What Happened on September 11


Historical Events

1912 – Philadelphia second baseman Eddie Collins steals MLB record 6 bases in the Athletics’ 9-7 win over Detroit Tigers at Navin Field
1922 – The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia
1961 – Founding of the World Wildlife Fund in Morges, Switzerland
1963 – Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
1987 – Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides’ church in Haiti, 12 die
2016 – US Open Men’s Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 3rd major title; beats defending champion Novak Đoković 6-7, 1-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3

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Famous Birthdays

1741 – Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), born in Parchim, Germany (d. 1802)
1753 – Friedrich August Baumbach, German composer, born in Gotha, Germany (d. 1813)
1876 – Stan Rowley, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m team, bronze 60m, 100m, 200m 1900), born in Young, Australia (d. 1924)
1953 – Lenise Bent, American audio engineer in music (Blondie, The Knack) and film (L.A. Heat), born in Los Angeles, California
1956 – Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
1968 – Kay Hanley, American singer-songwriter (Letters to Cleo), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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Famous Deaths

1709 – Oxenstiern, Dutch general, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet
1926 – Matsunosuke Onoe [Tsuruzo Nakamura], Japanese actor (Araki Mataemon, Yajîkita: zenpen), Japanese actor, dies at 50
1956 – Billy Bishop, Canadian First World War flying ace with 72 kills, dies at 62
1993 – Antoine Izmery, Haitian businessman and advisor to President Aristide, murdered by paramilitaries
2001 – Daniel M. Lewin, American–Israeli mathematician and founder of Akamai Technologies, dies in the terror attacks aboard flight 11 at 31
2020 – (Frederick) “Toots” Hibbert, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Maytals – “Pressure Drop”), dies with COVID-19 symptoms at 77

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