We know the reasons why September 11 is now a day of unhappiness, mourning and looking back at death and destruction after the events of September 11, 2001, it looks like we have permanently tarnished an entire day in the year. There are some important events happened on same day. Lets have a look…
10. Hope Diamond was Stolen (1792)
In 1668, Tavernier sold the diamond to King Louis XIV of France. Sieur Pitau, the court jeweller, cut it and produced a 67 1/8 carat (13.4 g) stone. The stone became known as the Blue Diamond of the Crown or the French Blue. It was set in gold and suspended on a neck ribbon for the King to wear on ceremonial occasions. In 1749, King Louis XV had it set on his pendant for the Order of the Golden Fleece. After his death, it fell into disuse. When Louis XVI of France became king, he gave the diamond to Marie Antoinette to add to her collection of jewelry. During the French Revolution, while Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were held in prison, the pendant with the diamond was stolen on September 11, 1792, when six men broke into the house used to store the crown jewels.
09. Quebec Bridge central span collapsed (1916)
The Quebec Bridge central span collapsed during opening ceremonies in 1916, resulting in the death of 13 men. A previous collapse during construction in 1907 killed 75 workers, 35 of them Caughnawaga from a close-knit community whose men were renowned for their high steel work.
08. The Pentagon Is Built (1941)
The first moves towards building the Pentagon occurred on 9/11/41, and without it America would not be as safe as it is today.
07. We Save Animals (1961)
Do you like animals? Good. The World Wildlife Fund – which beat off a bunch of pro wrestlers to retain the rights to its initials – was established on September 11 in 1961.
06. Indo-Pakistani War (1965)
The Indian Army captures the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April 1965 and September 1965 between Pakistan and India. This conflict became known as the Second Kashmir War fought by India and Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir, the first having been fought in 1947. The war began following Pakistan’s Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against rule by India. The five-week war caused thousands of casualties on both sides. It ended in a United Nations (UN) mandated ceasefire and the subsequent issuance of the Tashkent Declaration.
05. Pete Rose Breaks a Record (1985)
Ty Cobb was the man. But then Pete Rose came along (before his fall from grace) and smashed his all-time career hits record with a staggering 4,192. You can’t say that isn’t impressive.
04. Free Passage to West Germany (1989)
In 1989, Hungary announced that it would allow 7,000 East Germans who had taken refuge in the small country and up to 60,000 more in the country as tourists free passage to West Germany. This pivotal event paved the way for the collapse of the Berlin Wall later that year.
03. NASA’s Mars global Surveyor (1997)
NASA’s Mars global surveyor reached its red planet destination in 1997.
02. Passengers Killed in Helicopter Crashes (2004)
All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).
01. September 11 attacks (2001)
The September 11 attacks take place in the United States. Airplane hijackings result in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, damage to The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the crashing of a passenger airliner near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.