On This Day

Historical Events on September 12 (Part 2)

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  • 1999 51st Emmy Awards: The Practice, Ally McBeal, Dennis Franz & Edie Falco win

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1999 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins 2nd and final US title; beats fellow American Todd Martin 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin
  • 2000 Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.
  • 2001 Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
  • 2001 Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry leaving 10000 people unemployed.
  • 2003 In Fallujah, US forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers.
  • 2003 The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

2004 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer of Switzerland wins first US title; outclasses Australian Lleyton Hewitt 6-0, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2004 Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 20-16 at Soldier Field to snap their NFL-record 24-game road losing streak
  • 2005 The red-green coalition, led by Jens Stoltenberg, wins the Norwegian parliamentary election, taking 87 of 169 seats in the parliament.
  • 2005 Israel completes its withdrawal of all troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip.
  • 2005 The bodies of more than 40 patients discovered in a flooded hospital in New Orleans.
  • 2005 Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

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2007 Shinzō Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe

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

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

  • 2009 The 9-12 Project organized multiple marches and demonstrations across the USA to protest government spending.
  • 2009 US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Kim Clijsters becomes first unseeded player and wildcard to win the tournament; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3
  • 2009 South Africa claims 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series with 32-29 win over defending champions New Zealand in Hamilton; Steyn bros dominate with the boot; Morné kicks 2 penalties, 2 conversions & dropped goal; François, 3 penalties

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2010 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem win

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

2011 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his first US title; beats Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Music releaseMusic Single

2011 "Love On Top" single released by Beyoncé (Grammy Award Best Traditional R&B Performance 2013, Billboard Song of the Year 2012)

  • 2012 18 soldiers are killed by a rebel car bomb in Syria
  • 2012 314 people are killed in factory fire in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2012 Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6

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2012 Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III
  • 2015 Jeremy Corbyn is elected leader of the UK Labour party
  • 2015 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Italian final Flavia Pennetta wins her only Grand Slam title; beats Roberta Vinci 7-6, 4-7, 6-2; first Italian to win US title
  • 2015 12 tourists mistaken for militants, are killed by Egyptian forces in Egypts Western Desert
  • 2017 Hope Hicks appointed permanent White House Communications Director after working in an interim role
  • 2017 Monster fatburg 250m long, 130 tons, size of 11 buses found in sewers under east London
  • 2017 Lady Gaga confirms her battlle with chronic illness fibromyalgia
  • 2017 Apple unveils premium iPhone X costing $999, along with iPhone 8
  • 2018 Oldest known human drawing discovered, 73,000 years old, in Blombos Cave, South Africa published in "Nature"
  • 2018 More than 3,600 children reported abused by Catholic priests in Germany (1946-2014) in leaked report
  • 2018 European parliament votes to pursue disciplinary action against Hungary for anti-democratic actions, first ever such vote