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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Today First in 12th September :

  • 490 BC – Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece.
  • 1309 – The First Siege of Gibraltar takes place in the context of the SpanishReconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada resulting in a Castilian victory.
  • 1930 – In cricket Wilfred Rhodes ends his 1110-game first-class career by taking 5 for 95 for H.D.G. Leveson Gower's XI against the Australians.
  • 1942 – World War II: First day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge during the Guadalcanal CampaignU.S. Marines protectingHenderson Field on Guadalcanal are attacked by Imperial Japanese Army forces.
  • 1944 – World War II: The liberation of Serbia from Nazi Germany continues. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia is among those liberated cities. Near Trier, American troops enter Germany for the first time.
  • 1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.
  • 1959 – Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.
  • 1992 – NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.
  • 2001 – Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.
  •  DEATH : 2014 – Ian Paisley, Northern Irish evangelical minister and politician, 2nd First Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1926)

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