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Once Upon A Time – Sept. 11 – 1297 – Scottish Rebel William Wallace Defeats The English

1297 Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace defeats the English

1609 Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain’s Moriscos

1697 Battle of Zenta: forces of Prince Eugen of Savoye defeat the Turks, ending Ottoman control of large parts of Central Europe

1708 Great Northern War: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war

2001 Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board

2001 Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the deaths of 125 people

2001 Two passenger planes hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists crash into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,606 people

Historical Events Today Events in 2023
Today in Film & TV
1928 1st ever TV drama WGY’s “Queens Messenger” broadcast in the New York area starring Izetta Jewell

Today in Music
1914 W. C. Handy “Father of the Blues” publishes his most famous composition “St Louis Blues”

Today in Sport
1985 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India

1773 Benjamin Franklin writes “There never was a good war or bad peace”

Famous Weddings
1878 German philosopher Friedrich Engels (57) marries Lizzie Burns (51), hours before her death in London

1930 Mystery writer Agatha Christie (39) weds archaeologist Max Mallowan (26)

1941 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels

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