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On This Day — September 12


September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 110 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).


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.

1919 – Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers’ Party (later the Nazi Party).

1962 – President John F. Kennedy, at a speech at Rice University, reaffirms that the U.S. will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

2011 – The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City opens to the public.

2014 – Three-year-old William Tyrrell disappears in Kendall, New South Wales, Australia.


Composer Hans Zimmer turns 60

Conservative commentator Greg Gutfield turns 53

Comedian Louis C.K. turns 50

Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson turns 36

Game of Thrones Actor Alfie Allen turns 31

Shameless Actress Emmy Rossum turns 31

Happy Birthday to all September 12th babies!



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