On this day: September 12

Published: Sep 12 2012 12:34:26 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 12 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

John F. Kennedy marries Jackie, "Lassie," "The Monkees," "Bonanza" and "Taxi" all premiere on TV, and The Man in Black dies, all on this day.

OTD September 12 - SS Central America
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National Maritime Museum, London

1857: The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Capt. William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13 to 15 tons of gold from the San Francisco Gold Rush.

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