1992 - The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched by NASA making it the 59th shuttle mission
1964 - Canyonlands National Park, a colorful park located in southeastern Utah, is designated as a National Park
1940 - In Lascaux, France cave paintings are discovered
1935 - Malcolm Campbell: the fastest man on Earth
1928 - Katharine Hepburn makes Broadway debut
This Day In Business
2005 - Hong Kong Disneyland opens - it would have 5.2 million visitors its first year.
1953 - A year after John F. Kennedy was elected Senator, he married Jacqueline Bouvier
1890 - British South Africa Company founds Salisbury (Rhodesia) in the Mashonaland territory.
1984 - The Chicago Bulls sign their number one pick - Michael Jordan.
September 12th Holiday
Defenders Day (Maryland) - Commemorates the successful defense of Baltimore from the British on September 12, 1814, which would lead to the creation of the "Star Spangled Banner."
Today's Birthday Trivia
In 1983, she made her TV debut, playing Sandy Redford in the TV film Love Is Forever. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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