Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 12 - On the Way





On the Way






This Day In History
1787
Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution five days after Delaware became the first.
1901
Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland.
1917
In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
1950
Paula Ackerman, the first woman appointed to perform rabbinical functions in the United States, leads the congregation in her first services.
2000
The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.


Famous Birthdays
1574
Anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619)
1724
Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral (d. 1816)
1779
Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint (d. 1865)
1821
Gustave Flaubert, French writer (d. 1880)
1863
Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (d. 1944)
1893
Edward G. Robinson, American actor (d. 1973)
1914
Patrick O'Brian, English author (d. 2000)
1915
Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (d. 1998)
1924
Ed Koch, American politician
1945
Karl Edward Wagner, award-winning American writer, poet, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy (d. 1994)
1949
Bill Nighy, English actor
1962
Mike Golic, American football player
1970
M├Ądchen Amick, American actress
Jennifer Connelly, American actress
1975
Mayim Bialik, American actress

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