On 9/11 :
313th day of the year (314th in leap years)
1888 – Jack the Ripper kills
Mary Jane Kelly, his last known victim.
1938 – Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath dies
from the fatal
gunshot wounds of Jewish resistance fighter Herschel
Grynszpan, an act which the Nazis
used as an excuse
to instigate the 1938 national pogrom, also
known as Kristallnacht.
1989 – Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall. Communist-controlled East Germany
in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to travel to West Germany
1921 – Albert
Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect.
2005 – Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.