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September 11 in History

Update: September, 11/2012 - 09:03

 

1524

Birth of Pierre de Ronsard, one of the most prolific poets of the French Renaissance.

1746

Death of Doan Thi Diem, Vietnamese poetess, whose pen name was Hong Ha Nu Si (Poetess of the Red River). She was best known for the long poem Chinh Phu Ngam (Lament of a Soldier's Wife) and a collection of legends in classical Chinese, Truyen Ky Tan Pha (New Collection of Wondrous Tales).

1830

The Republic of Ecuador is established and granted constitution by Colombia under which it is to be part of the Confederation of Colombia.

1928

The Sixth Congress of the Communist International approves the Draft Programme on Revolution in Colonies and Semi-Colonies.

1960

Over 1,000 lecturers, students and parents hold a conference in Sai Gon demanding the South Viet Nam administration allow the use of Vietnamese in universities.

1972

The Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam makes a statement on the end of US aggression and the restoration of peace in Viet Nam.

1995

Thousands of demonstrators chanting to accordion strains march the streets of Paris carrying banners against France's resumption of nuclear testing in the South Pacific.

2001

Terrorists crash two hijacked airlines into the World Trade Centre in New York City, bringing down the twin 110-storey towers, killing more than 2,800 people. Another hijacked plane slams into the Pentagon in Washington DC, killing at least 189 people. A fourth hijacked plane crashes in rural southern Pennsylvania, killing 44 people aboard.

2002

The entire 21-member Palestinian cabinet resigns, after it becomes evident that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat could not prevent a vote of no-confidence in the cabinet by the Palestinian Legislative Council.

2005

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi scores a political triumph as the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party heads for a landslide win in an election touted as a referendum on his push to privatise Japan's cash-swelled postal system.

2006

The Islamic group Hamas makes a deal to share power with the more moderate Fatah headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after six months of crushing sanctions imposed to force the militants to recognise Israel and end violence.

2009

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns the country's reformist opposition it will face a "harsh response" for confronting the Islamic establishment.

2010

Greece's prime minister promises to lower corporate taxes to help revive the debt-plagued country's shrinking economy, while thousands of protesters march - mostly peacefully - against the government's harsh austerity measures. — AP/REUTERS

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