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September 12 in History

Update: September, 12/2012 - 08:45



In the Peruvian War of Independence, 9,300 Spaniards under Laserna are defeated by Peruvian patriots led by Sucre at the battle of Ayacucho; the battle led to Peru's independence.


Viet Nam's President Ho Chi Minh decrees press regulations to protect rights of media workers.


Establishment of Hoang Sa District of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province, now Da Nang, including the whole of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago in the East Sea; and establishment of Truong Sa District, of now Khanh Hoa Province, including the whole of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.


Britain and Sinn Fein, the Irish Republican Army's political wing, hold their first formal talks for more than 70 years.


South African researchers discover an almost entire skeleton of early-man, estimated to be 3.6 million years old – the oldest such find anywhere in the world.


After the collapse of the Twin Towers, US President George W Bush addresses a national audience to declare America is under attack and the United States will use all its resources to defeat terrorism.


The UN Security Council votes to lift sanctions against Libya that had been in place for 11 years as a response to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.


Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe quietly adopts constitutional changes that make it easier for the state to seize private property and prevent opponents from traveling abroad to criticise his 25-year rule.


Syrian guards foil an attempt by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants to blow up the US Embassy in Damascus, exchanging fire outside the compound's walls. — REUTERS/AP

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