1709: During the Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Austria and the Netherlands band together in their fight against France.
1714: French Bourbon and Spanish armies siege the city of Barcelona, Catalonia and forces it to surrender during the War of the Spanish Succession.
1758: At the Battle of Saint Cast during the Seven Years War, France manages to repels Britain’s invasion.
1777: British forces defeat American forces at the Battle of Brandywine in Chester County, Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War.
1789: Alexander Hamilton is appoint as the 1stS Secretary of the Treasury.
1792: Along with other valuable and rare French Crown Jewels, the Hope Diamond is stolen by six men.
1802: The Kingdom of Piedmont is annexed by the country of France.
1919: Honduras is invaded by the U.S Marine Corps.
1941: Charles Lindbergh gives a now infamous speech at the Des Moines Coliseum entitled: “Who are the War Agitators?” In that speech, he accusses the British, the FDR Administration and the Jews for pressing for war in Germany.
1943: The Nazis’ begin the liquidation of the Lida and Minsk ghettos.
1944: The Royal Air Force conducts a bombing raid on Darmstadt.
1976: A Croatian terrorist Zvonko Bušić planted a bomb at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. It’s discovered by the NYPD and an officer is killed while trying to defuse the bomb.
1985: Ty Cobb’s baseball record for most career hits is broken by Pete Rose when he makes his 4,192nd
2001: Two hijacked passenger planes crash into the World Trade Center in New York City and a third passenger plane crashes into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. A fourth plane crashes into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The results of this coordinated attack by suicide terrorists from al-Qaeda resulted in the deaths of almost 3,000 people.
2007: Russia begins testing on the “Father of all Bombs.” The largest conventional weapon of all time.
Famous Birthdays on September 11
English novelist, playwright, critic and poet D.H. Lawrence is born in 1885.
American composer and conductor Herbert Stothart is born in 1885.
American actress, dancer and singer Lola Falana is born in 1942.
English author and illustrator Anthony Browne is born in 1946.
American actress Amy Madigan is born in 1950.
American guitarist and singer-songwriter Tommy Shaw is born in 1953.
American director and screenwriter Tony Gilroy is born in 1956.
American singer-songwriter, actor and pianist Harry Connick Jr. is born in 1967.
American director and screenwriter Paul Mayeda Berges is born in 1968.
American actress Taraji P. Henson is born in 1970.