Today is Wednesday, September 12. There are 103 days until Christmas.

On this date In 1966, "The Monkees" debuted on NBC.  The show went on to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series of 1967.

In 1992, Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman in space when she served as a payload specialist aboard space shuttle Endeavour.  The shuttle also carried the first married couple into space.

In 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first First Lady to win an election as she claimed victory in the New York Democratic Senate primary.

Today is Chocolate Milkshake Day, Video Games Day, and Encouragement Day.

Happy Birthday to Former MTV video-jock Nina Blackwood who is 63.

Actress Rachel Ward of 'The Good Wife' and 'The Thornbirds' is 61.

Singer Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland is 44.

Singer and academy award winner Jennifer Hudson is 37.