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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1980 (September 12 1980)EventMilitary coup in Turkey.
September 12th, 1979 (September 12 1979)EventIndonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
September 12th, 1977 (September 12 1977)EventSouth African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is killed in police custody.Steve Biko Quotes
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, 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, 1964 (September 12 1964)EventCanyonlands National Park was designated as a National Park.
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, 1953 (September 12 1953)EventNikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
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, 1947 (September 12 1947)EventThe U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
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, 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, 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, 1938 (September 12 1938)EventAdolf Hitler demands autonomy for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.Adolf Hitler 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, 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, 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, 1906 (September 12 1906)EventNewport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
September 12th, 1897 (September 12 1897)EventBattle of Saragarhi
September 12th, 1890 (September 12 1890)EventSalisbury, Rhodesia, is founded.
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, 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, 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, 1759 (September 12 1759)EventBritish soldiers captures the town of Quebec.
September 12th, 1683 (September 12 1683)EventAustro-Ottoman War: Battle of ViennaSeveral European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
September 12th, 1609 (September 12 1609)EventHenry Hudson discovers the Hudson River.
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, 0490 (September 12 0490)EventAthens defeats Persia at the Battle of Marathon;origin of the marathon long-distance race (attributed to Pheidippides)

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