Historical Events for 11th September 2018

1708 – Great Northern war: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war
1881 – Triple landslides bury Elm, Switzerland
1922 – One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia’s predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
1940 – Hitler begins operation Seelöwe (Sealion – aborted invasion England)
1974 – Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Félix Millán and John Milner come to bat 12 times each
1982 – Chris Evert wins her 6th and final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY
1983 – Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
1995 – Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
2012 – 50 Al-Shabaab fighters are killed in conflict with the Somali National Army
2013 – 12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria

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