September 12, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings
  • 49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ)
  • Italian troops enter Egypt

Birthdays in History

  • Roger K Crouch, Jamestown Tenn, astronauts (STS 83, 94)
  • Stephen J Solarz, (Rep-D-NY, 1975-93)