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September 12th History

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September 12th In Pop Culture History

1609 - Henry Hudson began his exploration of the Hudson River.

1910 - Alice Stebbin Wells was hired as America's first actual female police officer, in Los Angeles.

1940 - The Lascaux Cave Paintings, about 17,300 year old, were found in southwestern France.

1952 - The Flatwoods Monster was described by several children in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Their mother, Kathleen may also reported seeing a ten foot creature.

1954 - Lassie premiered on CBS

1959 - The Soviet Union's Lunik 2 was launched, (purposefully) crash-landing on the moon two days later.

1965 - The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, for the fourth time.

1966 - The Monkees debuted on NBC.


1970 - Josie and the Pussycats premiered on CBS Saturday morning.

1970 - LSD advocate, Dr. Timothy Leary, escaped from a California prison and fled to Algeria.

1970 - The unmanned Soviet Luna 16 was launched - it landed on the moon, scooped up 101 grams of the lunar surface, and returned to Earth.

1972 - Maude premiered on CBS.

1977 - South African black civil rights leader Steven Biko died while in police custody.

1978 - Taxi premiered on ABC

1983 - The animated G.I. Joe mini-series based on the toys of the same name debuted, in syndication

1983 - Inspector Gadget debuted on ABC

1992- NBC canceled all of their Saturday morning cartoons and opted to air Saved By The Bell, California Dreams, NBA Inside Stuff, Name Your Adventure and a weekend version of Today. It marked the end of all children's programming entirely on the network.

1993 - Famous Perry Mason actor Raymond Burr died after a battle with liver cancer

1994 - Former Family Feud host Richard Dawson returned to host the game show

2007 (Volcano Eruption) Southern Sumatra, Indonesia

2012 - Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.

September 12th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Jennifer Hudson (1981)
Linda Gray (1940)
Jesse Owens (1913)
Yao Ming (1980)
George Jones (1931)
Emmy Rossum (1986)
Benjamin McKenzie (1978)
Barry White (1944)
Ruben Studdard (1978)
Rachel Ward (1957)
Maurice Chevalier (1888)
Paul Walker (1973)
Ben Folds (1966)
The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards, and it's heart beats 1,400 times a minute.

 



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