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This Day in History for September 12

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1910 – United States’ first known female cop appointed, Alice Stebbins Wells by LAPD.

1914 – Yankee shortstop Robert Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager.

1928 – Hurricane in Florida, kills 6,000.

1935 – Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph.

1940 – 49 die and 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ).

1944 – Second Quebec Conference: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and the Combined Chiefs of Staff meet in Quebec City, Canada to discuss Allied occupation zones, the Morgenthau Plan, U.S. Lend-Lease aid to Britain and the role of the Royal Navy.

1944 – US Army troops enter Germany for 1st time.

1947 – Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games.

1954 – White Sox win 90th game, 1st time they win this many since 1920.

1958 – US Supreme Court orders the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas to integrate.

1959 – “Bonanza” premieres on NBC-TV.

1964 – Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ 4 1/2″.

1966 – Gemini XI with Charles “Pete” Conrad and Richard F. Gordon aboard launched for 71-hour flight.

1976 – Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St. Louis 30, Seattle 24)

1981 – US Open Women’s Tennis: Tracy Austin wins her second US title; beats Martina Navratilova 1-6, 7-6, 7-6.

1988 – Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamiaica.

1992 – Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)

2003 –  The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

2012 – Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6.

2017 – Apple unveils premium iPhone X costing $999, along with iPhone 8.