae musician Peter Tosh is murdered in his own home in Kingston, Jamaica, Jamaica. 1989 - The iron curtain opens between the communist Hungary and Austria. From Hungary thousands of East Germans throng to Austria and West Germany. 1990 - Céline Dion releases her first English-language album, . Unison 1990 - President George H. W. Bush delivers a nationally televised speech in which he threatens the use of force to remove Iraqi soldiers from Kuwait, which Iraq had recently invaded. 1992 - Hurricane Iniki, the third most damaging hurricane in United States history so far, devastates the State of Hawai'i, especially the islands of Kaua'i and Oahu. 1997 - Scotland votes to re-establish its own Parliament on the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge, after 290 years of union with England. 1998 - Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses. 2000 - Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia. 2001 - The September 11 attacks destroy the World Trade Center in New York City and part of The Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and down a passenger airliner in Pennsylvania. In total, almost 3,000 are killed. 2003 - Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh dies after being fatally wounded on September 10. 2004 - Petros VII, the (Greek Orthodox) Patriarch of Alexandria and his company were killed in an unexplained helicopter crash outside Mount Athos, Greece
Births 1524 - Pierre de Ronsard, French poet (d. 1585) 1711 - William Boyce, composer (d. 1779) 1816 - Carl Zeiss, german lens maker (d. 1888) 1825 - Eduard Hanslick, music critic (d. 1904) 1836 - Fitz Hugh Ludlow, author (d. 1870) 1862 - O. Henry, writer (d. 1910) 1885 - D.H. Lawrence, novelist (d. 1930) 1899 - Jimmie Davis, composer (d. 2000) 1913 - Paul 'Bear' Bryant, college football coach (d. 1983) 1917 - Ferdinand Marcos, Philippine political figure (d. 1989) 1917 - Jessica Mitford, writer (d. 1996) 1923 - Dharmsamrat Paramhans Swami Madhavananda, Hindu guru 1924 - Tom Landry, National Football League coach (d. 2000) 1927 - G. David Schine, businessman (d. 1996) 1933 - Dr. William L. Pierce, author, National Alliance Leader (d. 2002) 1933 - Susan Sontag, author 1935 - Arvo Part, composer 1935 - Gherman Titov, cosmonaut (d. 2000) 1940 - Brian de Palma, director 1940 - Theodore Olson, U.S. Solicitor General 1942 - Lola Falana, singer 1943 - Mickey Hart, musician 1943 - Gilbert Proesch, artist, half of Gilbert and George 1943 - Raymond Villeneuve, founding member of the FLQ terrorist organization 1945 - Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer 1948 - John Martyn, musician 1950 - Barry Sheene former World Champion motorcyclist 1962 - Elizabeth Daily, actress 1962 - Kristy McNichol, actress 1964 - Ellis Burks, baseball player 1964 - Roxann Dawson, actress ( ) Star Trek: Voyager 1965 - Richard Melville Hall aka Moby, musician 1965 - David Roe, English snooker player 1966 - Bashar al-Assad, Syrian dictator since 2000 1967 - Harry Connick, Jr., singer 1968 - Kay Hanley, musician 1971 - Richard Ashcroft, singer 1977 - Ludacris, rapper 1977 - Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player 1978 - Ed Reed, American football player 1981 - Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine High School massacre gunmen (d. 1999)
Deaths 1680 - Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596) 1823 - David Ricardo, economist 1843 - Joseph Nicollet, mathematician and explorer 1851 - Sylvester Graham inventor of Graham cracker 1888 - Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentine President 1921 - Subramanya Bharathy, Tamil Indian poet (b. 1882) 1931 - Salvatore Maranzano, crime boss 1932 - Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish pilots, killed in a plane crash 1948 - Muhammed Ali Jinnah, first Governor-General of Pakistan 1950 - Jan Smuts, South African soldier and statesman 1956 - Billy Bishop, Canadian ace in World War I 1958 - Robert W. Service, poet 1966 - C. E. Woolman, founder of Delta Air Lines 1971 - Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Soviet politician and leader 1972 - Max Fleischer, animator 1973 - Salvador Allende, Chilean President 1978 - Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident, assassinated with a poisoned umbrella. 1978 - Janet Parker, medical photographer, the final victim of smallpox (contracted in a lab accident) 1985 - William Alwyn, English composer (b. 1905) 1987 - Lorne Greene, actor 1987 - Peter Tosh, Jamaican musician and singer 1993 - Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian conductor (b. 1912) 1994 - Jessica Tandy, actress 1995 - Anita Harding, neurologist 2001 - See Casualties of the September 11, 2001 attacks 2002 - Johnny Unitas, Pro Football Hall of Famer (b. 1933) 2003 - Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (assassinated) 2003 - John Ritter, actor 2004 - Peter VII, Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria
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The horrific September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon brought all of us here at the Archive feelings of rage at the hijackers, grief for the thousands who were murdered, and also determination that we will contribute to finding the best ways for America to respond.
The ArchiveÂ’s mission is to put on the record the primary source documentation that can enrich the policy debate, improve journalism, educate policymakers, and ensure that we donÂ’t reinvent the wheel or repeat the mistakes of the past.
To these ends, we have published a series of volumes called "The September 11th Sourcebooks." We have cast a wide net, because the policy debate itself is also ranging widely, from deployment options abroad to wiretap surveillance at home.
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