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
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
Deaths On This Day – December 12
2007 Ike Turner
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
1999 Joseph Heller
American author, playwright
1985 Anne Baxter
1968 Tallulah Bankhead
1889 Robert Browning