On This Day: September 12th

This is 255th day of the year and 110 days remain in the year.

in history
1609
Henry Hudson began his exploration of the Hudson River.
1953
Future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier.
1977
South African black civil rights leader Steven Biko died while in police custody.
1992
Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first black woman in space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
1999
Indonesia announced it would allow an international peacekeeping force to restore order to East Timor.
2008
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who was under investigation for corruption, resigned as prime minister.
September 12 Birthdays
Alfred A. Knopf1892–1984, American publisher, born in New York City.
Jesse Owenstrack star
Ben Shahnpainter
Maurice Chevaliersinger and film actor
Henry Louis Menckeneditor, author, and critic
Mary Ann Dyer Goodnightphilanthropist
Richard Jordan Gatlinginventor



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