Historical Events on 12th September

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1015 - Henry I becomes Count of Leuven
1213 - Battle at Muret: Crusade of Simon de Montfort beat Pedro II of Aragon
1217 - French prince Louis & English King Henry III sign peace treaty
1229 - The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa Ponça, Majorca, with the purpose of conquering the island.
1396 - Crusaders under earl of Nevers reaches Nicopolis
1543 - Treaty of Venlo: Duke Willem of Gulik & Emperor Charles V
1556 - Emperor Charles abdicates in favour of his brother Ferdinand I
1624 - 1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames before James I
1635 - Sweden & Poland sign ceasefire Treaty of Stuhmsdorf
1639 - Viceroy Thomas Wentworth sails back to England
1662 - John Flamsteed sees partial solar eclipse, stirs his interest in astronomy
1673 - Prince Willem III occupies Naarden
1683 - Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna - several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
1695 - NY Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
1703 - Emperor Leopold I ends contacts on Spanish heritage
1703 - English army under arch duke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal
1720 - Isaak of Hoornbeek elected Dutch pension advisor
1722 - Russian troops occupy Baku & Derbent on Persia
1733 - Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king
1745 - Duke of Toscane chosen German emperor Frans I Stefanus
1751 - Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
1758 - French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue
1759 - British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.
1776 - Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission
1787 - Black Masons form 1st lodge
American Statesman George MasonAmerican Statesman George Mason 1787 - American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated
1814 - Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812
1847 - Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
1848 - Switzerland becomes a Federal state.
1857 - 423 die when "Central America" sinks off Cape Romain SC
1862 - Battle of Harpers Ferry VA
1867 - 2nd synagogue in Curacao, Emanu-El of Willemstad, inaugurated
1874 - 1874 The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.
1876 - King Leopold II opens Congo-conference
1878 - Cleopatra Needle installed in London
1882 - Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
1885 - Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set
1888 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Greek Interpreter" (BG)
1890 - Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland and found Fort Salisbury (now Harare, Zimbabwe).
1895 - Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
1897 - Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi
1901 - Arabs attack Gedara Palestine
1906 - The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
1907 - Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
1908 - Canada appoints a Civil Service Commission, initiating a more equitable system for selecting civil servants
1910 - Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
1910 - World's 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (LAPD)
MLB Pitcher Cy YoungMLB Pitcher Cy Young 1911 - Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0
1912 - Dutch Olympian Committee forms (NOC)
1914 - Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
1918 - During WW I, US forces launch an attack on German-occupied St Mihiel
1920 - 7th Olympic games close in Antwerp Belgium
1922 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
1923 - Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
1925 - 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
1927 - Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
Runner nicknamed the Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi 1928 - -17] Hurricane in Florida, kills 6,000
1928 - Katharine Hepburn's NY stage debut in "Night Hostess"
1930 - Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
1931 - 51st US Mens Tennis: H E Vines beats George M Lott Jr (7-9 6-3 9-7 7-5)
1932 - Bkln Dodger Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch hit HR
1932 - German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved
1933 - Alejandro Lerroux forms new Spanish government
1933 - Dutch parliament accepts ban on uniforms
1933 - Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.
1934 - Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR
1935 - 55th US Mens Tennis: Wilmer L Allison beats Sidney B Wood (6-2 6-2 6-3)
1935 - Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph
Tennis Champion Alice MarbleTennis Champion Alice Marble 1936 - 50th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (4-6 6-3 6-2)
1936 - 56th US Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Donald Budge (2-6 6-2 8-6 1-6 10-8)
1938 - Adolf Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czech
1940 - 49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ)
1940 - Italian troops enter Egypt
1940 - 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings
1941 - 1st German ship in WW II captured by US ship (Busko)
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1942 - Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal
1942 - Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes
1943 - Free French lands on Corsica
1943 - Waffen-SS (Skorzeny) frees Benito Mussolini at Gran Sasso
1944 - -16] Hurricane, kills 389 in NC
1944 - Noorbeek & Mheer freed
1944 - US Army troops entered Germany for 1st time
1946 - Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels
1947 - Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games
1948 - Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1949 - Theodor Heuss elected 1st pres/Conrad Adenauer 1st PM of German FR
1950 - Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
1952 - Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London
1953 - "Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 perfs
1953 - Brooklyn Dodgers, clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team
1954 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1954 - Indians sweep Yanks at Municipal Stadium; largest AL crowd (86,563)
1954 - WLBZ TV channel 2 in Bangor, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1954 - White Sox win 90th game, 1st time they win this many since 1920
1955 - KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Black students enter & are barred from Clay Ky elementary school
1957 - Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
1958 - US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - Jack Kilby demonstrates his first integrated circuit (IC) to his supervisor
1959 - "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV
Engineer Jack KilbyEngineer Jack Kilby 1959 - Janos Kádár becomes premier of Hungary
1959 - Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on Moon
1960 - "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
1960 - John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.
