September 10-16, 2017 (week 37) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day in history September 10-16

By Fiona Roberts

September 10, 2017 - September 16, 2017 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.This week features the wars between Sparta and the Greeks, the destruction of the twin towers in New York, the historic meeting between Israeli Prime Minister and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the life of films actress Grace Kelly, the opening of the Northwest Passage, and the campaigns of Mahatma Gandhi against India’s caste system.

September 10, 480 BC: King Leonidas of Sparta and 1,000 Greeks were finally beaten by the Persians after three days of stiff resistance at the Battle of Thermopylae

September 11, 2001: Hijacked aircraft crashed into the landmark twin towers of New York’s World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in Washington in the worst terrorist attack in history

September 12, 2001: Five people were rescued from the collapsed World Trade Centre in New York; they were the last of only 20 survivors to be pulled from the rubble

September 13, 1993: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat shook hands at the White House after signing a historic peace agreement

September 14, 1982: Princess Grace of Monaco died following a car crash. Formerly American film actress Grace Kelly, she starred in movies such as High Noon and High Society

September 15, 2007: Melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean opened up the Northwest Passage, clearing a long-sought but historically impassable route between Europe and Asia

September 16, 1932: Mahatma Gandhi began a fast over Britain’s decision to separate India’s electoral system by caste. He believed this would perpetuate the divide between social classes

PUBLISHED: 04/09/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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