History of September 11th: National and International events that you need to know

Everything that happened on 11th September is highlighted in the blog below

What were the major events and challenges of this day? What happened on 11th of September? History and famous personalities.

History ~ India

1893 – Swami Vivekanand and his first International Speech

   (Swami Vivekananda in 1893)

Swami Vivekananda delivered the speech on Hinduism at the “Chicago Arts Centre” in the Parliament of the world’s religions.

(Visit https://youtu.be/cdTy8e7XMxA to know more about the speech)

‘He was a man more learned than all our learned professors put together’ and was known for the groundbreaking speech which almost covered 38 minutes and introduced Hinduism to America and to the world and called for religious tolerance and an end to fanaticism.

1906 – The beginning of Satyagraha

‘Satyagraha’ elaborates the power and struggle of truth and was used for the first time in South Africa in 1906.

Gandhi’s strategy of satyagraha was firstly used against racism in South Africa where the African people, as well as the Indians, were being oppressed on the basis of their colors (black) by the white people.

1965 – Major victory in Indo-Pak Burki Battle

On September 11, 1965, India got a victory by capturing the Burki city near the south-east area of Lahore during the Battle of India and Pakistan.

2006 – Tennis player Leander Paes achievement

On 11th September 2006 famous Indian tennis player Leander Paes who was one of the most successful doubles players in tennis history with 8 Career Grand Slam doubles titles and 10 Career Grand Slam mixed doubles championships won the title of the U.S. Open.

Read more: History of September 10: Major events that you need to know

History ~ International

2001 – 9/11 a ‘Black Day’ in history

(Almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the tragedy)


On September 11, 2001, two passenger planes turned up into the World Trade Centre (WTC) towers in New York, the financial capital of the United States. The attack was planned by al-Qaeda terrorist groups who have hijacked four planes in The U.S. which killed almost 3000 people.

(To know more about the 9/11 tragedy visit-

1951 –The Channel Queen: Florence Chadwick

Florence Chadwick was an American swimmer known for long-distance open water swimming. On 11th September 1951 she became the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions, setting a time record each time in 16-hour. She was also the first woman to swim the Catalina Channel, the Straits of Gibraltar, The Bosporus, and the Dardanelles.

1939 – World War II conflicts

(Situation of World War II)


Saudi Arabia declared its neutrality during World War II and hence subsidized by Britain and the United States. Due to this suppression on 11th September 1939, Saudi Arabia and Iraq together announced war against Germany and thus enabled the kingdom to enter in the United Nations as a founding member.

History ~ Birthdays

  • On 11thSeptember 1911,Indian Cricketer Lala Amarnath was born. He was the first Indian Cricketer who won the century title in International Cricket. He was also awarded Padma Bhushan Award for contributing to the Indian game’s part.
  • Famous Hindi and Rajasthani writer Kanhaiya Lal Sethiya were born on this day in 1919. He was bestowed with many awards including the Padma Shree, Sahitya Academy, and Moortidevi Award.

(Biography of Kanhaiya Lal Sethiya – 

  • On 11thSeptember 1885 English writer David Herbert Lawrence was born.

D H Lawrence has contributed a lot to the history of English. His writing explores issues such as sexuality, emotional health, vitality, spontaneity, and instinct, and his major works include Women in Love, Lady Chatterley, The Rainbow, Sons and Lovers, etc.

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