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On This Day in History, December 12

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

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