Felix Dzerzhinsky, Bashar al-Assad, The Benghazi Four

On this day: September 11
Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah (1857)

U.S. Marines invade Honduras (1919)

Ground broken for the construction of The Pentagon (1941)

Coordinated attacks by al-Qaeda terrorists using commercial aircraft result in the death of 2,974, collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, destruction of the western portion of The Pentagon and a passenger airliner crash in Shanksville, PA (2001)

The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked by terrorists, resulting in four deaths, including J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya (2012)

b: Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877), Philipp Bouhler (1899), Theodor Adorno (1903), Bashar al-Assad (1965); d: Nikita Khrushchev (1971), James Burnham (1987), Victims of the 9/11 attacks, J. Christopher Stevens (2012), Sean Smith (2012), Tyrone Woods (2012), Glen Doherty (2012)

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