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9/12/2021 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - September 12

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Today in History in 1935 Millionaire Howard Hughes flew his own designed plane at 352.46 mph; in 1959 “Bonanza” premiered on NBC-TV; and in 1992 what is believed to be the longest tennis match in US Open history (5 hours, 26 minutes) was played.

Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1776 - Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission
  • 1787 - American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated
  • 1919 - Adolf Hitler joins the obscure German Worker's Party as its seventh member, agreeing not with worker's rights, but with its German Nationalism and antisemitism
  • 1935 - Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph
  • 1959 - "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1960 - John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.
  • 1966 - "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1979 - Red Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off Yankee Jim Beattie
  • 1984 - Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
  • 1992 - Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang in what is believed to be the longest match in US Open history (5hr 26min)
  • 1992 - Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)
  • 2012 - Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester

Famous Birthdays

  • 1575 - Henry Hudson, English navigator and explorer (Hudson River)
  • 1818 - Richard Jordan Gatling, US, inventor (hand-cranked machine gun)
  • 1880 - Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman/critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1897 - Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie
  • 1925 - Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 - Linda Gray, actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1944 - Barry White, Galveston Tx, singer (Love's Theme), (d. 2003)
  • 1973 - Paul Walker, Glendale, California, American actor (The Fast and the Furious)
  • 1981 - Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings

  • 1812 - Revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin (33) weds María de los Remedios de Escalada at Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina
  • 1840 - Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck
  • 1846 - Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London
  • 1908 - Politician Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier
  • 1936 - "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)
  • 1953 - American Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 2006 - NBA basketball star Tracy McGrady (27) weds CleRenda Harris at the sandy beach in Los Cabos, Mexico
  • 2009 - Platinum-selling rock band "3 Doors Down" lead singer Brad Arnold weds horseback rider Jennifer Sanderford in Escatawpa, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • 1991 - Regis Toomey, actor (You're in the Army Now, Burke's Law), dies at 93
  • 1992 - Anthony Perkins, actor (Psycho), dies from AIDs at 60
  • 1992 - Ruth Nelson, actress (Awakenings, 3 Women), dies at 87
  • 1993 - Charles Lamont, actor/director (Abbott & Costello movies), dies at 95
  • 1993 - Harold Innocent, actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), dies at 60
  • 1993 - Raymond Burr, actor (Perry Mason), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • 1994 - Tom Ewell, [S Yewell Tompkins], US actor (7 Year Itch), dies at 85
  • 2003 - Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)

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