Almanac – September 12

1885 – Arbroath Football Club set a British soccer record when they beat Bon Accord 36-0 in the Scottish FA Cup.

Give a thought to Dundee Harp – on the same day, in the same competition, they beat Aberdeen Rovers 35-0…but who remembers them ?

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1910 – Alice Stebbins Wells was appointed to the Los Angles Police Department, becoming the world’s first policewoman with arrest powers.

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1940 – The famous Paleolithic cave paintings at Lascaux, France, were discovered

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1944 – Barry White born. American composer and singer-songwriter. His greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with the Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits, “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe.”

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1959 – The USSR launched the space probe Luna-2. 36 hours later it was to crash-land on the Moon, thus becoming the first [known] man-made object to reach another celestial body.

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2003 – Johnny Cash died. American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.  Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel.

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