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September 12th, 2007 (September 12 2007)EventShinzo Abe announced he resigns as Prime Minister of Japan.
September 12th, 2007 (September 12 2007)EventFormer Philippine President Joseph Estrada was convicted for the crime of plunder.
September 12th, 2005 (September 12 2005)EventThe red-green coalition, led by Jens Stoltenberg, wins the Norwegian parliamentary election, taking 87 of 169 seats in the parliament.
September 12th, 2005 (September 12 2005)EventIsrael completes its withdrawal of all troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip.
September 12th, 2005 (September 12 2005)EventHong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny s Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
September 12th, 2003 (September 12 2003)EventThe United Nations lifted sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
September 12th, 2003 (September 12 2003)DeathJohnny Cash, American singer and guitarist (born in 1932)Johnny Cash Quotes
September 12th, 2001 (September 12 2001)EventArticle V of the NATO agreement is invoked for only the second time (the other being in Bosnia) in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
September 12th, 2001 (September 12 2001)EventAnsett Australia, Australia s first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry leaving 10000 people unemployed.
September 12th, 2001 (September 12 2001)DeathVictor Wong, Chinese-American actor (born in 1927)
September 12th, 2000 (September 12 2000)DeathStanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (born in 1934)
September 12th, 1995 (September 12 1995)EventKareem Abdul-Jabbar s All Star Team beats the Harlem Globetrotters 91-85, ending the Globetrotters 24-year, 8,829-game winning streak.
September 12th, 1995 (September 12 1995)DeathJeremy Brett, English actor (born in 1933)
September 12th, 1994 (September 12 1994)EventFrank Eugene Corder crashes a Cessna 150 into the White House s south lawn, striking the West wing and killing himself.
September 12th, 1994 (September 12 1994)DeathTom Ewell, American actor (born in 1909)
September 12th, 1994 (September 12 1994)DeathBoris Yegorov, Russian cosmonaut (born in 1937)
September 12th, 1993 (September 12 1993)DeathRaymond Burr, Canadian actor (born in 1917)
September 12th, 1993 (September 12 1993)DeathWillie Mosconi, American billiards player (born in 1913)
September 12th, 1992 (September 12 1992)EventNASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board is Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space.
September 12th, 1992 (September 12 1992)EventAbimael Guzman, leader of the Shining Path, is captured by Peruvian special forces; shortly thereafter the rest of Shining Path s leadership fell as well.
September 12th, 1992 (September 12 1992)DeathAnthony Perkins, American actor (born in 1932)
September 12th, 1990 (September 12 1990)EventThe two German states and the Four Powers sign the Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany in Moscow, paving the way for German re-unification.
September 12th, 1988 (September 12 1988)BirthAaron Sidwell, English Actor
September 12th, 1986 (September 12 1986)BirthYang Mi, Chinese actress
September 12th, 1986 (September 12 1986)BirthEmmy Rossum, American actress
September 12th, 1986 (September 12 1986)DeathJacques Henri Lartigue, French photographer (born in 1894)
September 12th, 1985 (September 12 1985)BirthJack Wilkinson, English footballer
September 12th, 1983 (September 12 1983)EventA Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, was robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros .
September 12th, 1983 (September 12 1983)BirthCarly Smithson, Irish singer and finalist on American Idol (season 7)
September 12th, 1983 (September 12 1983)BirthDaniel Muir, National Football League player
September 12th, 1982 (September 12 1982)BirthNana Ozaki, Japanese gravure idol
September 12th, 1981 (September 12 1981)BirthJennifer Hudson, American actress and singer
September 12th, 1981 (September 12 1981)DeathEugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1896)
September 12th, 1980 (September 12 1980)EventMilitary coup in Turkey.
