1600s / 17th century history on the 11th of September

1609 : Henry Hudson discovered Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.

Manhattan: What Henry Hudson Saw in 1609.. what did it look like before New York City was built? (National Geographic verified YouTube channel video) over 250,000 views
1700s / 18th century history on the 11th of September

1775 : Benedict Arnold’s expedition to Quebec left Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

1792 : The Hope Diamond was stolen, along with other French crown jewels, when 6 men broke into the house where they were stored.

1800s / 19th century history on the 11th of September

1816 : Carl Zeiss, the German lens maker, was born in Weimar, German Confederation (died in 1888 aged 72). In 1846 he founded Carl Zeiss AG, a German manufacturer of optical systems, which is still in operation 176 years later (as of 2022) aka Zeiss Group . official website : Zeiss.com

125 years Carl Zeiss Foundation: Journey with Light (ZEiSS Group YouTube channel video) over 18,000 views

1847 : “Oh! Susanna” song by Stephen Foster was performed for the first time, at a saloon in Pittsburgh.

1885 : D. H. Lawrence, the writer, was born David Herbert Lawrence, in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England (died in 1930 aged 44).

1900s / 20th century history on the 11th of September

1903 : The 1st Milwaukee Mile race was held, at the Milwaukee Mile oval race track, in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA. It is the oldest operating major speedway in the world.

1917 : Ferdinand Marcos, the 10th President of the Philippines, was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands (died in 1989 aged 72).

1940 : The 1st remote operation of a computer was performed, by George Stibitz.

1941 : The construction of The Pentagon was started. official website : defense.gov

1950 : Bruce Doull, the Australian footballer, was born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

1953 : Tommy Shaw, the American singer-songwriter and guitarist, was born in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. He is best known for time in the rock band Styx since 1975. official websites : TommyShaw.net | StyxWorld.com

Tommy Shaw performing – Fooling Yourself in 2016 with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra verified YouTube channel video) over 3 million views
STYX – Babe official video from 1979 (STYX verified YouTube channel video) over 5 million views

1953 : Renée Geyer, the Australian singer was born in Melbourne, Australia. official website : ReneeGeyer.com.au

Renée Geyer – Do You Know What I Mean – 1981 music video (Antipodes YouTube channel video) over 6000 views
Renée Geyer interview on Channel 10 on the 9th May 2013 (Channel 10 YouTube channel video) over 13,000 views

1962 : Kristy McNichol, the American actress was born Christina Ann McNichol, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Kristy McNichol Wins Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series from the Emmys Archive in 1979 (Television Academy verified YouTube channel video) over 60,000 views

1965 : Moby, American singer-songwriter and musician, was born Richard Melville Hall, in New York City, USA. official website : Moby.com

Moby – Porcelain official music video (emimusic verified YouTube channel video) over 45 million views

1967 : Harry Connick Jr., American singer, musician and actor, was born Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr., in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. official website : HarryConnickJr.com

Harry Connick Jr. – Just the Way You Are (Harry Connick, Jr. verified YouTube channel video) over 6 million views

1977 : Ludacris, the American rapper, was born Christopher Brian Bridges, in Champaign, Illinois, USA.

1978 : Ben Lee, the Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, was born in Sydney, Australia. official website : Ben-Lee.com

Ben Lee – Catch My Disease official music video (Ben Lee verified YouTube channel video) over 60,000 views

1997 : The NASA Mars Global Surveyor reached Mars.

1998 : Opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This was the first time that an Asian country hosted the Commonwealth Games. official website of the Commonwealth Games Federation: TheCGF.com

2000s / 21st century history on the 11th of September

2001 : The September 11 attacks : Two hijacked aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. A third aircraft smashed into The Pentagon, in Arlington County, Virginia. And a fourth aircraft crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The series of 4 coordinated suicide attacks, by 19 members of al-Qaeda, resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people.

9/11, 2001 as it happened : The extraordinary footage captured by news networks, eyewitnesses and people on the scene (The Age & Sydney Morning Herald YouTube channel video) over 8 million views
9/11 Timeline: The Attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City (History verified YouTube channel video) over 6 million views

2004 : David Mann, the American artist, died aged 64 (born in 1939).

2007 : Russia tested the Father of All Bombs. the largest conventional weapon ever made.

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