About September 12

September 12, 2022 is the 255th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 110 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 132 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 12

  • 490 BC
    Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece.
  • 372
    Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
  • 1213
    Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
  • 1848
    Switzerland becomes a Federal state.
  • 1897
    Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi.
  • 1906
    The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
  • 1940
    Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.
  • 1961
    The African and Malagasy Union is founded.
  • 1964
    Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
  • 1970
    Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
  • 1983
    A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.
  • 1983
    The USSR vetoes a UN Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet shooting down of a Korean civilian jetliner on September 1.
  • 1988
    Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica; it turns towards Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula 2 days later, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage.
  • 1994
    Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House’s south lawn, striking the West wing and killing himself.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
  • 2005
    Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
  • 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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