September 12th, 1980 (September 12 1980)BirthSean Burroughs, American baseball player
September 12th, 1980 (September 12 1980)BirthFernando Cesar de Souza, Brazilian footballer
September 12th, 1980 (September 12 1980)BirthGus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, ex-Dream Evil)
September 12th, 1980 (September 12 1980)BirthYao Ming, Chinese basketball player
September 12th, 1980 (September 12 1980)BirthJosef Vasicek, Czech ice hockey player
September 12th, 1979 (September 12 1979)EventIndonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
September 12th, 1978 (September 12 1978)BirthBenjamin McKenzie, American actor
September 12th, 1978 (September 12 1978)BirthMichael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
September 12th, 1978 (September 12 1978)BirthRuben Studdard, American singer
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)EventSouth African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is killed in police custody.Steve Biko Quotes
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)BirthNathan Bracken, Australian cricketer
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)BirthGrant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)BirthJeff Irwin, American musician
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)BirthJames McCartney, British musician and son of ex-Beatle Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney Quotes
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)BirthIdan Raichel, Israeli Musician
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)BirthDavid Thompson, English footballer
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)DeathSteve Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist (born in 1946)Steve Biko Quotes
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)DeathRobert Lowell American poet (b.1917)Robert Lowell Quotes
September 12th, 1976 (September 12 1976)BirthBizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
September 12th, 1976 (September 12 1976)BirthMaciej Zurawski, Polish footballer
September 12th, 1974 (September 12 1974)EventEmperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Messiah of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg.
September 12th, 1974 (September 12 1974)EventJuventude Africana Amilcar Cabral is founded in Guinea-Bissau.
September 12th, 1974 (September 12 1974)BirthCaroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot (died in 2007)
September 12th, 1974 (September 12 1974)BirthNuno Valente, Portuguese footballer
September 12th, 1974 (September 12 1974)BirthJennifer Nettles, American country singer, part of Sugarland
September 12th, 1973 (September 12 1973)BirthDarren Campbell, British athlete
September 12th, 1973 (September 12 1973)BirthKi-Jana Carter, American football player
September 12th, 1973 (September 12 1973)BirthMartin Lapointe, Canadian hockey player
September 12th, 1973 (September 12 1973)BirthPaul Walker, American actor
September 12th, 1972 (September 12 1972)BirthJason Statham, English actor
September 12th, 1972 (September 12 1972)DeathWilliam Boyd, American actor (born in 1895)
September 12th, 1970 (September 12 1970)EventPalestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
September 12th, 1970 (September 12 1970)BirthNathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One)
September 12th, 1969 (September 12 1969)BirthAngel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
September 12th, 1969 (September 12 1969)BirthJames Frey, American writer
September 12th, 1969 (September 12 1969)BirthShigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer
September 12th, 1969 (September 12 1969)BirthAndre Heinz, American environmentalist; son of Teresa Heinz
September 12th, 1968 (September 12 1968)BirthLer LaLonde, American guitarist (Primus)
September 12th, 1968 (September 12 1968)BirthPaul F. Tompkins, American comedian
September 12th, 1968 (September 12 1968)DeathTommy Armour, Scottish golfer (born in 1894)
September 12th, 1967 (September 12 1967)BirthPat Listach, American baseball player
September 12th, 1966 (September 12 1966)BirthBen Folds, American musicianBen Folds Quotes
September 12th, 1965 (September 12 1965)BirthJohn Norwood Fisher, American musician
September 12th, 1964 (September 12 1964)EventCanyonlands National Park was designated as a National Park.
September 12th, 1964 (September 12 1964)BirthDieter Hecking, German footballer
September 12th, 1962 (September 12 1962)BirthDino Merlin, Bosnian singer
September 12th, 1962 (September 12 1962)BirthAmy Yasbeck, American actress
September 12th, 1961 (September 12 1961)BirthMylene Farmer, French singer and songwriter
September 12th, 1961 (September 12 1961)BirthKathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer
September 12th, 1961 (September 12 1961)DeathCarl Hermann, German physicist (born in 1898)
September 12th, 1959 (September 12 1959)EventBonanza premiers. First regularly-scheduled TV program presented in color.
September 12th, 1959 (September 12 1959)EventThe Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the moon.
