This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, 11 September is the 254th day of the year and the 255th day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened worldwide on 11 September as well as the birthdays of famous people.
The Battle of Delhi took place on 11 September 1803 during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's army under General Louis Bourquin and Sardar Ravsaheb Wable. estimated 464 - 485 men killed or wounded.
11th September 1803 – The Battle of Delhi takes place, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between 4,000 British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's 17,000 strong army under General Louis Bourquin. The British capture the city. 🇬🇧🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/FFX0ndrpQM— Sir Walter Raleigh (@NxlAnglo) September 11, 2021
On September 11, 1893, the World Parliament of Religions convened its first session in Chicago, where Indian monk Swami Vivekananda delivered a powerful speech.
Universal brotherhood day— amatya (@amatya18) September 11, 2019
It is observed on September 11 every year. It marks the commemoration of Swami Vivekananda's famous speech delivered on September 11 1893 in Chicago to the delegates of the World Parliament of Religions. pic.twitter.com/xkt2J6wMGR
On September 11, 1906, Mahatma Gandhi invented the word “Satyagraha” to describe the South African nonviolent campaign.
Construction began on the Pentagon, in Arlington county, Virginia; one of the largest office buildings in the world, it is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, including the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
Construction of Pentagon began on September 11, 1941 pic.twitter.com/3KPY7UWX1m— Julija 🌹🌹🌹 (@Julija9j) March 27, 2022
On September 11 1951, Florence Chadwick emerged onto French soil and became the first woman to swim round-trip across the English Channel. By successfully completing her 16-hour swim, Chadwick proved to the world that women were just as capable as men at long-distance swimming.
#DailySwimmingFact: #OnThisDay in 1951, American swimmer Florence Chadwick became the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions 🏊♀️— Swim England (@Swim_England) September 11, 2019
She set new record times for both swims‼️ #SE150 #OTD #WednesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/vmskWzN0Nw
The World Wildlife Fund was conceived in April, 1961, and set up shop in September, 1961, at IUCN's headquarters in Morges, Switzerland. H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands became the organization's first president.
The World Wildlife Fund was established on this day in 1961— Gaston Hinostroza (@GusHinostroza) September 12, 2019
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system had its opening day of passenger service on 9/ 11/72
On 9/11/97, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reached Mars further fueling our curiosity about the universe we all live in
Two passenger aircraft hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists collided with New York’s World Trade Towers, causing both to fall and killing 2,606 people on September 11, 2001.
How 9/11 Changed America: Four Major Lasting Impacts (with Lesson Plan) on 9/11/2001, the attack on the world trade centre in New York by Al Qaeda terrorists. pic.twitter.com/XnArTk0NtS— Samson Nyimu (@SamsonNyimu5) September 9, 2022