TODAY IN HISTORY (12)
SEPTEMBER 11 IN HISTORY
2001 – Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into
The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia , and a fourth into a field near
Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda . In total 2,996 people are killed.
2007 – Russia tests the largest
conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs .
2015 – A crane collapses onto the
Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia , killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.
2016- Politics and elections
United States presidential election, 2016
The Winston-Salem Journal of N Carolina is second to endorse
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson president and the second newspap media endorsement of a third-party nominee in this election cycle to ref support Hillary Clinton or Donald T.
1893 – Parliament of the World’s Religions opens in Chicago, where
Swami Vivekananda delivers his speech on fanaticism, tolerance and the truth inherent in all religions.
1919 – U.S. Marines invade
1940 – George Stibitz performs the first remote operation of a computer.
1944 – World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.
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