September 11th

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.
2012 Benghazi attack
2011
Occupy Wall Street movement begins. The Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street District of New York City
Occupy Wall Street
2009
Michael Jordan was enshrined in the basketball Hall of Fame.
List of players in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ...
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.
Father of All Bombs
2002
Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas died at age 69.
Johnny Unitas
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. 19 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 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 claimed the lives of about 3,000 people and destroyed property worth billions of dollars. The attack was the precursor to the War Against Terror and the War in Afghanistan.
September 11 attacks
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.
1998 Commonwealth Games
1997
In Scotland, voters approved the establishment of a parliament to run their domestic affairs, after 290 years of union with England.
Scottish Parliament
1985
Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds recorded his 4,192nd hit, breaking Ty Cobb's career record.
1985 in baseball
1973
Chilean President Salvador Allende died in a violent military coup.
1973 Chilean coup d'état
1971
Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.
Nikita Khrushchev
1962
The Beatles recorded their first single, "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You," at EMI studios in London.
Love Me Do
1941
Charles A. Lindbergh sparked charges of anti-Semitism with a speech in which he blamed "the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration" for trying to draw the United States into World War II.
History of antisemitism in the United States
1936
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) in Nevada.
Hoover Dam
1885
Author D.H. Lawrence was born in Eastwood, England.
D. H. Lawrence
1850
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale," gave her first concert in the United States, at Castle Garden in New York.
Jenny Lind tour of America, 1850–52
1814
An American fleet scored a decisive victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain during the War of 1812.
List of War of 1812 Battles
1789
Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first Secretary of the Treasury.
Alexander Hamilton
1697
Battle of Zenta: forces of Prince Eugen of Savoye defeat the Turks, ending Ottoman control of large parts of Central Europe.
List of battles 1601–1800
1609
Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia. beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos
Expulsion of the Moriscos
1297
Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace beats English.
Battle of Stirling Bridge