SEPTEMBER 12 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1688 – Ferdinand Brokoff the Czech sculptor was born on the 12th September 1688 (died 1731).

1812 – Richard March Hoe the American industrialist and inventor of the Rotary printing press was born on the 12th September 1812 (died 1886).

1848 – Switzerland became a Federal state on the 12th September 1848.

1862 – Carl Eytel the German-American painter was born on the 12th September 1862 (died 1925).

1885 – Heinrich Hoffmann the German photographer was born on the 12th September 1885 (died 1957).

1890 – Salisbury in Rhodesia was is founded on the 12th September 1890.

1895 – Freymóður Jóhannsson the Icelandic painter and composer was born on the 12th September 1895 (died 1973).

1897 – Grietje Jansen-Anker the Dutch super-centenarian was born on the 12th September 1897 (died 2009).

1913 – Jesse Owens the American sprinter was born on the 12th September 1913 (died 1980).

1919 – Adolf Hitler joined the German Workers Party on the 12th September 1919.

1940 – Cave paintings were discovered in Lascaux, France on the 12th September 1940.

1945 – Milo Manara the Italian comic book writer and artist was born on the 12th September 1945.

1948 – Max Walker the Australian cricketer was born on the 12th September 1948.

1952 – Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting took place in Flatwoods, West Virginia on the 12th September 1952.

1956 – Barry Andrews the English singer and pianist from XTC was born on the 12th September 1956.

1956 – Brian Robertson the Scottish rock guitarist from Thin Lizzy and Motörhead was born on the 12th September 1956.

1957 – Hans Zimmer the German composer and producer was born on the 12th September 1957.

1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit on the 12th September 1958.

1959 – Premiere of Bonanzaon the 12th September 1959, it was the 1st regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.

1959 – The Soviet Union launched the large rocket Lunik II at the moon on the 12th September 1959.

1964 – Canyonlands National Park was designated as a National Park on the 12th September 1964.

1965 – Einstein Kristiansen the Norwegian cartoonist was born on the 12th September 1965.

1966 – Ben Folds the American singer-songwriter and musician from Ben Folds Five was born on the 12th September 1966.

1973Paul Walker the American actor and producer was born in Glendale, California on the 12th September 1973 (died 30th November 2013 aged 40). Paul Walker is best known for his roles in Varsity Blues and The Fast and the Furious film series. Paul Walker’s official website: | Paul Walker verified Facebook: | Paul Walker verified Twitter: | Paul Walker’s charity: Reach Out WorldWide: | YouTube video: Fast & Furious 6 Official Trailer #1 (2013)…

1977 – Grant Denyer the Australian race car driver and journalist was born on the 12th September 1977.

1983 – A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States was robbed of approximately US$7 million on the 12th September 1983, by Los Macheteros.

1988 – Hurricane Gilbert devastated Jamaica on the 12th September 1988. Then turned towards Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula 2 days later, causing approximately $5 billion in damage.

1992 – NASA launched Space Shuttle Endeavour on the 12th September 1992, on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board were Mae Carol Jemison, the 1st African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the 1st Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the 1st married couple in space.

2001 – Ansett Australia, Australia’s 1st commercial interstate airline, collapsed on the 12th September 2001, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.

2005 – Hong Kong Disneyland opened in Penny’s BayLantau Island, Hong Kong on the 12th September 2005.

2011 – The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened to the public on the 12th September 2011.

Today in History for September 12th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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