Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 11, 2019:
37th calendar week, 254th day of the year
111 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Nameday: Adelmar, Felix, Joseph, Maternus, Regula
2018 - The department store groups Karstadt and Kaufhof want to merge, say the Austrian Karstadt owner Signa and the Canadian Kaufhof owner Hudson's Bay Company.
2009 - Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian and his wife are sentenced to life imprisonment for corruption.
2004 - Federal President Horst Köhler promotes the abandonment of the goal of equal living conditions throughout Germany. One has to accept different living conditions.
2001 - In the US, the worst attack in the history of terrorism kills around 3,000 people. Islamists are driving three hijacked vehicles into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington. A fourth machine crashes on a field Pennsylvania.
1981 - On ZDF, the thriller series "A Case for Two" goes on the air.
1973 - Chilean President Salvador Allende is overthrown by a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet and commits suicide.
1961 - The Bremen Borgward automobile plants go bankrupt. Since 1950, among other things, "Lloyd 300" ("Leukoplastbomber") and "Isabella" have been built in the automobile factories.
1944 - A bomb attack by the British Air Force on Darmstadt kills more than 12,000 people and destroys nearly 80 percent of the city center. The Allies are here for the first time rehearsing the tactics of the bomb fan with which they lay Dresden in rubble five months later.
1944 - During the Second World War, a patrol of US soldiers north of Trier enters German territory for the first time.
1979 - Ariana Richards (40), American actress («Jurassic Park»)
1971 - Richard Ashcroft (48), British singer and guitarist, founder of the band The Verve 1989-1999
1965 - Bashar al-Assad (54), Syrian politician, President since 2000
1945 - Franz Beckenbauer (74), German footballer and sports official, world champion with the German national football team in 1990 (as team principal) and 1974 (as a player)
1940 - Brian De Palma (79), American director («Mission: Impossible»)
2014 - Joachim Fuchsberger, German actor and television presenter, made famous by his roles in the Edgar Wallace film adaptations, moderated the talk show "Heut 'abend" and the quiz show "Let's go", b. 1927
1994 - Jessica Tandy, British actress (Oscar for Best Actress in "Miss Daisy and her Chauffeur"), b. 1909