This Day In History
September 12th :
1609 – Henry Hudson began his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen.
1959 – Premiere of "Bonanza", the first regularly-scheduled TV program presented in color.
1992 – NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour. On board are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.
Celebrity Birthdays Include :
1940 – Linda Gray
1978 – Ruben Studdard
1980 – Yao Ming