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.