About September 12

September 12, 2021 is the 255th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 110 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 142 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 12

  • 1213
    Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret.
  • 1229
    The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa Ponça, Majorca, with the purpose of conquering the island.
  • 1814
    Battle of North Point: an American detachment halts the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.
  • 1846
    Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
  • 1848
    Switzerland becomes a Federal state.
  • 1897
    Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi.
  • 1919
    Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers Party.
  • 1938
    Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1940
    An explosion at the Hercules Powder Company plant in Kenvil, New Jersey kills 51 people and injures over 200.
  • 1944
    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.
  • 1959
    The Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the moon.
  • 1966
    Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA’s Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions)
  • 1974
    Juventude Africana Amilcar Cabral is founded in Guinea-Bissau.
  • 1980
    Military coup in Turkey.
  • 1983
    The USSR vetoes a UN Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet shooting down of a Korean civilian jetliner on September 1.
  • 1984
    Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 246, previously set by Herb Score in 1954. Gooden’s 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.
  • 2001
    Ansett Australia, Australia’s first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.
  • 2003
    In Fallujah, US forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers.
  • 2008
    The 2008 Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train kills 25 people.

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