September 12th
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France 1940 France Lascaux Prehistoric Cave Paintings 12th Sept. 1940 : The Lascaux prehistoric cave paintings are discovered by accident by teenagers searching for their dog in France, the paintings are believed to date back over 15,000 years and are considered to be some of the best examples of well-known Upper Paleolithic paintings dating back 16,000 years ever discovered.

UK 1922 England Rudyard Kipling Tuesday, 12th Sept. 1922 : Rudyard Kipling the well known British writer and poet has made a statement to the New York Times giving an answer to critics that he never stated the United States only entered World War I for the gold it could gain and that Britain and the free world would always be in debt to America for it's help and assistance in World War I.
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Argentina 1930 Argentina Military Coup 12th Sept. 1930 : Buenos Aires the capitol of Argentina is still in turmoil with mobs running through the streets after the President Irigoyen was overthrown by a military coup.

U.S. 1948 U.S.A. Spread Of Polio Increases 12th September 1948 : The spread of Infantile Paralysis ( Polio ) is continuing to increase in many US States, only in the worst affected areas will schools continue to stay closed for public health reasons.
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U.S. 1953 U.S.A. JFK Marries Jacky 12th Sept. 1953 : Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
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Russia 1953 Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 12th Sept. 1953 : Six months after the death of Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev succeeds him as first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

U.S. 1960 U.S.A. Hurricane Donna 12th Sept. 1960 : Hurricane Donna one of the most destructive hurricanes seen for many years is pounding Eastern Long Island, New York with high winds and heavy rain causing widespread flooding and property damage and is expected to hit New England within a short time. Although schools in New York opened as usual for the first day of school many were closed early as the ferocity of the storm was realized.
Many areas in Florida that were hit by Hurricane Donna have now been declared a major disaster area with an estimated 1/4 million homes still without electricity, Telephones and water. The final death toll is not known but it could well reach double figures once more of the homes that were destroyed can be checked.
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U.S. 1962 U.S.A. Kennedy Tells The World America Will Land A Man On The Moon 12th Sept. 1962 : In response to the progress made the the Soviet Union in the space race President John F. Kennedy announced that America will place a man on the moon and safely return him before the year 1970
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Jordan 1970 Jordan Plane Hijack 12th Sept. 1970 : Palestinian Guerrillas who have hijacked three aircraft in the desert, today blew up those aircraft at the airstrip, but stated the passengers were removed first so are still safe.

Ethiopia More News and Events From 1974 Ethiopia Emperor Haile Selassie 12th September 1974 : Emperor Haile Selassie who had been crowned "King of Kings of Ethiopia" in 1930 spending 5 years in exile from 1936 - 1941 is deposed by military coup .
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South Africa 1977 South Africa Steve Biko Killed 12th Sept. 1977 : Steve Biko, a strong anti apartheid activist, was killed in an African prison while in police custody.
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Indonesia 1979 Indonesia Earthquake 12th Sept. 1979 : An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia and although little damage was felt on the mainland it triggered a tidal wave that destroyed homes and left 8,000 people homeless on the remote island of Yapen.

U.S. 1980 U.S.A. Detroit 12th Sept. 1980 : The latest census figures released for Detroit confirm what many have believed and confirmed the worst fears showing that the population of the city has decreased by 23% in just 10 years. Census figures are used to distribute Federal Aid and a decrease of 23% will mean a decrease in aid for the beleaguered city.

Jamaica 1988 Jamaica Hurricane Gilbert 12th Sept. 1988 : Hurricane Gilbert A category 5 hurricane with winds reaching 175 mph and the eye large enough to cover Jamaica causes destruction on a scale never before seen on the Island killing hundreds of people and damaging nearly 70% of the Islands homes .
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Australia 1990 Australia Bungee Jumping Banned 12th Sept. 1990 : Following a number of High Profile deaths and many other injuries the activity known as Bungee Jumping has been banned in Australia
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China 1990 China Crack Down On Crime 12th September 1990 : China has cracked down on crime and has executed over 1,500 people this year in a report published by Amnesty International , many within 2 weeks of being arrested which brings into question the trials which many believe are just a mere formality.

