12 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Francis I of France, 1494
  • Richard Jordan Gatling, 1818
  • Charles Dudley Warner, 1829
  • Anselm Feuerbach, 1829
  • Herbert Asquith, 1852
  • H. L. Mencken, 1880
  • Maurice Chevalier, 1888
  • Alfred A. Knopf, 1892
  • Ben Shahn, 1898
  • Jesse Owens, 1913
  • Ian Holm, 1931
  • George Jones, 1931
  • Margo St. James, 1937
  • Maria Muldaur, 1943
  • Barry White, 1944
  • Linda Gray, 1944

Died On This Day:

  • Emperor Andronicus I, 1185
  • Pope Innocent VI, 1362
  • John Alden, 1687
  • Peter Mark Roget, 1869
  • Rupert D'Oyly Carte, 1948
  • William Boyd, 1972
  • Robert Lowell, 1977
  • Steven Biko killed, 1977
  • Anthony Perkins AIDS, 1992
  • Raymond Burr, 1993
  • Tom Ewell, 1994
  • Johnny Cash, 2003
  • Jack Kramer, 2009
  • Claude Chabrol, 2010
  • Ray Dolby, 2013

Today's Events:

  • 1609 - Hudson River discovered by English navigator/explorer Henry Hudson.
  • 1654 - 23 Jewish refugees from Portugal arrive at Dutch colony of New Amsterdam and are allowed to stay.
  • 1846 - Robert Browning marries Elizabeth Barrett.
  • 1873 - E. Remington & Sons of Ilion, NY manufacture their first Type-writer.
  • 1878 - Cleopatra's Needle erected on the Thames Embankment.
  • 1908 - Winston Churchill marries Clementine.
  • 1910 - First uniformed woman policewoman in America, Alice Stebbins Wells, hits the beat in Los Angeles.
  • 1932 - Reichstag dissolved in Germany.
  • 1940 - Painted caves at Lascaux, France, first explored by five boys lead by Marcel Ravidat.
  • 1943 - Mussolini rescued by Germans from prison.
  • 1948 - Korean People's Republic (North Korea) proclaimed.
  • 1953 - John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier at Newport, RI.
  • 1958 - Texas Instrument new employee Jack Kilby demonstrates his new invention - the microchip.
  • 1970 - Arab commandos blow up hijacked airliners in Jordan.
  • 1970 - Concorde aircraft lands for the first time at Heathrow airport London; many noise complaints.
  • 1992 - Space shuttle Endeavor takes off with first black woman, first Japanese person and married couple.
  • 2001 - Following attacks on Pentagon and WTC, President George W. Bush declares war on terrorism.
  • 2004 - Category 5 Hurricane Ivan strikes Jamaica killing 16; sixth-strongest recorded hurricane in Atlantic

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Guy of Anderlecht

Holiday:

  • National Revolution day in Ethiopia
  • Independence Day in Cape Verde

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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