Today in HisStory – September 11

The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ended when German tribes ambushed and destroyed three Roman legions. (9 AD)

In the Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace beat English. (1297)

In the Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland, Oliver Cromwell killed 3,000 royalists during the British Civil War. (1649)

Solomon Stoddard was ordained. He introduced the “halfway covenant,” allowing individuals who were uncertain of their state of grace to partake of the Lord’s Supper. His grandson, Jonathan Edwards, took over his church and reversed the policy during the Great Awakening. (1672)

In the Battle of Zenta, forces of Prince Eugen of Savoye defeated the Turks, ending Ottoman control of large parts of Central Europe. (1697)

Alexander Hamilton was appointed first US Secretary of Treasury. (1789)

The Hope Diamond was stolen with other crown jewels when six men broke into the house used to store the jewels. (1792)

War of 1812: Americans defeated British at the Battle of Plattsburgh. (1814)

War of 1812: During the Battle of Lake Champlain, New York, the American Navy defeated the British. (1814)

A group of radical Mormons massacred a California-bound wagon train of Methodists. (1857)

First newspaper cartoon strip was published. (1875)

The World Parliament of Religions opened in Chicago. It was opposed by many evangelicals because it treated Christianity as one religion among equals. (1893)

US President FDR dedicated Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam. (1936)

Construction of the Pentagon began, (1941)

WW2: Charles Lindbergh, charged “British, Jewish, and Roosevelt administration” are trying to get US into WW II.” (1941)

WW2: US Navy was ordered to attack German U-boats. (1941)

WW2: A reconnaissance squadron of the US 5th Armored Division, theVictory Division, was first allied force to enter Nazi-Germany. (1944)

Netherlands Physician Willem J Kolff performed the first successful kidney dialysis using his artificial kidney machine. (1945)

First mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation took place. (1946)

Florence Chadwick became the first woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It took 16 hours and 19 minutes. (1951)

First Miss America on TV was broadcast. 19 year old Lee Meriwether of California was crowned 27th Miss America. (1954)

88 of the hostages from the Dawson’s Field hijackings were released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, were held until September 25. (1970)

Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sent a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses. (1998)

Two passenger planes hijacked by by Al Qaida terrorists crashed into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and death of 2,752 people. (2001)

Al Qaida terrorists hijacked a passenger plane and crashed it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people. (2001)

Passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 attempted to retake control of their hijacked plane from Al Qaida terrorists. This caused the plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard. (2001)

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed during the attack that brought down the twin towers in New York City. (2001)

The Pentagon was rededicated after repairs were completed, exactly one year after the attack on the building. (2002)

The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya was stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador. (2012)



About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.
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