Today in history
Published: 12:00 PM, 11 September 2020 Updated: 12:03 PM, 11 September 2020
Today in history
Today is 11 September 2020, Friday, 27 Bhadra, 1427 Bengali, 22 Muharram 1442. According to the Gregorian calendar, today is the 254th day of the year. There are 111 more days left to end the year.
Let's find out what happened this day in history-
1304 - William III was nominated Earl of Holland.
1853 - The first electric telegraph was introduced.
1875 - The first cartoon strip was published in a newspaper.
1893 - Speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda on September 11, 1893, at the first World’s Parliament of Religions on the site of the present-day Art Institute. That's started thus-- Sisters and Brothers of America, It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us.
1895 - The FA Cup was stolen from Birmingham.
1909 - Max Wolf discovered several Halley's Comet.
1926 - The foundation stone of the Nakhoda Mosque was laid in Kolkata.
1947 - Nizam's Hyderabad state was annexed by the Indian government.
1980 - The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) was established.
1973 - Counter-revolutionaries seize power, assassinating Salvador Allende, head of Chile's elected government and a progressive statesman.
2001 - The 9/11 attacks carried out on September 11, 2001 were a series of terrorist attacks upon the United States of America.
2007 - The first Twenty20 Cricket World Cup begins in South Africa.
2015 - A mobile crane used in construction collapses in a Mecca crane accident, killing 107 people and injuring 237 others.
1849 - William Cooper, Australian cricketer.
1862 - O'Henry, eminent American short story writer.
1877 - James Jeans, eminent English essayist and science fiction writer.
1885 - D. H. Lawrence, English Literary.
1907 - Poet Sufi Motahar Hossain.
1908 - Binoy Basu, anti-British Bengali revolutionary.
1950 - Shahabuddin Ahmed (painter), Bangladeshi painter.
Who died today in history:
1823 - David Ricardo, economist.
1948 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan and leading Muslim leader in India's independence struggle.
1958 - Robert Service, famous Canadian poet.
1971 - Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet statesman.
1987 - Mahadevi Burma, eminent Hindi poet.
1987 - Manikuntala Sen, progressive political leader.