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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: There are terrible, terrible memories of September 11th, things that I saw, people that I lost, the devastation, the identification of bodies. I mean, all these memories come back to you at different times. And then the ...

Other Notable Events for September 12

On this date in history:

In 1609, Henry Hudson discovered what is now known as the Hudson River.

In 1940, near Montignac, France, a collection of prehistoric cave paintings, believed to be 15,000-17,000 years old, was ...

Notable Birthdays for September 12

Those born on this date include:

- British explorer Henry Hudson in 1575
- Richard Gatling, inventor of the Gatling gun, in 1818
- newspaperman Charles Dudley Warner in 1829
- critic H.L. Mencken in 1880
- French ...

Astronomy

Today is Friday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2014 with 110 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.