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September 12 Birthdays

Alfred A. Knopf
1892–1984, American publisher, born in New York City.

Richard Jordan Gatling
inventor (1818)

Mary Ann Dyer Goodnight
philanthropist (1839)

Henry Louis Mencken
editor, author, and critic (1880)

Maurice Chevalier
singer and film actor (1888)

Ben Shahn
painter (1898)

Jesse Owens
track star (1913)

September 12 in History


Henry Hudson began his exploration of the Hudson River.


Future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier.


South African black civil rights leader Steven Biko died while in police custody.


Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first black woman in space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.


Indonesia announced it would allow an international peacekeeping force to restore order to East Timor.

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