What Happened on September 12

Significant Events

  • 1758 French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue
  • 1910 United States' 1st known female cop appointed, Alice Stebbins Wells by LAPD
  • 1933 Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives idea of a nuclear chain reaction
  • 1940 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings
  • 1958 US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate
  • 1959 Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on the Moon
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Did You Know?

1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames for King James I

On September 12, 1624

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
  • 1892 61st UK Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (25) weds writer and activist Lucy Ridsdale (23) in Rottingdean, England
  • 1908 Politician Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier
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