What Happened on September 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

Article: Dog Unearths Cave of Antiquity

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Linda Gray, American actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mickey Lolich, American pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Patrick Mower, English actor (Emmerdale), born in Oxford, England
  • Roger K. Crouch, American astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Jamestown, Tennessee
  • Stephen Solarz, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)