On This Day: December 12th

This is 347th day of the year and 19 days remain in the year.

in history
Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
Joseph Rainey took his seat as the first African American in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Mona Lisa was recovered in Florence after having been stolen two years earlier (August 1911) from the Louvre.
Kenya gained its independence from Britain.
The House Judiciary Committee approved a fourth and final article of impeachment against President Clinton.
The U.S. Supreme Court stopped the presidential election recount in Florida.
Yasir Arafat closed the offices of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
December 12 Birthdays
Frank Sinatra1915–1998, American singer, actor.
Bob BarkerTV personality
Dionne Warwicksinger
Tracy Austintennis player
Jennifer Connellyactor
William Lloyd Garrisonabolitionist
John Jaystatesman
Gustave Flaubertnovelist
Edvard Munchpainter
Edward G. Robinsonactor
Patrick O'Briannovelist

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.