U.S. 1997 U.S.A. Bankruptcy Increasing 12th Sept. 1997 : Figures just released show that more Americans were declaring bankruptcy in an attempt to leave credit cards debts behind them.

UK 1998 UK Spice Girls 12th Sept. 1998 : Spice girls return from 3 month tour in the United States to thousands of adoring fans.
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U.S. 2000 U.S.A. Dollar Strengthens Against Euro and pound 12th Sept. 2000 : The US dollar continues it's strong run with the dollar hitting highs against the pound Sterling and the Euro in late trading.

U.S. 2001 U.S.A. Bush Announces War On Terrorism 12th Sept. 2001 : Following the Terrorist attacks on the United States President George W. Bush calls the attacks "acts of war" against the United States and announced a war against terrorism, vowing to "find those responsible and bring them to justice" and told the nation that a search for those responsible was already underway. NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, supported the presidents call for military action.
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U.S. 2002 U.S.A. Alan Greenspan 12th Sept. 2002 : The chairman of the US Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan has urged Congress and the administration it must balance the federal budget and restrain the desire to cut taxes while raising levels of public spending.
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U.S. 2006 U.S.A. California New Emissions Control Bill 12th September 2006 : California passed a new emissions control bill. This piece of legislation became one of the most extensive of carbon dioxide fume regulation documents in the U.S.A. that was drafted into law. One aspect of this new legislation called for a 25 percent decrease of carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2020.

Syria 2006 Syria U.S. Embassy Attack Damascus 12th September 2006 : An attack on the United States embassy in Damascus, Syria was stopped by Syrian security forces. Attackers tried to drive two car bombs into the buildings but they were stopped. One car bomb went off near the embassy.

Ethiopia 2007 Ethiopia Celebrates New Millennium 12th September 2007 : Ethiopia celebrated its millennium on this day. The country follows the Coptic Orthodox Church calendar which would make the start of the millennium September 12th of 2007.

Russia 2007 Russia Largest ever Bomb 12th September 2007 : Russia tested what they claim to be the largest non-nuclear explosive in the world. The bomb is said to be four times more powerful than the USA’s Moab device. It is a thermobaric bomb and was dubbed the Father of All Bombs by the creators of the bomb.

Saudi Arabia 2008 Saudi Arabia OK To Kill satellite television Channel Owners 12th September 2008 : The highest ranking judge in Saudi Arabia stated that it is acceptable to kill owners of certain satellite television channels while being interviewed on a radio program. He said that the owners of channels that show immoral or evil programs should be killed if they are not punished in other ways.
This is a strange news story and relates to words supposedly from Sheikh Saleh al-Lihedan, 79, chief of the kingdom’s highest tribunal, the supreme judiciary council who believes satellite television channels provides seduction, obscenity and vulgarity and should be stamped out by any means including murder of the Owners.

United States 2008 United States Train Crash Los Angeles 12th September 2008 : Twenty-five people died and 135 others are injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train in Los Angeles.

Mexico 2011 Mexico Mexico Rescues Six Oil Workers 12th September, 2011 : Six oil workers who had been floating on a raft for three days in the Gulf of Mexico were rescued by authorities. The workers had to evacuate their offshore vessel after being hit by Tropical Storm Nate, four others were still missing.

Libya 2012 Libya US Official Dies in Consulate Attack
12th September, 2012 : One US official was killed and another was injured after people stormed the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya while protesting a US film that they believed insulted the prophet Muhammad. After the attack President Obama vowed to bring justice to those who staged the attack that caused the death of the US official.



United States
2013 United States Audio Engineer Dolby Dies

12th September, 2013 : Ray Dolby died at the age of eighty after suffering from Alzheimer's disease and being diagnosed with leukemia. Dolby was known for his breakthrough work with sound recording. He helped develop the technology to cut out background noise in tape recording and developed surround sound.