This Day in History on 11 September

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 11 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1297: Scots jointly led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeated the English.

1792: The Hope Diamond was stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men broke into the house where they were stolen.

1893: Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous speech at the World religions conference.

1906: Mahatma Gandhi firstly used the term “Satyagraha” in South Africa.

1919: United States Marine Corps invaded Honduras.

1942: Azad Hind Sena, operated by Subhash Chandra Bose, sung ‘Jan Gan Man’ as a national anthem.

1961: Establishment of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

1965: Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Army captured the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore.

1971: The Egyptian Constitution became official.

1997: NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor reached Mars.

2001: The United States become the victim of the worst terrorist attack ever launched. A Hijacked American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York, killing all passengers on board, and causing an enormous explosion. Fifteen minutes later, a second hijacked plane crashed into the South Tower. A third plane was flown at the Pentagon in Washington and a fourth crashed in Pennsylvania after the hijackers were overpowered. Both towers of the World Trade Centre later collapsed and the number of dead had been estimated at 3,000. No one has claimed responsibility, but many believed that was the work of Al-Qaeda.

2007: Russia tested the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.

2020: Paresh Rawal became the chief of National School of Drama.

Sudhamoy Pramanick

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1700: James Thompson, a Scottish poet who wrote: “Rule Britannia”.

1816: Carl Zeiss, german lens maker, created the Optical instrument.

1882: O. Henry, an American short-story writer who established himself as a writer of merit with his first book, Cabbages, and Kings.

Vinoba Bhave

1885: D.H. Lawrence, a British novelist who examined human sexuality and social conditions in industrial society in Sons and Lovers and Women in Love and whose Lady Chatterley’s Lover was banned when it first appeared.

1884: Sudhamoy Pramanick, Indian activist and politician (d. 1974)

1895: Vinoba Bhave, Indian Gandhian Acharya, and advocate of non-violence and human rights.

Lala Amarnath

1911: Lala Amarnath, Indian cricket player, player of the World Cup-winning team in 1983.

1917: Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino President whose conspicuously corrupt rule came to an end when he was deposed by Cory Aquino.

1939: Charles Geschke, American businessman, co-founded Adobe Systems.

Murali Kartik

1950: Mohan Bhagwat, Chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, India.

1950: Barry Sheene, British motorcycling champion.

1965: Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria.

1976: Murali Kartik, Indian cricketer

Subramania Bharati
Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh

Death/ Death Anniversary

1888: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentimian journalist and politician, 7th president of Argentina.

1921: Subramania Bharati, Indian journalist, poet, and activist.

Neem Karoli Baba
Mahadevi Varma

1948: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, first governor-general of Pakistan.

1964: Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh, Indian poet and critic.

1971: Nikita Khrushchev, former Soviet premier.

1973: Salvador Allende, Chilean physician, and politician, 29th President of Chile.

Anjali Gupta

1987: Mahadevi Verma, a Hindi poet, freedom fighter and educationist from India.

2011: Anjali Gupta, Indian soldier, and pilot. She was the first female officer in India and in the Air Force to be court martialled.

2020: Swami Agnivesh, Indian politician, Arya Samaj scholar, and MLA of Haryana.

Further Reading

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