September 12th, 1958 (September 12 1958)BirthWilfredo Benitez, American boxer
September 12th, 1957 (September 12 1957)BirthRachel Ward, English actress
September 12th, 1957 (September 12 1957)BirthHans Zimmer, German composer
September 12th, 1956 (September 12 1956)BirthBarry Andrews, British musician
September 12th, 1956 (September 12 1956)BirthSam Brownback, American politicianSam Brown Quotes
September 12th, 1956 (September 12 1956)BirthLeslie Cheung Kwok-wing (???), Hong Kong artist/singer/actor/director (died in 2003)
September 12th, 1956 (September 12 1956)BirthRicky Rudd, American race car driver
September 12th, 1956 (September 12 1956)DeathHans Carossa, German writer (born in 1878)
September 12th, 1956 (September 12 1956)DeathSandor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (born in 1882)
September 12th, 1954 (September 12 1954)BirthAdrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (died in 1988)
September 12th, 1954 (September 12 1954)BirthJeff Jarvis, American journalist
September 12th, 1954 (September 12 1954)BirthPeter Scolari, American actor
September 12th, 1953 (September 12 1953)EventNikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
September 12th, 1953 (September 12 1953)DeathHugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (born in 1884)
September 12th, 1952 (September 12 1952)BirthGerry Beckley, American musician (America)
September 12th, 1952 (September 12 1952)BirthNeil Peart, Canadian drummer and author (Rush)
September 12th, 1951 (September 12 1951)BirthBertie Ahern, Irish politicianBertie Ahern Quotes
September 12th, 1951 (September 12 1951)BirthRay Gravell, Welsh rugby union player
September 12th, 1951 (September 12 1951)BirthJoe Pantoliano, American actor
September 12th, 1951 (September 12 1951)BirthGerald Stano, American serial killer
September 12th, 1950 (September 12 1950)BirthGustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
September 12th, 1949 (September 12 1949)BirthIrina Rodnina, Russian figure skater
September 12th, 1948 (September 12 1948)EventInvasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah s death to limit damage control.
September 12th, 1948 (September 12 1948)BirthLuis Lima, Argentinian tenor
September 12th, 1947 (September 12 1947)EventThe U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
September 12th, 1945 (September 12 1945)DeathHajime Sugiyama, Japanese general (committed suicide, born in 1880)
September 12th, 1944 (September 12 1944)EventWorld War II: The liberation of Serbia from Nazi Germany and the Chetniks continues. Bajina Basta in western Serbia is among those liberated cities.
September 12th, 1944 (September 12 1944)BirthLeonard Peltier, American activist
September 12th, 1944 (September 12 1944)BirthBarry White, American singer (died in 2003)
September 12th, 1943 (September 12 1943)EventWorld War II: Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, is rescued from house arrest on the Gran Sasso in Abruzzi, by German commando Otto Skorzeny.Otto Skorzeny Quotes
September 12th, 1943 (September 12 1943)BirthMaria Muldaur, American singer
September 12th, 1943 (September 12 1943)BirthMichael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born writer
September 12th, 1942 (September 12 1942)EventWorld War II: RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks.
September 12th, 1942 (September 12 1942)EventWorld War II: First day of the Battle of Edson s Ridge during the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field on Guadalcanal are attacked by Imperial Japanese Army forces.
September 12th, 1940 (September 12 1940)EventCave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France.
September 12th, 1940 (September 12 1940)EventThe Hercules Powder Company in Kenvil, New Jersey explodes, killing 51 people and injuring over 200.
September 12th, 1940 (September 12 1940)BirthLinda Gray, American actress
September 12th, 1940 (September 12 1940)BirthMickey Lolich, American baseball player
September 12th, 1940 (September 12 1940)BirthPatrick Mower, English actor
September 12th, 1939 (September 12 1939)BirthHenry Waxman, American politician
September 12th, 1938 (September 12 1938)EventAdolf Hitler demands autonomy for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.Adolf Hitler Quotes
September 12th, 1938 (September 12 1938)BirthClaude Ruel, French Canadian ice hockey coach
September 12th, 1937 (September 12 1937)BirthGeorge Chuvalo, Canadian boxer
September 12th, 1934 (September 12 1934)BirthGlenn Davis, American athlete
September 12th, 1934 (September 12 1934)BirthJaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher Philo Quotes
September 12th, 1933 (September 12 1933)EventLeo Szilard, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.Leo Szilard Quotes
September 12th, 1933 (September 12 1933)BirthTatiana Doronina, Russian actress
September 12th, 1931 (September 12 1931)BirthSir Ian Holm, English actor
September 12th, 1931 (September 12 1931)BirthGeorge Jones, American singer
September 12th, 1930 (September 12 1930)EventWilfred Rhodes ends his 1110-game first-class career by taking 5 for 95 for H.D.G. Leveson Gower s XI against the Australians.
