On This Day..... September 12

 

SEPTEMBER 12TH

  • TODAY IS A NATIONAL DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VIDEO GAME DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • HENRY HUDSON (1575-1611)
  • JESSE OWENS (1913-1980)
 
  • GEORGE JONES (1931-2013)
  • BARRY WHITE (1944-2003)
 
  • PETER SCOLARI (1955, 63)
  • SAM BROWNBACK (1956, 62)
 
  • HANS ZIMMER (1957, 61)
  • BEN FOLDS (1966, 52)
 
  • LOUIS C.K. (1967, 51)
  • PAUL WALKER (1973-2013)
 
  • 2 CHAINZ (1977, 41)
  • BEN MCKENZIE (1978, 40)
 
  • RUBEN STUDDARD (1978, 40)
  • YAO MING (1980, 38)
 
  • JENNIFER HUDSON (1981, 37)
  • EMMY ROSSUM (1986, 32)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 490 BC, ATHENS DEFEATS THE PERSIAN EMPIRE IN THE BATTLE OF MARATHON
  • IN 1217, KINGS LOUIS & HENRY III SIGN A PEACE TREATY BETWEEN FRANCE & ENGLAND
  • IN 1624, KING JAMES I TESTS THE FIRST SUBMARINE IN LONDON ON THE THAMES RIVER
  • IN 1755, GIACOMO CASANOVA IS SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON WITHOUT A TRIAL FOR AFFRONTS TO RELIGION AND COMMON DECENCY
 
  • IN 1759, BRITISH SOLDIERS CAPTURE QUEBEC
  • IN 1776, NATHAN HALE BEGINS HIS MISSION TO SPY FOR THE REVOLUTION
  • IN 1787, GEORGE MASON PETITIONS TO HAVE A BILL OF RIGHTS ADDED TO THE CONSTITUTION BUT HE FAILS TO GET IT PASSED
  • IN 1829, THE EIGHT YEAR WAR FOR GREEK INDEPENDENCE FINALLY ENDS
 
  • IN 1848, SWITZERLAND BECOMES AN INDEPENDENT FEDERAL STATE
  • IN 1862, THE BATTLE OF HARPER’S FERRY IS FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1895, ANNIE LONDONDERRY WINS A $10,000 PRIZE FOR COMPLETING A BICYCLE RIDE AROUND THE WORLD IN 15 MONTHS
 
  • IN 1907, THE LUSITANIA CROSSES THE ATLANTIC AND LANDS IN NYC IN ONLY 5 DAYS
  • IN 1908, WINSTON CHURCHILL MARRIES CLEMENTINE HOZIER
  • IN 1910, ALICE STEBBINS WELLS IS THE FIRST FEMALE POLICE OFFICER FOR THE LAPD
  • IN 1919, ADOLF HITLER JOINS THE GERMAN WORKER’S PARTY
  • IN 1920, THE 7TH OLYMPICS IN BELGIUM CLOSE
 
  • IN 1923, SPENCER TRACY MARRIES LOUISE TREADWELL
  • IN 1928, KATHERINE HEPBURN MAKES HER BROADWAY DEBUT IN “NIGHT HOSTESS”
  • IN 1930, AL LOPEZ OF THE BROOKLYN DODGERS HITS THE LAST “BOUNCING” HOME RUN BEFORE BASEBALL CHANGES THE RULES TO ALLOW FOR “GROUND RULE DOUBLES”
  • IN 1934, ESTONIA LATVIA & LITHUANIA SIGN THE “BALTIC ENTENTE” AGAINST THE USSR
  • IN 1935, HOWARD HUGHES TAKES FLIGHT IN HIS OWN AIRPLANE AT 352 MPH
 
  • IN 1940, THE HERCULES POWER PLANT IN NEW JERSEY EXPLODES KILLING 49 PEOPLE
  • IN 1940, ITALY INVADES EGYPT
  • IN 1940, A DOG WANDERING THROUGH A HOLE INTO A CAVE IS CHASED BY FOUR TEENAGERS IN LESCAUX FRANCE. THEY DISCOVER 17,000 YEAR OLD CAVE PAINTINGS UNSEEN BY THE MODERN WORLD
 
  • IN 1944, THE U.S. ARMY ENTERS GERMANY FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1949, THEODOR HUESS AND KONRAD ADENAUER ARE ELECTED THE FIRST PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC, LATER WEST GERMANY
  • IN 1953, JOHN KENNEDY MARRIES JACQUELINE BOUVIER
  • IN 1954, FRANK SINATRA HITS #1 WITH “THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN”
 
  • IN 1954, CBS DEBUTS “LASSIE”
  • IN 1956, BLACK STUDENTS ATTEMPT TO ENTER AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CLAY, KENTUCKY AND ARE BARRED FROM ENTERING
  • IN 1958, THE U.S. SUPREME COURT ORDERS THE INTEGRATION OF THE ALL WHITE HIGH SCHOOL IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
 
