The September 11 attacks, commonly known as 9/11, were four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the militant Islamic extremist network al-Qaeda against the United States.
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- World First Aid Day
What Happened On This Day – September 11
2012: Attacks on The US Diplomatic Compounds in Benghazi, Libya
About 150 Islamic militants attacked two different US diplomatic buildings in the city with gunfire, grenades, and mortars. 4 Americans including US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens died in the attack. The incident led to political controversy in the country, especially related to the statements made by then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and members of the State Department.
2011: Occupy Wall Street movement begins
The Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street District of New York City
2007: Russia Tests Father of All Bombs
The world’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb was a thermobaric bomb – it detonated mid-air and uses the oxygen in the air to create an explosion. The energy released by the bomb equaled 44 tons of TNT.
2001: September 11 Attacks in the United States
A series of 4 coordinated suicide attacks were carried out by the terrorist group Al Qaeda on the morning of September 11. Nineteen militants hijacked 4 California-bound airplanes from east coast cities in the US and used the planes to target major American landmarks. Two planes were crashed into the two towers of the World Trade Center, which caused them to collapse within two hours of being struck. One plane was crashed into the Pentagon building in Arlington, Virginia, while the fourth plane, thought to be bound towards Washington DC, crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers tried to fight back against the hijackers. The attacks injured about 6000 people, claimed the lives of about 3000 people, caused significant economic damage, and destroyed property worth tens of billions of dollars. The attack was the precursor to the War Against Terror and the War in Afghanistan.
1998: Commonwealth Games Open in Kuala Lumpur
The 16th Commonwealth Games were held for the first time in an Asian country that did not have the British monarchy as the head of the state, 69 countries participated in the games that are held every 4 years.
2001: The 9/11 attacks carried out on September 11, 2001, were a series of terrorist attacks upon the United States of America.
1977: the trailblazing #Atari2600 ( #AtariVCS ), hit homes in the Flag of the United States. In 1980, the killer app Space Invaders came out and everybody wanted a piece.
1970: the $1830 Ford Pinto designed to compete with compact imports, was introduced in the US.
1945: Physician, Willem J Kolff performed the first successful kidney dialysis using his artificial kidney machine
1928: In 1928, Radio station WGY of General Electric made the first simulcast in Schenectady, New York. A play called “The Queen’s Messenger” had its audio broadcast over the radio with the picture in sync over television at the same time.
1875: 1st newspaper cartoon strip was published.
Births On This Day, September 11
1977: Ludacris, American rapper, producer, actor, founded Disturbing tha Peace Records
1965: Moby, American singer-songwriter, DJ
1965: Bashar al-Assad, Syrian politician, 21st President of Syria
1924: Rudolf Vrba, Czech/Canadian holocaust survivor, educator
1885: D. H. Lawrence, English novelist
Deaths On This Day, September 11
1987: Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist
1973: Salvador Allende, Chilean physician, politician
1971: Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet politician, 7th Premier of the Soviet Union
1948: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian/Pakistani lawyer, politician, founder of Pakistan
1941: Christian Rakovsky, Bulgarian revolutionary, politician