What are the important events that happened on September 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
September 12: Facts & Myths About This Day
September 12 is the 255th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 110 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 30, 2019 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 435,624 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectapentacontapentagon’ day.
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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 135 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,456 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 12 Historical Events
The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13–15 tons of gold from the San Francisco Gold Rush.
Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi.
Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers Party.
Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
World War II: Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, is rescued from house arrest on the Gran Sasso in Abruzzi, by German commando forces led by Otto Skorzeny.
World War II: The liberation of Serbia from Nazi Germany and the Chetniks continues. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia is among those liberated cities. Near Trier, American troops enter Germany for the first time.
Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.
Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is killed in police custody.
Ansett Australia, Australia’s first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.
Who were born on September 12?
Duke Lorenzo II de' Medici of Urbino (d. 1519)
Richard Gatling, American firearms inventor (d. 1903)
Maurice Chevalier, French singer and actor (d. 1972)
Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times 1935-61 (d. 1968)
Mark Rosenzweig, American brain researcher (d. 2009)
Claude Ruel, French Canadian ice hockey coach
Ali-Ollie Woodson, American singer & musician (The Temptations) (d. 2010)
Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian cartoonist, designer and TV host
Martin Lapointe, Canadian hockey player
Jennifer Nettles, American country singer (Sugarland)
Who died on September 12?
Tsar Vasili IV of Russia (b. 1552)
Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter (b. 1637)
Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (b. 1683)
Leonid Andreyev, Russian writer (b. 1871)
Les Haylen, Australian politician and novelist (b. 1898)
Raymond Burr, Canadian actor (b. 1917)
Konrad Kujau, German illustrator and forger of the Hitler Diaries (b. 1938)
Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)
Bob Quinn, Australian rules footballer (b. 1915)
Claude Chabrol, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1930)
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