  • IN 1959, NBC PREMIERES “BONANZA”
  • IN 1959, THE U.S.S.R. LAUNCHES “LUNA 2”, THE FIRST SHIP TO CRASH ON THE MOON
  • IN 1960, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN KENNEDY DECLARES THAT HE DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THEY DO NOT SPEAK FOR HIM
  • IN 1964, THE FIRST LEGAL HORSE RACE IS RUN AT ROCKINGHAM PARK, NH
 
  • IN 1965, HURRICANE BETSY KILLS 75 IN LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA
  • IN 1966, NBC PREMIERES “THE MONKEES”
  • IN 1967, ROSEMARY CLOONEY DIVORCES JOSE FERRER FOR THE SECOND TIME AFTER FINDING OUT ABOUT HIS AFFAIR WITH STELLA MAGEE
 
  • IN 1970, TIMOTHY LEARY, THE “LSD PROFESSOR” ESCAPES FROM JAIL IN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1970, PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS BLOW UP THREE HIJACKED AIRPLANES IN JORDAN
  • IN 1970, SMOKEY ROBINSON HITS #1 WITH “TEARS OF A CLOWN”
 
  • IN 1976, THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS LOSE THEIR FIRST REGULAR SEASON GAME
  • IN 1978, ABC DEBUTS “TAXI”
  • IN 1979, INDONESIA IS ROCKED BY AN 8.1 EARTHQUAKE
  • IN 1981, HANNA BARBERA DEBUT “THE SMURFS” CARTOON
 
  • IN 1983, PUERTO RICAN GANG “LOS MACHETEROS” ROB WELLS FARGO OF $7.1 MILLION TO ARM THE PUERTO RICAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT
  • IN 1984, CYNDI LAUPER CREATES CONTROVERSY AFTER SINGING “SHE BOP” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW
  • IN 1986, DAVID LYNCH RELEASES “BLUE VELVET”
 
  • IN 1988, THE COWBOYS DEFEAT THE CARDINALS IN THEIR FIRST ARIZONA HOME GAME
  • IN 1989, AEROSMITH RELEASES “PUMP”
  • IN 1990, THE U.S., BRITAIN, FRANCE AND THE U.S.S.R. SIGN AN AGREEMENT ALLOWING EAST AND WEST GERMANY TO MERGE BACK INTO ONE NATION
  • IN 1992, STEFAN EDBERG DEFEATS MICHAEL CHANG IN THE LONGEST MATCH IN U.S. OPEN HISTORY AFTER FIVE HOURS AND 26 MINUTES
 
  • IN 1992, MAE JEMISON IS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN IN SPACE
  • IN 1992, ANTHONY PERKINS DIES OF AIDS RELATED CAUSES AT 60
  • IN 1994, FRANK CORDER CRASHES HIS CESSNA PLANE INTO THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND KILLS HIMSELF
  • IN 2000, THE NETHERLANDS PASSES A LAW LEGALIZING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
 
  • IN 2001, NATO INVOKES ARTICLE V FOR THE ONLY TIME IN ITS HISTORY IN RESPONSE TO THE 9/11 ATTACKS AGAINST THE U.S.
  • IN 2003, THE U.N. LIFTS SANCTIONS AGAINST LIBYA AFTER IT AGREES TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE 1988 BOMBING OF PAN AM FLIGHT 103
  • IN 2003, JOHNNY CASH DIES AT 71
 
  • IN 2004, THE DETROIT LIONS BEAT THE CHICAGO BEARS AFTER SETTING A RECORD BY LOSING 24 STRAIGHT FOOTBALL GAMES
  • IN 2005, THE BODIES OF MORE THAN 40 PEOPLE WERE FOUND FLOATING IN A FLOODED HOSPITAL IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER THEY WERE ABANDONED DURING HURRICANE KATRINA BY HOSPITAL STAFF
  • IN 2005, DISNEY OPENS HONG KONG DISNEYLAND
 
  • IN 2006, POPE BENEDICT CAUSES CONTROVERSY BY QUOTING A SPEECH WHICH REFERS TO ISLAM AND THE TEACHINGS OF MOHAMMAD AS “EVIL AND INHUMAN”
  • IN 2011, BEYONCE RELEASES “LOVE ON TOP”
 
  • IN 2012, APPLE RELEASES THE IPHONE 5
  • IN 2012, BRITISH EXCAVATORS DISCOVER THE REMAINS OF KING RICHARD III UNDER A PARKING LOT IN LEICESTER
  • IN 2017, HOPE HICKS IS APPOINTED WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
  • IN 2017, APPLE RELEASES THE IPHONE 8 AND THE PREMIUM IPHONE X FOR $999
 

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