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 This day in History - September 12
414 Historic Events for September 12
1986

US professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped and held hostage in Beirut

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1986

Twins fire manager Ray Miller and replace him with coach Tom Kelly

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1986

240.49 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange

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1987

Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year

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1987

John Qualen, actor (Patch of Blue, Jungle Book), dies

Death
1987

Ethiopia adopts constitution

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1987

101st US Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (76 61)

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1988

Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica

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1988

1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card

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1988

Lauris Morstad, NATO commander/CEO Corning Fiberglass, dies at 71

Death
1988

Alan Bible, (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), dies at 78

Death
1989

Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation

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1989

Anton Lubowski, Namibian attorney/SWAPO, murdered at 37

Death
1990

"Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm

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1990

Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation

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1990

US, England, France, USSR, East and West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge

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1990

Athene Seyler, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 101

Death
1991

Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched

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1991

Regis Toomey, actor (You're in the Army Now, Burke's Law), dies at 93

Death
1991

?, Japanese interpreter of Rushdies "Satanic Verses", murdered

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1991

Jacques Benoit, [JJM Bayer], poet, dies

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1991

Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

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1992

106th US Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A Sanchez Vicario (63 63)

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1992

Ed Peck, actor (Zoot Suit, Bullitt), dies of heart attack at 75

Death
1992

Ruth Nelson, actress (Awakenings, 3 Women), dies at 87

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