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SEPTEMBER 11

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Federated States of Micronesia: Pohnpei Liberation Day
(Commemoration of the 1945 liberation of the island of Pohnpei from Japanese)
Federated States of Micronesia World War II Association of Pacific Island Legislatures
United States: Patriot Day
(Remembrance of those who died September 11, 2001)
New York City The Pentagon Pennsylvania Case Study of September 11 Death
1877 Rosika Schwimmer (Hungarian Feminist and Pacifist) Hungarian Political and Social Leaders) Women's Rights
1895 Vinoba Bhave (Indian Social Reformer; Disciple of Mahatma Gandhi) Indian Political and Social Leaders) Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights
1899 Jimmie Davis (Governor of Louisiana: 1944-1948, 1960-1964) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders) Politics Louisiana Secretary of State
1917 Ferdinand Marcos (President of the Republic of the Philippines) Ferdinand Marcos
1928 Reubin O'Donovan Askew (Oklahoma-born 37th Governor of Florida) Oklahoma Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Politics Florida State Historical Association
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1303 Pope Boniface III (Italian-born Roman Catholic Pope) Italian Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Roman Catholic Popes Concordia
1888 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (Argentine Statesman) Argentinian Political and Social Leaders Education Government of Argentina (in Spanish)
1911 William R. Boggs (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War State of Georgia
1948 Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Founder of Pakistan) Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
1971 Nikita Khrushchev (Ukrainian-born Premiere of the Soviet Union) Nikita Khrushchev Soviet Union
1973 Salvador Allende (President of Chile: Military Coup d'état) Salvador Allende History Channel BBC
1974 Harold E. Hallows (Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources Wisconsin Supreme Court Wisconsin Historical Society
2001 John Ogonowski (Massachusetts-born Pilot for American Airlines Flight #11 That Crashes into the New York World Trade Center) Massachusetts Aviators New York City Case Study of September 11 Terrorism Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
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1297 William Wallace Leads Scots to Victory at Stirling Bridge William Wallace British History BBC
1776 British Offer Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge Honorable Return to the Realm If They Will Revoke the Declaration of Independence Great Britain Declaration of Independence The American Revolution New York Historical Society
1777 British Defeat Washington at the Battle of Brandywine Great Britain Pennsylvania George Washington The American Revolution Independence Hall Association
1789 Alexander Hamilton Is Appointed as the First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton U.S. Treasury Historic Firsts U.S  Treasury
1814 U.S. Forces Rout the British Fleet on Lake Champlain New York Vermont War of 1812 Naval History History Channel
1821 News of Mexico's Independence from Spain Reaches Santa Fe Where All Local Government Officials Swear Allegiance to Mexico Mexico Spain Santa Fe, New Mexico New Mexico Magazine
1841 All But One Member of President Tyler's Cabinet Resign Over Bank Issue John Tyler The American Presidency Economics History Channel
1842 Mexican General Adrián Woll Captures San Antonio with a Force of 12,000 Mexico Military Figures San Antonio, Texas War Texas State historical Association
1854 Illinois Journal Publishes Editorial by Abraham Lincoln on the Kansas-Nebraska Act Illinois Kansas-Nebraska Act Slavery Abraham Lincoln Journalism Lincoln Library
1862 A Landing Party from the U.S.S. Sagamore Attacks Salt Works at St. Andrew's Bay, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Association
Confederate Cannoneers Duel the Federal Gunboat, Union, at Florida's St. John's Bluff Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida State Historical Association
1863 President Lincoln Directs Tennessee Governor, Andrew Johnson, to Organize a Loyal State Government Tennessee Government Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson American Civil War Lincoln Library
1864 10-day Truce Declared to Allow Residents to Evacuate Atlanta Georgia Fall of Atlanta State of Georgia
1936 President Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder (Hoover) Dam by Starting Its Generators from Washington, D.C. Nevada Franklin Roosevelt Hoover Dam New York Times
1940 Hitler Sends Reinforcements into Romania Romania Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler World War II History Channel
1941 Ground Is Broken for the Construction of the Pentagon The Pentagon Defense Technical Information Center
1943 German Forces Seize Major Cities in Central and Northern Italy, Including Rome, Milan, Trieste, Genoa, Bologna, Verona, and Cremona Italy Germany World War II The League of Nations
1944 President Roosevelt Meets British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Quebec, Canada Canada Franklin Roosevelt Winston Churchill World War II New York Times
5th U.S. Armored Division Liberates Luxembourg (Sep 10-12) Luxembourg World War II Luxembourg Office of Tourism
1952 UN Resolution Returns Eritrea to Ethiopia from Italian/British Control Eritrea Ethipoia Great Britain Italy Country Studies
1973 Chilean President Salvador Allende Dies in Military Coup d'état Salvador Allende Death History Channel BBC
1990 Utility Service Is Cut Off to Homes Boycotting Rents in South Africa's Tumahole Township South Africa Housing Economics South African History
1991 President Mikhail Gorbachev Announces the End of the Soviet Union's Military Presence in Cuba Cuba Fall of Soviet Communism Cold War TV News Archives
1997 Scotland Votes to Establish Its Own Parliament after 290 years of Union with England Scottish Government English Government Voting New York Times
2001 Terrorist Attacks Destroy Both NYC World Trade Towers: 3,748 die New York City Case Study of September 11 Terrorism Death
Terrorists Crash Jet Airliner into the Pentagon: 189 die Washington, D.C. The Pentagon Terrorism Death
Terrorists Hijacked Jetliner Crashes in Pennsylvania: 44 die Pennsylvania The White House Terrorism Death
2005 Israelis End Occupation of Gaza Israel Palestine BBC

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