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1978Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba

1911Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0

1943Waffen-SS (Skorzeny) frees Benito Mussolini at Gran Sasso

1979Red Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off Yankee Jim Beattie

1982102nd US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 62 46 64)

197696th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 36 76 64)

1992Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang in what is believed to be the longest match in US Open history (5hr 26min)

1787American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated

1922Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)

197185th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (64 76)

1960John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.

1979Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits

1992106th US Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A Sanchez Vicario (63 63)

201027th MTV Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem wins

1987101st US Womens Tennis Open: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-6 6-1)

193650th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (4-6 6-3 6-2)

1965Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open

1938Adolf Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czech

196579th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (86 75)

1958Jack Kilby demonstrates his first integrated circuit (IC) to his supervisor

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

2005Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL

1995INXS' Michael Hutchence pleads guilty to punching a photographer

1993113rd US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Cedric Pioline (64 64 63)

September 12th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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) 
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 
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 
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) 
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. 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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. 
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) 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
1997
The UN passes a resolution allowing Iraq to reach the $2.14 billion oil sales limit under its oil-for-food program 
1997
The UN passes a resolution allowing Iraq to reach the $2.14 billion oil sales limit under its oil-for-food program 
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. 
2001
Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America. 
2001
Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry leaving 10000 people unemployed. 
2003
In Fallujah, US forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers. 
2003
The United Nations lifts 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. 
2005
The red-green coalition, led by Jens Stoltenberg, wins the Norwegian parliamentary election, taking 87 of 169 seats in the parliament. 
2005
Israel completes its withdrawal of all troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip. 
2005
The bodies of more than 40 patients discovered in a flooded hospital in New Orleans. 
2005
Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. 
2005
Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL 
2007
Shinzo Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan. 
2007
Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder. 
2009
The 9-12 Project organized multiple marches and demonstrations across the USA to protest government spending. 
2010
27th MTV Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem wins 
2012
18 soldiers are killed by a rebel car bomb in Syria 
2012
314 people are killed in factory fire in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan 
2012
Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6 
2016
Clinton cancels California trip after pneumonia diagnosis 
2016
N Korea ready for another nuclear test, says South 
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