On this day: September 12

POSTED: 09:34 PM PDT Sep 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 11, 2013 

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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