September 12 Holidays

September 12 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | September 12 Calendar

September 12th Daily Holidays include:

  • Defenders Day (State of Maryland)
  • National Ants on a Log – September 12, 2023 (Second Tuesday in September)
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Day of Civic Hacking
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Police Woman’s Day
  • National Report Medicare Fraud Day
  • R U Ok Day – (Australia) – September 12, 2023 (Second Tuesday in September)
  • United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
  • Video Games Day

September 12: Famous Birthdays

  • September 12, 1812 – Richard March Hoe, American engineer and businessman who invented the Rotary printing press (d. 1886)
  • September 12, 1818 – Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor who invented the Gatling gun (d. 1903)
  • September 12, 1931 – George Jones, American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist (He Stopped Loving Her Today (d. 2013)
  • September 12, 1940 – Linda Gray, American model and actress (Dallas)
  • September 12, 1944 – Barry White, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • September 12, 1973 – Paul Walker, American actor, producer and founder of the humanitarian aid nonprofit charity Reach Out Worldwide (Fast and Furious movies) (d. 2013
  • September 12, 1974 – Jennifer Nettles, American singer, and songwriter (Sugarland)

September 12: Historical Events

  • September 12, 1609 – While aboard the Halve Maen, Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River
  • September 12, 1848 – A new constitution marks the establishment of Switzerland as a federal state
  • September 12, 1857 – With 13-15 tons of gold on board from the California Gold Rush, the SS Central America sinks about 160 east of Cape Hatteras, North Caroline drowning 426 passengers and crew
  • September 12, 1890 – Salisbury, Rhodesia is founded
  • September 12, 1906 – The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar
  • September 12, 1923 – Southern Rhodesia is annexed by the United Kingdom (currently called Zimbabwe)
  • September 12, 1940 – Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France
  • September 12, 1940 – The Hercules Powder Company in Kenvil, New Jersey has an explosion that kills 51 and injures over 200
  • September 12, 1942 – During World War II, the RMS Laconia is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks carrying civilians, allied soldiers and Italian POW’s
  • September 12, 1945 – The People’s Republic of Korea brings an end to Japanese rule over Korea
  • September 12, 1959 – The Soviet Union launches Lunik II at the moon
  • September 12, 1959 – The first scheduled TV program in color, Bonanza premieres
  • September 12, 1980 – Military coup in Turkey
  • September 12, 1988 – Hurricane Gilbert destroys Jamaica, then turns to the Yucatan Peninsula where it causes an estimated $5 billion in damage
  • September 12, 1994 – Frank Eugene Corder crashes a single engine Cessna 150 into the White House’s south lawn, striking the West wing. He is killed in the crash
  • September 12, 2011 – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City opens to the public

September 12: Music Events

  • September 12, 1910 – Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players premieres in Munich, Germany
  • September 12, 1966 – The Monkees TV show premieres with four actors that are chosen to form a pop band based on The Beatles.
  • September 12, 1995 – Circus is the fourth studio album released by Lenny Kravitz
  • September 12, 1998 – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, her solo album debuts at #1 in the U.S.
  • September 12, 2006 – Future Sex: Love Sounds is released by Justin Timberlake as his second solo album. The lead single SexyBack (Video Below) takes the album to #1 in the U.S. and sells over 9 million copies
  • September 12, 2009 – Awake and Alive by the Christian rock band Skillets charts on the Hot 100 at #100. The album Away debuts at #2 in the U.S.
  • September 12, 2017 – The Hand in Hand Telethon benefits victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma includes Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato and Dave Matthews among the performers

September 12: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 12 is Virgo.

August Birthstone:

What is the September Birthstone? Sapphire

The September birthstone is sapphire – a gem that’s been cherished for thousands of years. Although the term sapphire usually refers to the blue variety of corundum (ruby is the red variety), this birthstone comes in a rainbow of other colors. Sapphires are mined in many countries around the world, including Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, and the United States. The most valuable sapphires are those that are deep blue in color and have no visible inclusions.


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