This Day in History- September 12

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This Day in History- September 12

History has a lot of incidents that hold major significance in building the contemporary world. Each day has a unique lesson to teach which we must be aware of. Did you know, in 1940, a dog led 4 teens to 17,000-year-old drawings! Read through the blog to read more such interesting incidents and events that occurred on this day in history- September 12.

What Happened in India on September 12?

1786: Lord Cornwallis
Lord Cornwallis took office as Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief.

Youtube: Sports Keeda

1966: Mihir Sen swarms the Dardanelles
Mihir Sen crossed the Dardanelles strait in his dart of five continents where he swam through famous straits of the world.

1948: Indian Army Invades the State of Hyderabad
Indian Army Invades the State of Hyderabad a day after Pakistani leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah passes away.

Also Read what happened on September 9, September 10, and September 11

What Happened Around the World on September 12?

1662: John Flamsteed
John Flamsteed sees partial solar eclipse which stirs his interest in astronomy.

Source Wikipedia

1755: Giacomo Casanova imprisonment
Giacomo Casanova is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in Venice without trial for the affront to religion and common decency

1829:  Greek War of Independence
Greek War of Independence ends after 8 years and 6 months.

1919: German Worker’s Party
Adolf Hitler joins the obscure German Worker’s Party as its 7th member. Hence, agreeing not with worker’s rights, but with its German Nationalism and antisemitism.

1922: World Record
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4). He set 22 official world records and won a total of nine gold and three silver medals.

1940: Dog leads 4 teens to 17,000-year-old drawings
Four teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux, France discovers 17,000-year-old drawings now known as the Lascaux Cave Paintings.

Source: History

1949: Theodor Heuss’s election
Theodor Heuss was elected 1st President of the German Federal Republic (West Germany) with Konrad Adenauer the 1st Prime Minister.

1959: Luna 2
The Soviet Union launched Luna 2, the first space probe to hit the Moon.

1953: John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier
U.S. senator and future president John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

Source: JFK library

1992: 1st African American woman to go into space
Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space. She flew into space aboard the Endeavour STS-47.

Source: Citizen newspaper group

2007: Joseph Estrada convicted
Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder.

Explore the significant events that occurred on September 6, September 7, September 8.

Famous Birthdays

1912: Feroze Gandhi, Indian Politician

Source: Wikipedia

1913: Jesse Owens. American Athlete


1981: Jennifer Hudson, American Singer

Source: imdb

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