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

  • 1814
    Battle of North Point: an American detachment halts the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
  • 1857
    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.
  • 1874
    The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.
  • 1897
    Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi.
  • 1910
    Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler’s rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)
  • 1919
    Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers Party.
  • 1930
    Wilfred Rhodes ends his 1110-game first-class career by taking 5 for 95 for H.D.G. Leveson Gower’s XI against the Australians.
  • 1938
    Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1940
    Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.
  • 1959
    The Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the moon.
  • 1964
    Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
  • 1980
    Military coup in Turkey.
  • 1983
    A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.
  • 1988
    Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica; it turns towards Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula 2 days later, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage.
  • 1990
    The two German states and the Four Powers sign the Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany in Moscow, paving the way for German re-unification.
  • 1994
    Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House’s south lawn, striking the West wing and killing himself.
  • 1999
    Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
  • 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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