What happened on December 12?
We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering.
Here’s a look at what happened that day, December 12, throughout history. We remember the news, events and people who shaped the course of history forever.
TODAY: DECEMBER 12
2009 | Annise Parker was elected mayor of Houston that day. Houston’s first openly gay mayor and the first American city to have an openly gay mayor.
2011 | Human rights activist and leader of the opposition in the Congress for the Republic, Moncef Marzouki was elected President of Tunisia.
2012 | North Korea launches long-range rocket and ignores international warnings.
1862 | USS Cairo sinks in the Yazoo River. Cairo was the first ship to be submerged, and the Union lost its first ship to a torpedo.
1936 | Chinese nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek was arrested by one of his generals, Chang Hsüeh-Liang and Yang Hucheng that day.
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1999 | American author, best known for his satire on war and bureaucracy, a catch-22, Joseph Heller, 76.
2020 | Anglo-Irish writer, John le Carré, 89 years old.
2014 | American cartoonist, Norman Bridwell, 86
2017 | American politician and 43rd mayor of San Francisco from 2011 until his death, 65.
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2006 | American television actress and influencer, Indi Star.
1969 | South African photojournalist. He was shot and killed in Libya while covering the Libyan civil war on April 5, 2011, Anton Hammerl.
1955 | Egyptian general and former Minister of Defense from 2014 to 2018, Sedki Sobhy Sayyid Ahmad.
1965 | Egyptian journalist, Alaa Thabet.
1940 | Indian politician with over 50 years of public service, Sharad Govindrao Pawar.
1933 | Eddie Shore punched Toronto Maple Leafs star Ace Bailey from behind, smashing his skull and ending his career that day.
1966 | For the first time “A man for all seasons “ based on the play by Robert Bolt and directed by Fred Zinnemann premiered in New York.
The world’s second largest producer of bauxite is in Africa located in Guinea where a quarter of the world’s bauxite reserves are located in Guinea.