Today in History, English
Today in History, English

104011September 11Death2015 – Alan Purwin, American pilot, actor, and stuntman (b. 1961)
104012September 11Death2015 – Kerry Simon, American chef (b. 1955)
104013September 11Holiday and observanceChristian feast days:Blessed Francesco BonifacioDeiniolHarry Burleigh (Episcopal Church)John Gabriel Perboyre (one of Martyr Saints of China)Our Lady of CoromotoPaphnutius of Thebes (Roman Catholic Church)Protus and HyacinthSeptember 11 (Eastern Orthodox
104014September 11Holiday and observanceBattle of Tendra Day (Russia)
104015September 11Holiday and observanceDeath Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, a former holiday. (Pakistan)
104016September 11Holiday and observanceEmergency Number Day proclaimed by President Reagan on August 26 in 1987. (United States communities, particularly the local emergency services)
104017September 11Holiday and observanceEnkutatash falls on this day if it is not a leap year. Celebrated on the first day of Mäskäräm. (Ethiopia, Rastafari)
104018September 11Holiday and observanceNational Day of Catalonia (Catalonia)
104019September 11Holiday and observanceNational Hot Cross Bun Day (United States)
104020September 11Holiday and observanceNayrouz (Coptic Orthodox Church)
104021September 11Holiday and observancePatriot Day (United States)
104022September 11Holiday and observanceRemember Freedom Day
104023September 11Holiday and observanceTeachers' Day (Argentina)
104024September 12Event490 BC – Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece.
104025September 12Event372 – Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin dynasty.
104026September 12Event1185 – Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos brutally put to death in Constantinople.
104027September 12Event1213 – Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret.
104028September 12Event1229 – Battle of Portopí: The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa Ponça, Majorca, with the purpose of conquering the island.
104029September 12Event1309 – The First Siege of Gibraltar takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada resulting in a Castilian victory.
104030September 12Event1609 – Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen.
104031September 12Event1683 – Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna – several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
104032September 12Event1814 – Battle of North Point: an American detachment halts the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.
104033September 12Event1846 – Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
104034September 12Event1847 – Mexican–American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
104035September 12Event1848 – Switzerland becomes a Federal state.
104036September 12Event1857 – The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13–15 tons of gold from the California Gold Rush.
104037September 12Event1885 – Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional Association football.
104038September 12Event1890 – Salisbury, Rhodesia, is founded.
104039September 12Event1897 – Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi.
104040September 12Event1906 – The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.

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