September 11: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred on September 11th throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 254th day is September 11. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest was the Roman Empire’s worst defeat; criminals steal the Hope Diamond in France. Bay Area Rapid Transit begins operations in San Francisco.

The 11th of September falls under the sign of Virgo. Ludacris and Harry Connick, Jr. are among the celebrities who have celebrated their birthdays. The National Day of Service and Remembrance is observed today.


(September 11, 1714)
Catalonia National Day.


(September 11, 1941)
The Pentagon, the world's biggest office structure, is located in Arlington County, Virginia, and is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, which houses the Army, Navy, and Air Force. photo source:

(September 11, 2001)
The September 11 attacks, the world's worst terrorist attack prior to 9/11 and the deadliest terrorist act in American history, killed 2,977 people. In New York City, two planes collide with the World Trade Center, while in Virginia, the Pentagon in Arlington County is struck by a third. In a fourth, Pennsylvania, a plane crashes into a field near Shanksville. photo source:

(September 11, 2002)
Johnny Unitas, a former NFL quarterback who was regarded as one of the league's all-time greats, died in Maryland.

(September 11, 2008)
A massive fire breaks out aboard a freight train in the Channel Tunnel, forcing the closure of a section of the tunnel for six months.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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