On this day: Liverpool fans exonerated over Hillsborough disaster

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Back in 2012 on this day, Liverpool Football Club said fans had been completely exonerated by the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report into the stadium disaster.

The panel revealed South Yorkshire Police had sought to blame fans by instructing officers to change or amend their statements relating to the events of April 15, 1989, when 96 Liverpool fans died.

Here are other events that happened on September 12:

1885: Arbroath set a British soccer record by beating Bon Accord 36-0 in the Scottish Cup, thanks in part to 13 goals from centre-forward John Petrie. Dundee Harp ran them close on the same day, by beating Aberdeen Rovers 35-0.

1951: Sugar Ray Robinson regained his world welterweight title by beating Briton Randolph Turpin, in the 'Fight of the Century'. Two months earlier, Turpin had caused one of boxing's biggest ever shocks by beating Robinson.

1991: In their first match under new coach Graham Taylor, England beat Hungary 1-0 at Wembley with Gary Lineker, named captain for the first time, scoring the only goal.

2005: England triumphed in an Ashes series for the first time since 1986-87 after drawing the final Test against Australia at The Oval and taking an overall 2-1 victory.

2011: England batsman Alastair Cook was named the International Cricket Council's Test cricketer of the year.

2012: Liverpool Football Club said fans had been completely exonerated by the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report into the stadium disaster. The panel revealed South Yorkshire Police had sought to blame fans by instructing officers to change or amend their statements relating to the events of April 15, 1989, when 96 Liverpool fans died.

2013: Rangers midfielder Ian Black was handed an immediate three-match ban - with a further seven games suspended until the end of the season - for breaching rules on gambling.

2014: Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of the manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a judge in South Africa. Pistorius had been cleared the previous day of pre-meditated murder and second-degree murder by Judge Thokozile.

Yorkshire won the County Championship after beating Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.