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On this day.....September 12

Fun and historical facts for September 12th

Jim Clerkin
September 12, 2017 - 9:24 am
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SEPTEMBER 12TH

 

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL REPORT MEDICARE FRAUD DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VIDEO GAME DAY

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ANTS ON A LOG DAY

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • HENRY HUDSON (1575-1611)
  • JESSE OWENS (1913-1980)
  • BARRY WHITE (1944-2003)

  • SAM BROWNBACK (1956, 61)
  • HANS ZIMMER (1957, 60)
  • LOUIS CK (1967, 50)
  • PAUL WALKER (1973-2013)
  • BEN MCKENZIE (1978, 39)

  • RUBEN STUDDARD (1978, 39)
  • YAO MING (1980, 37)
  • JENNIFER HUDSON (1981, 36)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1624, KING JAMES I PUBLICLY TESTS THE FIRST SUBMARINE
  • IN 1755, GIACOMO CASANOVA GOES TO PRISON FOR FIVE YEARS ON CHARGES OF AFFRONT TO RELIGION AND COMMON DECENCY
  • IN 1910, ALICE STEBBINS WELLS BECOMES THE FIRST FEMALE AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER IN LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1919, ADOLF HITLER BECOMES THE 7TH MEMBER OF THE OBSCURE GERMAN WORKERS’ PARTY
  • IN 1928, KATHERINE HEPBURN DEBUTS ON BROADWAY IN “NIGHT HOSTESS”

  • IN 1935, HOWARD HUGHES BEGINS FLYING HIS OWN PLANE WHICH HE DESIGNED
  • IN 1944, US TROOPS ENTER GERMANY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WWII
  • IN 1953 JOHN KENNEDY MARRIES JACQUELINE BOUVIER IN NEWPORT, RI

  • IN 1958, THE SUPREME COURT ORDERS THE INTEGRATION OF CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
  • IN 1959, “BONANZA” DEBUTS ON NBC

  • IN 1959, THE SOVIET LUNIK 2 LAUNCHES, EVENTUALLY BECOMING THE FIRST MAN MADE OBJECT TO HIT THE MOON
  • IN 1960, PRESIDENT JOHN KENNEDY DECRIES THAT HE DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, NOT DOES IT SPEAK FOR HIM
  • IN 1964, THE JETS PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME IN SHEA STADIUM
  • IN 1966, “THE MONKEES” DEBUTS ON NBC

  • IN 1967, ROSEMARY CLOONEY DIVORCES JOSE FERRER FOR A SECOND TIME
  • IN 1970, PALESTINIAN REBELS HIJACK AND BLOW UP A TWA FLIGHT IN JORDAN
  • IN 1970, LSD ADVOCATE TIMOTHY LEARY ESCAPES PRISON AND FLEES TO AFRICA
  • IN 1976, THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS PLAY THEIR FIRST EVER GAME
  • IN 1978, “TAXI” DEBUTS ON ABC

  • IN 1981, “THE SMURFS” DEBUTS ON AMERICAN TELEVISION
  • IN 1983, PUERTO RICAN MOB “LOS MACHETEROS” ROBS WELLS FARGO OF $7.1 MILLION WITH THE STATED GOAL OF FUNDING PUERTO RICO’S INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE
  • IN 1986, “BLUE VELVET” DEBUTS AT THE TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
  • IN 1988, THE CARDINALS PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME IN PHOENIX
  • IN 1992, ANTHONY PERKINS DIES OF AIDS RELATED CAUSES AT 60
  • IN 2000, THE NETHERLANDS BECOMES THE FIRST NATION TO LEGALIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGE, ADOPTION AND DIVORCE
  • IN 2001, NATO INVOKES ARTICLE V FOR THE ONLY TIME IN ITS HISTORY IN RESPONSE TO THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS ON THE US
  • IN 2003, JOHNNY CASH DIES AT 71

  • IN 2005, THE BODIES OF OVER 40 PATIENTS ARE FOUND IN A FLOODED NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL AS WORKERS DIG OUT AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA
  • IN 2005, HONK KONG DISNEYLAND OPENS
  • IN 2005, MARK MESSIER RETIRES FROM THE NHL
  • IN 2007, SHINZO ABE ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION AS PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
  • IN 2012, APPLE RELEASES THE IPHONE 5
  • IN 2012, EXCAVATORS ANNOUNCE THAT THEY BELIEVE THEY FOUND THE REMAINS OF KING RICHARD III UNDER A PARKING LOT IN LEICESTER

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