This Day in History: Sept. 12

In 1814, during the War of 1812, American forces slowed British troops advancing on Baltimore in the Battle of North Point.

1914: During World War I, the First Battle of the Marne ended in an Allied victory against Germany.

1938: Adolf Hitler demanded the right of self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia.

1944: The Second Quebec Conference opened with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in attendance.

1962: In a speech at Rice University in Houston, President John F. Kennedy reaffirmed his support for the manned space program, declaring: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

2000: Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first first lady to win an election as she claimed victory in the New York Democratic Senate primary, defeating little-known opponent Dr. Mark McMahon.

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