September 12th, 1929 (September 12 1929)DeathRainis, Latvian poet and playwright (born in 1865)
September 12th, 1927 (September 12 1927)DeathSarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (born in 1847)
September 12th, 1925 (September 12 1925)BirthStan Lopata, American baseball player
September 12th, 1923 (September 12 1923)DeathJules Violle, French physicist and inventor (born in 1841)
September 12th, 1922 (September 12 1922)BirthEllen Demming, American actress (died in 2002)
September 12th, 1921 (September 12 1921)BirthStanislaw Lem, Polish writer (died in 2006)Stanislaw Lem Quotes
September 12th, 1919 (September 12 1919)DeathLeonid Andreyev, Russian writer (born in 1871)
September 12th, 1918 (September 12 1918)DeathGeorge Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (born in 1845)
September 12th, 1917 (September 12 1917)BirthPierre Sevigny, Canadian politician (died in 2004)
September 12th, 1916 (September 12 1916)BirthTony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (died in 1961)
September 12th, 1915 (September 12 1915)BirthFrank McGee, American journalist (died in 1974)
September 12th, 1914 (September 12 1914)BirthRais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (died in 1988)
September 12th, 1914 (September 12 1914)BirthDesmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (died in 1999)
September 12th, 1913 (September 12 1913)BirthJesse Owens, American athlete (died in 1980)Jesse Owens Quotes
September 12th, 1912 (September 12 1912)DeathPierre-Hector Cardinal Coullie, Cardinal-Archbishop of Lyon
September 12th, 1910 (September 12 1910)EventPremiere performance of Gustav Mahler s 8th symphony in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers, with an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler s rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)
September 12th, 1909 (September 12 1909)BirthDonald MacDonald, O.C., LL.D. former president of the Canadian Labour Congress and politician (d.1986)
September 12th, 1907 (September 12 1907)BirthLouis MacNeice, Irish poet (died in 1963)Louis MacNeice Quotes
September 12th, 1906 (September 12 1906)EventNewport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
September 12th, 1902 (September 12 1902)BirthJuscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil (died in 1976)
September 12th, 1901 (September 12 1901)BirthBen Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (died in 1975)
September 12th, 1898 (September 12 1898)BirthSalvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (died in 1963)
September 12th, 1898 (September 12 1898)BirthBen Shahn, Lithuanian-born American artist (died in 1969)
September 12th, 1897 (September 12 1897)EventBattle of Saragarhi
September 12th, 1897 (September 12 1897)BirthIrene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (died in 1956)
September 12th, 1892 (September 12 1892)BirthAlfred A. Knopf, American publisher (died in 1984)
September 12th, 1891 (September 12 1891)BirthPedro Albizu Campos, advocate for Puerto Rican independence (died in 1965)
September 12th, 1890 (September 12 1890)EventSalisbury, Rhodesia, is founded.
September 12th, 1888 (September 12 1888)BirthMaurice Chevalier, French singer and actor (died in 1972)Maurice Chevalier Quotes
September 12th, 1880 (September 12 1880)BirthH. L. Mencken, American journalist and author (died in 1956)H. L. Mencken Quotes
September 12th, 1875 (September 12 1875)BirthMatsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (died in 1926)
September 12th, 1874 (September 12 1874)DeathFrancois Guizot, French historian and statesman (born in 1787)
September 12th, 1870 (September 12 1870)DeathFitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (born in 1836)
September 12th, 1869 (September 12 1869)DeathPeter Roget, British lexicographer (born in 1779)
September 12th, 1857 (September 12 1857)EventThe SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship carried 13-15 tons of gold from the San Francisco Gold Rush.
September 12th, 1855 (September 12 1855)BirthSimon-Napoleon Parent, Canadian politician (died in 1920)
September 12th, 1852 (September 12 1852)BirthH. H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died in 1928)
September 12th, 1848 (September 12 1848)EventSwitzerland became a Federal state.
