Today in History, English
Today in History, English

103531September 11Event1697 – Battle of Zenta.
103532September 11Event1708 – Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish Empire ceases to be a major power.
103533September 11Event1709 – Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria fight against France.
103534September 11Event1714 – Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.
103535September 11Event1758 – Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years' War.
103536September 11Event1775 – Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.
103537September 11Event1776 – British–American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War.
103538September 11Event1777 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Brandywine: The British celebrate a major victory in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
103539September 11Event1786 – The beginning of the Annapolis Convention.
103540September 11Event1789 – Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
103541September 11Event1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.
103542September 11Event1802 – France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.
103543September 11Event1803 – Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's army under General Louis Bourquin.
103544September 11Event1813 – War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C..
103545September 11Event1814 – War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.
103546September 11Event1826 – Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that lead to his mysterious disappea
103547September 11Event1829 – Surrender of the expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown in order to retake Mexico. This was the consummation of Mexico's campaign for independence.
103548September 11Event1830 – Anti-Masonic Party convention one of the first American political party conventions.
103549September 11Event1847 – Stephen Foster's song "Oh! Susanna" is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh.
103550September 11Event1851 – Christiana Resistance: Escaped slaves stand against their former owner in armed resistance in Christiana, Pennsylvania, creating a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement.
103551September 11Event1852 – The State of Buenos Aires secedes from the Argentine Federal government, rejoining on September 17, 1861. Several places are named Once de Septiembre after this event.
103552September 11Event1857 – The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
103553September 11Event1893 – 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.
103554September 11Event1897 – After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.
103555September 11Event1903 – The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
103556September 11Event1914 – Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.
103557September 11Event1916 – The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907.
103558September 11Event1919 – U.S. Marines invade Honduras.
103559September 11Event1921 – Nahalal, the first moshav in Palestine, is settled as part of a Zionist plan to colonize Palestine and creating a Jewish state, later to be Israel.
103560September 11Event1922 – The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.

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