September 12

Facts & Historical Events On This Day

2018

Crosshatch drawings discovered on a 1.5-inch piece of stone in Blombos Cave in South Africa were found to be the oldest known human drawing at 73,000 years old.

2017

East London sewers were blocked by an 829-foot (253 meters), 260,000 lb (23 ton) giant fatberg.

2010

Lady Gaga wore a full outfit made of meat for the MTV Video Music Awards.

1998

Nintendo released Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition in Japan for the Game Boy Color.

1988

An extreme category 5 hurricane called Gilbert hit Jamaica, with the eye of the storm being 15 miles wide.

1986

The American neo-noir mystery film 'Blue Velvet' premiered in Toronto, Canada.

1981

The animated fantasy TV show 'The Smurfs' premiered on NBC.

1962

American department store Kohl’s opened their first store in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

1940

17,000-year-old cave art was discovered in France.

1928

American actress Katherine Hepburn had her first stage performance in New York City, where she played in 'Night Hostess.'

1848

A new federal constitution was created, which marked Switzerland as a federal state.

1758

French astronomer Charles Messier accidentally discovered the Crab Nebula while looking for the Halley comet.

1609

Henry Hudson began a journey up the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.

490 BC

The Greeks defeated the Persians in the Battle of Marathon.