September 12th, 1847 (September 12 1847)EventMexican-American War: The Battle of Chapultepec begins. U.S. Army deserters in the Saint Patrick s Battalion who fought alongside the Mexican army are hanged en masse for treason by the order of General Winfield Scott.Saint Patrick Quotes
September 12th, 1846 (September 12 1846)EventElizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.Robert Browning Quotes
September 12th, 1836 (September 12 1836)DeathChristian Dietrich Grabbe, German writer (born in 1801)
September 12th, 1830 (September 12 1830)BirthWilliam Sprague IV, America politician from Rhode Island (died in 1915)
September 12th, 1819 (September 12 1819)DeathGebhard Leberecht von Blucher, Prussian general (born in 1742)
September 12th, 1818 (September 12 1818)BirthRichard Gatling, American weapons inventor (died in 1903)
September 12th, 1814 (September 12 1814)EventBattle of North Point: An American detachment halts the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.
September 12th, 1812 (September 12 1812)BirthRichard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (died in 1886)
September 12th, 1779 (September 12 1779)DeathRichard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (born in 1711)
September 12th, 1764 (September 12 1764)DeathJean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (born in 1683)
September 12th, 1759 (September 12 1759)EventBritish soldiers captures the town of Quebec.
September 12th, 1740 (September 12 1740)BirthJohann Heinrich Jung, German author (died in 1817)
September 12th, 1725 (September 12 1725)BirthGuillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (died in 1792)
September 12th, 1712 (September 12 1712)DeathJan van der Heyden, Dutch painter (born in 1637)
September 12th, 1695 (September 12 1695)DeathJacob Abendana, Spanish scholar (born in 1630)
September 12th, 1691 (September 12 1691)DeathJohn George III, Elector of Saxony (born in 1647)
September 12th, 1690 (September 12 1690)BirthPeter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (died in 1775)
September 12th, 1688 (September 12 1688)BirthFerdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (died in 1731)
September 12th, 1683 (September 12 1683)EventAustro-Ottoman War: Battle of ViennaSeveral European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
September 12th, 1683 (September 12 1683)DeathKing Afonso VI of Portugal (born in 1643)
September 12th, 1672 (September 12 1672)DeathTanneguy Lefebvre, French classical scholar (born in 1615)
September 12th, 1665 (September 12 1665)DeathJean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (born in 1596)
September 12th, 1660 (September 12 1660)DeathJacob Cats, Dutch poet, jurist, and politician (born in 1577)
September 12th, 1642 (September 12 1642)DeathHenri Coiffier de Ruze, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, French conspirator (born in 1620)
September 12th, 1612 (September 12 1612)DeathTsar Vasili IV of Russia (born in 1552)
September 12th, 1609 (September 12 1609)EventHenry Hudson discovers the Hudson River.
September 12th, 1605 (September 12 1605)BirthWilliam Dugdale, English antiquarian (died in 1686)
September 12th, 1575 (September 12 1575)BirthHenry Hudson, English explorer (died in 1611)
September 12th, 1500 (September 12 1500)DeathAlbert, Duke of Saxony (born in 1443)
September 12th, 1494 (September 12 1494)BirthKing Francis I of France (died in 1547)
September 12th, 1492 (September 12 1492)BirthLorenzo II de Medici, Duke of Urbino (died in 1519)
September 12th, 1369 (September 12 1369)DeathBlanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (born in 1345)
September 12th, 1362 (September 12 1362)DeathPope Innocent VI
September 12th, 1229 (September 12 1229)EventThe Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa Ponca, Mallorca, with the purpose of conquering the island.
September 12th, 1213 (September 12 1213)EventAlbigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon, at the Battle of Muret.
September 12th, 1213 (September 12 1213)DeathKing Peter II of Aragon (born in 1174)
September 12th, 1185 (September 12 1185)DeathAndronikos I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (born in 1118)
September 12th, 0490 (September 12 0490)EventAthens defeats Persia at the Battle of Marathon;origin of the marathon long-distance race (attributed to Pheidippides)
September 12th, 0413 (September 12 0413)DeathMarcellinus of Carthage, Christian saint

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