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Teachers' Day in parts of Latin America; refimprove section
; Patriot Day in the United States refimprove section
{{<!--If next year is a leap year-->#ifexpr:{{IsLeapYear| {{CURRENTYEAR}} +1}}|<!--Don't show-->|New Year's Day in the Coptic and the Ethiopian calendars;}} Coptic: refimprove: Ethiopian: refimprove
1297First War of Scottish Independence: The Scots under Andrew Moray and William Wallace defeated English troops at the Battle of Stirling Bridge on the River Forth near Stirling. refimprove
1697Great Turkish War: Forces led by Prince Eugene of Savoy decisively defeated the Ottoman troops near Senta, present-day Serbia, ending the Turkish threat to Europe. Refimprove sections
1709 – An allied British-Dutch-Austrian force defeated the French at the Battle of Malplaquet, one of the bloodiest battles of the War of the Spanish Succession. unreferenced section
1714Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession. refimprove
1814 – The Battle of Plattsburgh ended Britain's final invasion of the northern states during the War of 1812. refimprove section
1945 – The Japanese-run camp at Batu Lintang, Sarawak, in Borneo was liberated by the Australian 9th Division, averting the planned massacre of its 2,000-plus Allied POWs and civilian internees by four days. unreferenced section
1955 – The Bern Switzerland Temple, the first temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, was dedicated. refimprove; short
1961 – The World Wide Fund for Nature, the world's largest independent conservation organisation, was founded in Morges, Switzerland. disputed section
1973 – A coup d'état in Chile led by General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the government of President Salvador Allende and established a junta. refimprove section
2003 – Swedish minister of Foreign Affairs Anna Lindh was assassinated in a knife attack in the NK department store in Stockholm by Mijailo Mijailović. refimprove
2012 – Garment factories in the Pakistani cities of Karachi and Lahore caught fire, leaving 315 dead. refimprove section
2012 – The American consulate and CIA annex in Libya were attacked by a heavily armed group resulting in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. lead too long



September 11: Islamic New Year (2018, 1440 AH); National Day of Catalonia

Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda

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