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What Happened on December 12th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Dutch Formula One racing driver Max Verstappen wins the controversial 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, beating seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton to become the first Formula One World Champion to come from the Netherlands.
2015 The Paris Agreement relating to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is adopted.[29]
2012 North Korea successfully launches its first satellite, Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2.
2001 Prime Minister of Vietnam Phan Văn Khải announces the decision on upgrading the Phong Nha–Kẻ Bàng nature reserve to a national park, providing information on projects for the conservation and development of the park and revised maps.
2000 The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.
1999 A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits the Philippines's main island of Luzon, killing six people, injuring 40, and causing power outages that affected the capital Manila.
1988 The Clapham Junction rail crash kills thirty-five and injures hundreds after two collisions of three commuter trains—one of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom.
1985 Arrow Air Flight 1285R, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8, crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing all 256 people on board, including 236 members of the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division.
1979 The 8.2 Mw  Tumaco earthquake shakes Colombia and Ecuador with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 300–600, and generating a large tsunami.
1979 Coup d'état of December Twelfth occurs in South Korea.
1969 The Piazza Fontana bombing; a bomb explodes at the headquarters of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura (the National Agricultural Bank) in Piazza Fontana in Milan, Italy, killing 17 people and wounding 88. The same afternoon, three more bombs are detonated in Rome and Milan, and another is found unexploded.
1963 Kenya declares independence from Great Britain.
1956 United Nations Security Council Resolution 121 relating to acceptance of Japan to the United Nations is adopted.
1946 United Nations Security Council Resolution 13 relating to acceptance of Siam (now Thailand) to the United Nations is adopted.
1945 The People's Republic of Korea is outlawed in the South, by order of the United States Army Military Government in Korea.
1941 World War II: Fifty-four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; César Basa is killed.
1941 The Holocaust: Adolf Hitler declares the imminent extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.
1939 HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.
1939 Winter War: The Battle of Tolvajärvi, also known as the first major Finnish victory in the Winter War, begins.
1937 Second Sino-Japanese War: USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink U.S. gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze river in China.
1935 Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.
1917 Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
1915 Yuan Shikai declares the establishment of the Empire of China and proclaims himself Emperor.
1901 Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal (the letter "S"
1870 Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman.
1866 Oaks explosion: The worst mining disaster in England kills 361 miners and rescuers.
1862 American Civil War: USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River.
1787 Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the US Constitution.
1388 Maria of Enghien sells the lordship of Argos and Nauplia to the Republic of Venice.
627 Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II's Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.
Famous People Born on December 12

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Year Name
1940 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Agriculture
1799 Karl Bryullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
1982 Dmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player and coach
1969 Michael Möllenbeck, German discus thrower
1972 Wilson Kipketer, Kenyan-Danish runner
1830 Joseph Orville Shelby, Confederate general (d. 1897)
1866 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1950 Gorman Thomas, American baseball player
1994 Otto Warmbier, American student imprisoned in North Korea (d. 2017)
1925 Vladimir Shainsky, Ukrainian-Russian pianist and composer (d. 2017)
Famous People Deaths On December 12

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Date Name
1975 Richard Baggallay, English colonel and cricketer (b. 1884)
2013 Tom Laughlin, American actor, director, screenwriter, author, educator, and activist (b. 1931)
1296 Isabella of Mar, first wife of Robert Bruce VII (b. 1277)
2010 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver, founded Tom Walkinshaw Racing (b. 1946)[184]
1970 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
2021 Maʻafu Tukuiʻaulahi, Tongan politician and military officer, Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1955)[206]
1968 Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (b. 1902)
884 King Carloman II of the Franks (born c.866; hunting accident)
1966 Karl Ruberl, Austrian-American swimmer (b. 1880)
1803 Prince Frederick Adolf of Sweden (b. 1750)