12 December

December 12 is the 346th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 19 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about December 12th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 12th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Gingerbread House Day
  • National Poinsettia Day
  • World Choral Day
  • Worldwide Candle Lighting Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – December 12

2009: Houston, Texas elects Annise Parker

The City of Houston becomes the most populous city in the United States to have an openly gay mayor.

1969: Piazza Fontana bombing

A bomb exploded at the building of the National Agrarian Bank, Milan, Italy, killing 17 people and injuring 88.

1963: Kenyan independence

Kenya declared its independence from the UK.

1787: Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

It was the first of the larger states to vote to ratify the document.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, December 12

1950: Rajinikanth, Indian actor, screenwriter, producer

1923: Bob Barker, American game show host

1915: Frank Sinatra, American singer, actor

1881: Harry Warner, Polish/American businessman, co-founded Warner Bros.

1863: Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, December 12

2007: Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1999: Joseph Heller, American author, playwright

1985: Anne Baxter, American actress

1968: Tallulah Bankhead, American actress

1889: Robert Browning, English poet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *