30 fun facts for September, 11

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 11th encompasses various significant events and notable individuals throughout history, from the Ethiopian New Year celebration to the recording of The Beatles' first single. The day has been marked by milestones in science, technology, entertainment, and sports, showcasing a rich tapestry of diverse happenings.
30 Fun facts
  1. September 11th marks the Ethiopian New Year, also known as Enkutatash. This is an important festival in Ethiopia, and it's celebrated with singing, dancing, feasting, and the exchanging of gifts.
  2. On September 11, 1970, the Ford Pinto was introduced to the U.S. market. The compact car initially soared in popularity but later became infamous for its tendency to explode in rear-end collisions.
  3. In 1962, The Beatles recorded their first single "Love Me Do" on September 11th, at Abbey Road Studios in London. It was a significant milestone in the Liverpool band's legendary career.
  4. On this date in 1857, the Mountain Meadows Massacre took place in Utah, where a group of Mormons and Native Americans attacked and killed 120 emigrants passing through the territory.
  5. September 11, 1948, marks the death of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Known as Quaid-e-Azam, Jinnah played a key role in the creation of Pakistan and served as its first Governor-General.
  6. On September 11, 1999, the Sega Dreamcast video game console was released in North America. It was the first 128-bit console and introduced features such as motion controls and online gaming.
  7. In 2001, singer-songwriter Alicia Keys released her debut album 'Songs in A Minor.' The album, including hit singles like 'Fallin,' helped her to rise to stardom and earned her several Grammy Awards.
  8. The International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed on September 11th. The United Nations General Assembly created this day in 2020, highlighting the need to protect schools, students, and educators from the threat of violence.
  9. In 1714, on September 11th, French and Bavarian forces were defeated by Austrian and British forces at the Battle of Malplaquet. As a part of the War of the Spanish Succession, this was the last major battle fought by the Duke of Marlborough.
  10. On September 11, 1826, English inventor William Morgan patented the first Rotary Printing Press. He revolutionized the printing industry, putting into motion a printing technique that is still widely used today.
  11. Switzerland adopted its federal constitution on September 11, 1848. This day marks a significant milestone in Swiss history, as it transformed the country into a federal state governed by a central authority.
  12. September 11, 1885, is the birth anniversary of French-German car pioneer, engineer, and inventor Charles Daimler. He co-founded the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft company which later became Daimler-Benz and Mercedes-Benz.
  13. The first Miss America beauty pageant was held on September 11, 1920, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This event featured seven contestants and was created to extend the summer tourist season.
  14. On September 11, 1961, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was founded. The WWF is an international organization dedicated to protecting the world's ecosystems and has since grown into one of the largest conservation initiatives.
  15. In 1967, on September 11th, the first major stock market index, the S&P 500, was introduced. This index was based on the price-weighted average of 500 large publicly traded companies in the U.S.
  16. On September 11, 1985, American baseball player Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's all-time hits record. Rose collected his 4,192nd hit, making him the Major League Baseball all-time hits leader.
  17. September 11, 1997, marked the premiere of the American television series "Ally McBeal." The show, created by David E. Kelley, was a hit and known for its unique blend of humor, drama, and surrealism.
  18. In 1989, author Ken Follett published the historical novel "The Pillars of the Earth" on September 11th. The novel, centered around the building of a cathedral in medieval England, gained immense popularity and subsequent TV adaptations.
  19. On September 11, 1998, the United Nations designated the Maloti-Drakensberg Park, shared by South Africa and Lesotho, as a World Heritage Site. The park is well-known for its majestic mountains, rich biodiversity, and ancient rock art.
  20. September 11, 2000, saw the release of the third album by American rock band Linkin Park, titled 'Hybrid Theory.' The album achieved widespread success and became the best-selling album of 2001 in the United States.
  21. In 2003, on September 11th, Swedish tennis player Oskar Johansson retired from professional tennis at the age of 23. Johansson won the only ATP singles title of his career in 2000.
  22. "Generation Kill", a book written by Evan Wright detailing the experiences of the U.S. Marine Corps during the invasion of Iraq, was published on September 11, 2004.
  23. On September 11, 2008, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, was first powered up. The LHC is the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, exploring particle physics through high-energy experiments.
  24. In 2006, on September 11th, Disney's "The Wild," an animated feature film featuring the voices of Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, and Eddie Izzard, was released.
  25. Madagascar's independence leader and former president Andry Rajoelina was born on September 11, 1974.
  26. On September 11, 2012, Apple announced the iPhone 5, featuring a larger screen, faster processor, and an improved camera. These upgrades helped maintain Apple as the market leader in smartphone innovation.
  27. In 2013, on September 11th, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist seeking female education and the rights of the oppressed, was awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize.
  28. On September 11, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the United Kingdom's longest-reigning monarch, exceeding the 63-year reign of Queen Victoria.
  29. September 11, 1965, marked the birth of Indian movie director, Anubhav Sinha. He has directed films in various genres and is most famous for his social and political dramas like "Mulk" and "Article 15."
  30. On September 11, 1970, Hurricane Paula struck the Texas coastline, causing significant flooding and storm surges, resulting in the loss of over 400 lives.