Today in History, English
Today in History, English

104071September 12Event1988 – Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica it turns towards Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula 2 days later, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage.
104072September 12Event1990 – 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 reunification.
104073September 12Event1992 – NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Ja
104074September 12Event1992 – Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Shining Path, is captured by Peruvian special forces shortly thereafter the rest of Shining Path's leadership fell as well.
104075September 12Event1994 – Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing and killing himself.
104076September 12Event1999 – Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
104077September 12Event2001 – Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.
104078September 12Event2003 – 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.
104079September 12Event2003 – Iraq War: In Fallujah, U.S. forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers.
104080September 12Event2005 – Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
104081September 12Event2007 – Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder.
104082September 12Event2008 – The 2008 Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train kills 25 people.
104083September 12Event2011 – The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City opens to the public.
104084September 12Event2014 – Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
104085September 12Event2015 – A series of explosions involving propane triggering nearby illegally stored mining detonators in the Indian town of Petlawad in the state of Madhya Pradesh kills at least 105 people with over 150 injured.
104086September 12Birth1492 – Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (d. 1519)
104087September 12Birth1494 – Francis I of France (d. 1547)
104088September 12Birth1605 – William Dugdale, English genealogist and historian (d. 1686)
104089September 12Birth1688 – Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731)
104090September 12Birth1690 – Peter Dens, Flemish theologian and academic (d. 1775)
104091September 12Birth1725 – Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792)
104092September 12Birth1736 – Hsinbyushin, Burmese king (d. 1776)
104093September 12Birth1740 – Johann Heinrich Jung, German author and academic (d. 1817)
104094September 12Birth1768 – Benjamin Carr, English-American singer-songwriter, educator, and publisher (d. 1831)
104095September 12Birth1797 – Samuel Joseph May, American activist (d. 1871)
104096September 12Birth1812 – Edward Shepherd Creasy, English historian and jurist (d. 1878)
104097September 12Birth1812 – Richard March Hoe, American engineer and businessman, invented the Rotary printing press (d. 1886)
104098September 12Birth1818 – Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor, invented the Gatling gun (d. 1903)
104099September 12Birth1818 – Theodor Kullak, German pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1882)
104100September 12Birth1830 – William Sprague, American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1915)

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