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
- National Gingerbread House Day
- National Poinsettia Day
- World Choral Day
- Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
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.
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
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