11 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Carl Zeiss, 1816
  • Benjamin Tillett, 1860
  • O. Henry, 1862
  • D. H. Lawrence, 1885
  • Hedy Lamarr, 1914
  • Jessica Mitford, 1917
  • Ferdinand Marcos, 1917
  • Tom Landry, 1924
  • Robert Packwood, 1932
  • Earl Holliman, 1936
  • Brian DePalma, 1940
  • Lola Falana, 1943
  • Kristy McNichol, 1962
  • Harry Connick Jr., 1967

Died On This Day:

  • Jan Smuts, 1950
  • Robert Service, 1958
  • Pier Angeli suicide, 1971
  • Nikita Khrushchev, 1971
  • Salvador Allende suicide, 1973
  • Lorne Greene, 1987
  • Peter Tosh shot, 1987
  • Jessica Tandy, 1994
  • John Ritter, 2003
  • Fred Ebb, 2004

Today's Events:

  • 1683 - Humiliation for the armies of Islam as they are turned back from the gates of Vienna. (see 2001)
  • 1697 - Battle of Zenta; Austria becomes foremost power in central Europe in win over Ottomans.
  • 1777 - Battle of Brandywine (Delaware)-British under General Howe defeat George Washington's men.
  • 1789 - Alexander Hamilton appointed first Secretary of the Treasury by George Washington.
  • 1841 - First commuter train goes into service in England between London and Brighton.
  • 1841 - Painter John Goffe Rand patents the squeezable tube (for artist's paints).
  • 1847 - Stephen Foster's big hit song 'Susanna' first performed at the Eagle Saloon in Pittsburgh.
  • 1850 - Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, makes American debut under the auspices of P.T. Barnum.
  • 1909 - Halley's comet first observed at Heidelberg.
  • 1928 - World's first television play 'The Queen's Messenger' broadcast by WGY TV, Schenectady N.Y.
  • 1951 - Stravinsky's only opera, "The Rake's Progress" premieres at Teatro La Fenice in Venice conducted by the composer.
  • 1952 - World’s first implantation of an artificial heart valve in a human by Charles Hufnagel at Georgetown University Hospital.
  • 1954 - First telecast of a Miss America pageant from Atlantic City. Bert Parks MC'd.
  • 1978 - Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov stabbed by ricin poison dart fired from umbrella on Waterloo Bridge, London.
  • 2001 - Terrorist strike NY; Islamic suicide bombers crash two jets into World Trade Centre; another hits the Pentagon; 2,973 dead plus 19 hijackers.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Paphnutius
  • Protus and Hyacinth
  • Deiniol

Holiday:

  • Patriot Day in US in honor of those who lost lives in terrorist attacks of 9/11

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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