September 12, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Article: Dog Unearths Cave of Antiquity

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, 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)