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11 Sept, 2001 - 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
2001 : The 911 attacks carried out on September 11, 2001 were a series of terrorist attacks upon the United States of America. Four commercial passenger jet airliners were hijacked on that morning and two of the planes were crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into each tower, causing the collapse of both towers within two hours. The third aircraft was crashed into the Pentagon. Passengers on the fourth hijacked aircraft attempted to retake control of their plane from the hijackers, which crashed into a field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania killing all on board but in the process saving many other lives. Approximately 3,000 people died in these attacks. including a number of fire fighters and rescue workers.

11 Sept, 1911 - Canada Quebec Bridge
1911 : As the final part of the Quebec Bridge (the central span) was being raised into position from pontoons in the river it collapsed when it was 15 feet up in mid air it plunged back into the river killing 90 construction workers.
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11 Sept, 1922 - U.S.A. Woman Flogged
1922 : A woman was in hospital following a flogging by four masked women who are members of "Ladies of The Invisible Eye " from Dallas in Texas, they administered 100 lashes for ruining her own daughter's life.

11 Sept, 1930 - Number of Farms Decreasing
1930 : A new government report highlights the fact that the number of farms is decreasing across the states with an overall 10% reduction of farms.


11 Sept, 1930 - U.S.A. Still Explodes
1930 : A house was blown up today in Madison, Wisconsin when a still exploded in the basement. The fire which accompanied the explosion destroyed the house and a barn.
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11 Sept, 1941 - Charles A. Lindbergh
1941 : Charles A. Lindbergh has drawn widespread criticism after his speech blaming "the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration" for trying to draw America into World War II. It is well known he a strong advocate of Hitler's Nazi Germany.
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11 Sept, 1948 - India Attacks Hyderabad
1948 : Indian troops have attacked Hyderabad in Pakistan, they surrounded the area and attacked from all sides in a quick and decisive planned attack. Meanwhile protesters are demonstrating in the Pakistan Capitol demanding the Prime Minister declares war on India for it's attack.

11 Sept, 1950 - Soviet Union Talk of World War III
September 11th, 1950 : Newspapers around the world are speculating that Russia is planning on starting World War III before October, but most informed analysts do not believe Russia wants to go to war more than anybody else and it is considered to be pure hype and speculation by the worlds press.

11 Sept, 1960 - West Germany Communist Boycott
1960 : Politicians have asked the people and businesses in West Germany to boycott all goods from communist East Germany in protest to the communist squeeze on West Germany.

11 Sept, 1969 - UK Slum Housing Report
September 11th, 1969 : A new report by the housing charity "Shelter" has revealed as many as three million people in Britain are living in overcrowded slum conditions.

11 Sept, 1970 - Calls To Cut Fed Interest Rate From 8%
1970 : Calls for a significant cut in interest rates from the current 8% to 6% to boost the flagging economy appear to be losing ground to the banking sector who say any large cut would create an inflation cycle.
1970 Interest Rates Public Domain Photo

11 Sept, 1970 - Ford Introduces Pinto
September 11th, 1970 : Following the success of Japanese and European Imports Ford introduces the Pinto a compact American Made car costing less than $2,000 but because of a major design flaw more people knew about the gas tank exploding if in a rear end collision of over 20 mph than about what great value the car provided.
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11 Sept, 1973 - Chile Military Coup
1973 : President Salvador Allende was killed today during a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.

11 Sept, 1978 - Victim of Poison Umbrella Stabbing Dies
September 11th, 1978 : Georgi Markov who had defected to the west has died of blood poisoning, four days after he said he was stabbed with an poisoned umbrella tip at a London bus stop. The stabbing is being blamed on the Bulgarian equivalent of the KGB because of his writings exposing the communist party in his home country of Bulgaria.
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11 Sept, 1980 - Tanzania Poaching Getting Worse
1980 : Anti-Poaching Scouts are losing in the battle against poachers due to the lack of ammunition and as a result poaching has increased fourfold on Game Reserves in the country.

11 Sept, 1980 - UK Diamond Heist
September 11th, 1980 : The famous Marlborough diamond is stolen from a London jewelers during a daylight robbery on the store.

11 Sept, 1997 - Referendum on Scottish Home Rule
1997 : A Referendum in Scotland has ended with a resounding YES vote by Scots for support of Scotland having it's own Parliament and providing a higher degree of Scottish Home Rule.

11 Sept, 2000 - Gas Hits $1.70 Per Gallon
September 11th, 2000 : As oil prices continue to rise and the number of protests around the world increase, America the largest consumer of oil is now facing prices that may reach more than $1.70 per gallon causing concern over the effect on inflation.

11 Sept, 2002 - Thousands Gather on Day Of Remembrance
2002 : Thousands of family members and friends have gathered in a remembrance service for the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center exactly one year ago with a minutes silence observed at 0846 at Ground Zero when the first plane struck the tower.
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11 Sept, 2005 - Palestine Israeli Troops Leave Gaza
September 11th, 2005 : The last of the Israeli Troops occupying Gaza leave the area marking the end of 38 years of Israeli military rule. During the ceremony the Israeli flag is lowered for the last time.
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11 Sept, 2006 - Tonga Old King Tupou IV Dies
2006 : King Tupou IV, the 88 year old king of Tonga, died while in New Zealand receiving medical treatment. King Tupou ruled the country for 41 years. He will be succeeded to the throne by his son, Prince Tupouto’a.

11 Sept, 2007 - Indonesia New Public Order Laws
September 11th, 2007 : The Indonesian government approved a set of new laws that would regulate public order. The law bans giving money to beggars, along with banning squatters in settlements on near rivers, and spitting and smoking on public transportation.

11 Sept, 2009 - Gau Fiji Petral
2009 : A rare bird was sighted after being considered “missing” for 130 years off of the island of Gau in the Pacific Ocean. The Fiji Petral is listed as a critically endangered species.

11 Sept, 2011 - 9/11 Attacks Tenth Anniversary
September 11th, 2011 : Memorial ceremonies are held to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center, Memorial Plaza, located on the site of the former World Trade Center, opens in New York City.

11 Sept, 2012 - Robber Swallows Fake Diamond
2012 : Police in Sri Lanka have stated that a Chinese robber swallowed a fake diamond in an effort to allow an accomplice to escape with the real diamond worth around $13,000. Police were trying to track down the accomplice.

11 Sept, 2013 - Suicide Bomb Attack in Egypt
September 11th, 2013 : A double suicide bomb attack killed six soldiers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula. Several others were injured by the attacks. There has been an increase in violence in Egypt since the army ousted former President Morsi.

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D. H. Lawrence
Born: David Herbert Lawrence, September 11th, 1885, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England .
Died: March 2nd, 1930, Vence, France
Known For : D. H. Lawrence best known as a writer and poet who it is thought was also bisexual. His books caused a major stir during his lifetime and because many of the subject areas were considered taboo subjects including anti militarism and human sexuality, he did not gain the critical acclaim he deserved. But His best known novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love and Lady Chatterley's Lover are studied by students of literature the world over today. He was also an accomplished poet and an even more accomplished travel writer his books included Mornings in Mexico and Sea and Sardinia. He and Frieda were hounded out of Britain due to his writings and his partner Frieda Weekley (nee von Richthofen) German Heritage. They traveled the world and settled in the U.S. in September 1922 where they purchased a Ranch near Taos, New Mexico but due to attacks of malaria and tuberculosis returned to Florence in Northern Italy where he spent the remainder of his years. The ranch near Taos, New Mexico is now the D. H. Lawrence Ranch and part of the National Register of Historic Places, following his death his ashes are believed to have been mixed with concrete and form part of the large memorial stone.