Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 12, 2019:

37th calendar week, 255th day of the year

Still 110 days to the end of the year

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Nameday: Guido, Maria


2018 - For the first time, Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is piloting pilots and flight attendants for higher wages and better working conditions.

2017 - Apple introduces a radically redesigned iPhone with the iPhone X.

2014 - Federal Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière (CDU) prohibits the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) every activity in Germany.

2009 - The businessman Dominik Brunner, who protects himself in front of four children, is beaten up by two adolescents at the Munich S-Bahn station Solln. He dies of heart failure. The case triggers heated discussions about youth violence and civil courage.

1999 - In North Rhine-Westphalia, the mayors and district councilors are directly elected in local elections.

1974 - Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is overthrown by the military.

1964 - American civil rights activist Martin Luther King visits West Berlin.

1959 - The American TV station NBC broadcasts the first episode of the Western series "Bonanza".

1949 - Theodor Heuss (FDP) is elected by the Federal Assembly in Bonn as the first Federal President.


1979 - Florian Schroeder (40), German cabaret artist

1959 - Sigmar Gabriel (60), German politician (SPD), chairman of the SPD 2009-2017, vice-chancellor 2013-2018, foreign minister 2017-2018

1964 - Dieter Hecking (55), German football player and coach, Hamburger SV since 2019

1949 - Irina Rodnina (70), Russian figure skater, from 1969 to 1980 triple Olympic champion, ten times world and eleven times European champion

1944 - Barry White, American soul singer and composer ("You're The First, The Last, My Everything"), d. 2003


2014 - Ian Paisley, Northern Irish politician, founding member of the Protestant Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), b. 1926

1819 - Gerhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prussian Field Marshal, won the decisive victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo with his English allies under Field Marshal Wellington. 1742