List of September 12th Major News Events – The People History

List of September 12th Major News Events – The People History

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12 Sept, 1988 Jamaica Hurricane Gilbert

1988 : Hurricane Gilbert A category 5 hurricane with winds reaching 175 mph and the eye large enough to cover Jamaica causes destruction on a scale never before seen on the Island killing hundreds of people and damaging nearly 70% of the Islands homes.

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12 Sept, 1990 Australia Bungee Jumping Banned

1990 : Following a number of High Profile deaths and many other injuries the activity known as Bungee Jumping has been banned in Australia.

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12 Sept, 1990 China Crack Down On Crime

September 12th, 1990 : China has cracked down on crime and has executed over 1,500 people this year in a report published by Amnesty International , many within 2 weeks of being arrested which brings into question the trials which many believe are just a mere formality.

12 Sept, 1997 U.S.A. Bankruptcy Increasing

1997 : Figures just released show that more Americans were declaring bankruptcy in an attempt to leave credit cards debts behind them.

12 Sept, 1998 UK Spice Girls

1998 : Spice girls return from 3 month tour in the United States to thousands of adoring fans.

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12 Sept, 2000 U.S.A. Dollar Strengthens

2000 : The US dollar continues it’s strong run with the dollar hitting highs against the pound Sterling and the Euro in late trading.

12 Sept, 2001 Bush Announces War On Terrorism

September 12th, 2001 : Following the Terrorist attacks on the United States President George W. Bush calls the attacks “acts of war” against the United States and announced a war against terrorism, vowing to “find those responsible and bring them to justice” and told the nation that a search for those responsible was already underway. NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, supported the presidents call for military action.

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12 Sept, 2002 U.S.A. Alan Greenspan

2002 : The chairman of the US Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan has urged Congress and the administration it must balance the federal budget and restrain the desire to cut taxes while raising levels of public spending.

12 Sept, 2006 California New Emissions Control Bill

September 12th, 2006 : California passed a new emissions control bill. This piece of legislation became one of the most extensive of carbon dioxide fume regulation documents in the U.S.A. that was drafted into law. One aspect of this new legislation called for a 25 percent decrease of carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2020.

12 Sept, 2006 U.S. Embassy Attack Damascus

2006 : An attack on the United States embassy in Damascus, Syria was stopped by Syrian security forces. Attackers tried to drive two car bombs into the buildings but they were stopped. One car bomb went off near the embassy.

12 Sept, 2007 Ethiopia Celebrates New Millennium

2007 : Ethiopia celebrated its millennium on this day. The country follows the Coptic Orthodox Church calendar which would make the start of the millennium September 12th of 2007.

12 Sept, 2007 Russia Largest Ever Bomb

2007 : Russia tested what they claim to be the largest non-nuclear explosive in the world. The bomb is said to be four times more powerful than the USA’s MOAB device. It is a thermobaric bomb and was dubbed the Father of All Bombs by the creators of the bomb.

12 Sept, 2008 Saudi Arabia OK to Kill Satellite Channel Owners

September 12th, 2008 : The highest ranking judge in Saudi Arabia stated that it is acceptable to kill owners of certain satellite television channels while being interviewed on a radio program. He said that the owners of channels that show immoral or evil programs should be killed if they are not punished in other ways. This is a strange news story and relates to words supposedly from Sheikh Saleh al-Lihedan, 79, chief of the kingdom’s highest tribunal, the supreme judiciary council who believes satellite television channels provides seduction, obscenity and vulgarity and should be stamped out by any means including murder of the owners.

12 Sept, 2008 Train Crash in Los Angeles

2008 : Twenty-five people died and 135 others are injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train in Los Angeles.

12 Sept, 2011 Mexico Rescues Six Oil Workers

2011 : Six oil workers who had been floating on a raft for three days in the Gulf of Mexico were rescued by authorities. The workers had to evacuate their offshore vessel after being hit by Tropical Storm Nate, four others were still missing.

12 Sept, 2012 US Official Dies in Consulate Attack

2012 : One US official was killed and another was injured after people stormed the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya while protesting a US film that they believed insulted the prophet Muhammad. After the attack President Obama vowed to bring justice to those who staged the attack that caused the death of the US official.

12 Sept, 2013 Audio Engineer Dolby Dies

September 12th, 2013 : Ray Dolby died at the age of eighty after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and being diagnosed with leukemia. Dolby was known for his breakthrough work with sound recording. He helped develop the technology to cut out background noise in tape recording and developed surround sound.