A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 11th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On September 11, 1297, Scottish forces led by William “Braveheart” Wallace defeated the English at Stirling Bridge.
On September 11, 1792, in the midst of the confusion of the French Revolution, the crown jewels, which included the fabulous Hope Diamond (Le Bleu de France), were stolen.
On September 11, 1826, Captain William Morgan was arrested in Batavia, New York, supposedly on a charge of failing to pay a debt.
On September 11, 1941, aviator Charles Lindbergh delivered a speech for the America First Committee in Des Moines, Iowa, in which he claimed the US was being coerced into World War II, alleging, “…pressing this country toward war; the British, the Jewish, and the Roosevelt Administration.”
On September 11, 1998, Rounders, an American drama film about the underground world of high-stakes poker, opened to mixed reviews and earned only a modest box office.
On September 11, 2001, the fanatical Islamist terror group, al-Qaeda, carried out coordinated attacks against the United States, resulting in the crashing of a fully occupied jetliner into the Pentagon, the hijacking and subsequent crash of another jetliner, and the crashing of yet another two jetliners into the World Trade Center, taking down two of the tallest buildings in the world.
On September 11, 2007, the Russian military tested the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in history, a weapon they called “The Father of All Bombs.”
On September 11, 2012, the ascending aorta in History and Headlines author Major Dan’s chest exploded, a burst aneurism followed by a massive aorta dissection, spelling almost certain death.
On September 11, 2015, the city of Mecca, the holiest city within the religion of Islam, was the scene of a horrific accident when a crane collapsed at the Masjid al-Haram, also known as The Great Mosque, killing 111 and injuring another 394 people.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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