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Calendar for September 12th, 2014

1600s

  • 1609: Henry Hudson began exploration of what is later to be named the Hudson River

  • 1750s

  • 1758: Astronomer Charles Messier cataloged the Crab Nebula

  • 1810s

  • Born 1818: Richard Jordan Gatling (inventor)

  • 1820s

  • 1823: A whale followed a boat to the Montreal harbor

  • Born 1829: Charles Dudley Warner (editor)

  • 1840s

  • 1846: Elizabeth Barrett eloped with Robert Browning

  • 1880s

  • Born 1880: H.L. Mencken (journalist)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1892: Alfred A. Knopf (publisher)

  • Born 1898: Ben Shahn (painter)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1944: Barry White (singer)

  • 1950s

  • 1953: John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island

  • 1954: Lassie made its television debut

  • 1959: Bonanza made its television debut

  • 1959: Luna 2 spacecraft launched

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Amy Yasbeck (actress)

  • 1966: The Monkees debuted on television

  • 1970s

  • Died 1972: William Boyd (actor)

  • Born 1973: Paul Walker (actor)

  • Born 1978: Benjamin McKenzie (actor)

  • Born 1978: Ruben Studdard (singer; former American Idol contestant)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Yao Ming (basketball player)

  • Born 1986: Emmy Rossum (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1992: Anthony Perkins (actor)

  • 1992: Astronauts Jan Davis and Mark Lee became the first married couple in space during a shuttle mission

  • Died 1993: Raymond Burr (actor)

  • Died 1998: John Hollman (CNN newscaster)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Johnny Cash (singer)

  • 2005: Hong Kong Disneyland opened


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