1923 - Actor Spencer Tracy marries Louise Treadwell
1953 - U.S. Senator and future U.S. President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island
1996 - Jack Gillis marries Meg White and takes her last night and they form The White Stripes
Quote of the Day
September 12th is National Day of Encouragement!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Avoiding eating triggers is difficult, because they are everywhere. If you want to end overeating, you must develop Lifestyle Solutions that allow you to coexist in your environment filled with food triggers!
You must first track your triggers, and then tackle your triggers. Find out specific strategies to do this from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits on her Avoiding Eating Triggers page of her website!
This Day in History
1609 - While aboard the Halve Maen, Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River
1848 - A new constitution marks the establishment of Switzerland as a federal state
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
1890 - Salisbury, Rhodesia is founded
1906 - The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar
1923 - Southern Rhodesia is annexed by the United Kingdom (currently called Zimbabwe)
1940 - Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France
1940 - The Hercules Powder Company in Kenvil, New Jersey has an explosion that kills 51 and injures over 200
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
1945 - The People's Republic of Korea brings an end to Japanese rule over Korea
1959 - The Soviet Union launches Lunik II at the moon
1959 - The first scheduled TV program in color, Bonanza premieres
1980 - Military coup in Turkey
1988 - Hurricane Gilbert destroys Jamaica, then turns to the Yucatan Peninsula where it causes an estimated $5 billion in damage
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
2011 - The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City opens to the public
This Day in Music
1910 - Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players premieres in Munich, Germany
1966 - The Monkees TV show premieres with four actors that are chosen to form a pop band based on The Beatles.
1995 - Circus is the fourth studio album released by Lenny Kravitz
1998 - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, her solo album debuts at #1 in the U.S.
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
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.
2017 - The Hand in Hand Telethon benefits victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma includes Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato and Dave Matthews among the performers
This Day in Sports
1895 - United States (Defender) beats England (Valkyrie III) in the 10th America's Cup
1920 - The VII Summer Olympic Games end in Antwerp, Belgium
1979 - Carl Yastrzemski hits his 3,000 hit
1984 - Dwight Gooden sets the record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 276
1991 - Nolan Ryan has his 312th career win
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A word or utterance, especially with reference to its form rather than its meaning. 2. A syllable or sound without specific meaning, used together with or in place of actual words in a song.
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