1961 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
1963 - WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1964 - 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
1964 - Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"
1964 - Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
1965 - 79th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (86 75)
1965 - 85th US Mens Tennis: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (62 79 75 61)
1965 - Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75
1965 - Manuel Santana wins US Tennis Open
1965 - Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
1965 - WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
LPGA Golfer Mary MillsLPGA Golfer Mary Mills 1965 - 17th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show & Dick Van Dyke win
1966 - "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
1966 - Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight
1966 - KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast
1966 - Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich begins teaching
1968 - Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact
1970 - 1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport
1970 - Luna 16 Launch (Moon Sample Return)
1970 - Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
1970 - Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for 1st time at Heathrow airport
1970 - US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
1970 - USSR launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility
1970 - Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 1971 - 85th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (64 76)
1971 - 91st US Mens Tennis: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (36 63 62 76)
1972 - Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics
1973 - 2 bettors win largest US Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)
1973 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1974 - Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)
1974 - Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
1976 - 96th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 36 76 64)
Tennis Legend Jimmy ConnorsTennis Legend Jimmy Connors 1976 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1976 - Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)
1976 - White Sox Minnie Minoso, 53, is oldest to get a hit in majors
1978 - Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba
1978 - Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television
1979 - Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits
1979 - Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die & $23 million damage
1979 - Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
1979 - Red Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off Yankee Jim Beattie
MLB Outfielder Carl YastrzemskiMLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski 1979 - Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
1980 - Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey
1981 - 95th US Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats M Navratilova (16 76 76)
1981 - Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
1981 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1981 - Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yanks for 8 innings before Rick Cerone & Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
1982 - 102nd US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 62 46 64)
1982 - Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
1982 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1983 - Albert Rizzo trod water at sea for 108 hours 9 minutes
1983 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1983 - Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million
1983 - USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
1984 - Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
1984 - Cyndi Lauper sings "She-Bop" on Tonight Show
1984 - Ethiopia forms socialist republic
1984 - NY Met Dwight Gooden sets rookie strike out record at 251
1985 - Flight readiness firing of Atlantis' main engines; 20 seconds
1986 - 240.49 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986 - Twins fire manager Ray Miller & replace him with coach Tom Kelly
1986 - US professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 1987 - 101st US Womens Tennis Open: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-6 6-1)
1987 - Ethiopia adopts constitution
1987 - Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year
1988 - 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
1988 - Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica
1989 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm
1990 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1990 - US, England, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 1991 - Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win
1991 - Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched
1992 - 106th US Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A Sanchez Vicario (63 63)
1992 - Hurricane Inuki pounds Hawaii
1992 - STS-47 (Endeavour 2) launches
1992 - Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang in what is believed to be the longest match in US Open history (5hr 26min)
1993 - 113rd US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Cedric Pioline (64 64 63)
1993 - Donna Andrews wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
Tennis Player Pete SamprasTennis Player Pete Sampras 1993 - Junxia Cheek runs 3000 m ladies world record (8:12.29)
1993 - Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career
1993 - STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit
1994 - Cessna crashes in White House front yard
1994 - Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery
1994 - Parti Québécois wins parliamentary election
1995 - INXS' Michael Hutchence pleads guilty to punching a photographer
1995 - Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.
1997 - NY Met John Olerud hits for the cycle
INXS rocker Michael HutchenceINXS rocker Michael Hutchence 1999 - Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
1999 - 51st Emmy Awards: The Practice, Ally McBeal, Dennis Franz & Edie Falco win
2000 - Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.

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