September 11 in history

On September 11:

1816 German lens maker Carl Zeiss was born.

1862 USA author O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) was born.

1885 English writer D. H (David Herbert Richards)  Lawrence was born.

1917 English writer Jessica Mitford was born.

1928 The first Trans-Tasman flight took place.

1961 the World Wildlife Fund was formed.

1973 Chilean President Salvador Allende was killed in a revolt.

1997  Scotland voted in a referendum  to form a  devlolved parliament within the United Kingdom .

2001 The September 11 suicide attacks took place in the USA.


Twin towers of the World Trade Center burning.

Sourced from BBC On This Day, NZ History Online, Wikipedia.

One Response to September 11 in history

  1. scrubone says:

    I always remember Paul Holmes telling us we’d always remember Sep. *12th* – because of course, that’s when it happened our time.

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