September 12th observes Chocolate Milkshake Day and Video Games Day.
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If today’s your birthday or you just want to know more about this day, then you’ll love these historical events, both good and bad that made September 12 so special.
Did you know that on this day in 1981, the animated fantasy TV show “The Smurfs” premiered on NBC? It became one of the most successful and longest-running Saturday morning shows in television history.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about September 12th in history!
What memorable events happened on September 12 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Crosshatch drawings discovered on a 1.5-inch piece of stone in Blombos Cave in South Africa were found to be the oldest known human drawing at 73,000 years old.
East London sewers were blocked by an 829-foot (253 meters), 260,000 lb (23 ton) giant fatberg.
Fatbergs are formed when things are flushed down the toilet that shouldn’t be. This mass was comprised of fat, wet wipes, oil, condoms, and more.
Lady Gaga wore a full outfit made of meat for the MTV Video Music Awards.
She wore a dress, shoes, and a hairpiece, all made from raw cuts of meat.
Nintendo released Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition in Japan for the Game Boy Color.
It wasn’t released to the North American market until October the following year. Pokémon Yellow was an enhanced version of the Red and Blue Pokémon games released earlier for the Game Boy. One of the biggest differences is that your starter Pokémon is a Pikachu instead of a choice between Charmander, Bulbasaur, or Squirtle.
17,000-year-old cave art was discovered in France.
On this day, a dog named Robot fell into a hole. Marcel Ravidat and his friends went to help Robot. They made their way 15 meters down into the cave, where they discovered paintings of animals on the walls within the cavern. They are now known as the Lascaux Cave Paintings, and the area is now a World Heritage Site.
If you were born on this day, did you know that you share the same birthday with Emmy Rossum? See who else was born on September 12th below!
26 years old
Nov 30, 2013 (Age 40)
37 years old
New York, USA
42 years old
Unfortunately, September 12th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Johnny Cash was an American singer born on February 26, 1932. He died on this day in 2003, at age 71 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Sep 12, 2003 (Age 71)
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Video Games Day
Get your friends together and pull out your favorite game, as today is National Video Games Day! We won’t blame you if the only reason you step out of the house today is to stock up on snacks, as if there was ever a day to dedicate to binging video games all day, it would be today!
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
Calling all milkshake lovers, we have a day just for you! Well, a day for both milkshake and chocolate lovers anyway. You can drink chocolate milkshakes all you want today, as it’s Chocolate Milkshake Day! You can even mix it up a bit by adding extra flavors to your shake.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
In feudal Japan, lords purposely built homes with squeaky floors as a defensive measure against ninjas.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on September 12th, your zodiac sign is Virgo.
Virgo is represented by the Virgin and is the sixth sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between August 23 and September 22 falls into this astrological sign.
All those born in September have the Sapphire birthstone. In the middle ages, priests believed that wearing sapphires would protect them against temptation, evil and impure thoughts. They were known as the stone of protection, which symbolized truth, faithfulness, and heaven.
Anyone born on Sep 12 would likely have been conceived around December 20 in the previous year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be due around June 5th, 2024.