Today in history – 9.12.2018

  • 1609 – Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River.
  • 1938 – Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1953 – U.S. Senator and future President John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1958 – Little Rock High School in Arkansas was ordered by the Supreme Court to admit black students.
  • 1962 – President John F. Kennedy delivers his “We choose to go to the moon” speech at Rice University.
  • 1994 – Frank Eugene Corder fatally crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House’s south lawn, striking the West Wing. There were no other casualties.