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The 12t o December is the 346t day o the year (347t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 19 days bidin.
- 1787 - Pennsylvanie becomes the 2nt state tae ratify the Unitit States Constitution.
- 1812 - The French invasion o Roushie ends.
- 1866 - The Oaks Splosion in Wast Yorkshire, Ingland, kills 360 miners an rescuers.
- 1901 - Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal.
- 1911 - Delhi replaces Calcutta as caipital o Indie.
- 1911 - George V is crouned Emperor o Indie.
- 1913 - Leonardo da Vinci's pentin Mona Lisa, which wis stolen frae the Louvre in Paris in 1911, is foond in Florence, Italy.
- 1941 - Warld War II: The Unitit Kinrick declares war on Bulgarie.
- 1958 - Guinea jyns the Unitit Naitions.
- 1963 - Kenyae gains unthirldom frae the Unitit Kinrick.
- 1964 - Jomo Kenyatta becomes the 1st Preses o Kenyae.
- 1970 - NASA launches the "Uhuru" X-Ray satellite frae Kenyae.
- 1991 - Abuja becomes the caipital ceety o Nigerie.
- 1991 - Roushie declares unthirldom frae the Soviet Union.
- 1992 - A yirdquauk off Flores Island, Indonesie, kills 2,500 fowk.
- 2000 - Ethiopie an Eritrea end their border war.
- 2003 - Paul Martin becomes Prime meenister o Canadae.
- 2015 - Climate chynge talks in Paris result in an agreement on carbon-dioxide emissions.
- 2016 - Bill English replaces John Key as Prime meenister o New Zealand.
- 2019 - Abdelmadjid Tebboune is electit Preses o Algerie.
- 2019 - 2019 Unitit Kinrick general election:
- Boris Johnson's Conservative Pairty, despite losin seats in Scotland, wins its biggest majority syne 1987, winnin a total o 365 seats, incluidin mony in Labour Pairty stranghaulds in Northren an Central Ingland an pairts o Wales. Labour suffers its heaviest defeat syne 1935.
- The Scots Naitional Pairty wins maist o the Scots seats, increasin its total frae 35 tae 48 seats, takkin seats aff Labour, the Conservatives an Leeberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.
- 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic: The nummer o recordit cases warldwide gets tae 70 million.
- 2020 - Bhutan an Israel normalise diplomatic relations.
- 1574 - Anne o Denmark, Queen Consort o Scots (d. 1619)
- 1731 - Erasmus Darwin, Inglis polymath (d. 1802)
- 1766 - Nikolay Karamzin, Roushie writer (d. 1826)
- 1821 - Gustave Flaubert, French writer (d. 1880)
- 1863 - Edvard Munch, Norse penter (d. 1944)
- 1866 - Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (d. 1919)
- 1915 - Frank Sinatra, American sangster an actor (d. 1998)
- 1923 - Bob Barker, American enterteener
- 1924 - Ed Koch, 105t Mayor o New York Ceety (d. 2013)
- 1928 - Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyz writer (d. 2008)
- 1940 - Dionne Warwick, American sangster
- 1945 - Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaican politeecian
- 1946 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian racin driver
- 1948 - Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Preses o Portugal
- 1949 - Marc Ravalomanana, umwhile Preses o Madagascar
- 1949 - Bill Nighy, Inglis actor
- 1961 - Daniel O'Donnell, Erse sangster
- 1962 - Tracy Austin, American tennis player
- 1970 - Jennifer Connelly, American actress
- 1975 - Mayim Bialik, American actress
- 1984 - Daniel Agger, Dens fitbawer
- 1990 - Victor Moses, Nigerie fitbawer
- 1574 - Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)
- 1842 - Robert Haldane, Scots kirkman; b. 1764
- 1913 - Menelik II, Emperor o Ethiopie (b. 1844)
- 1963 - Theodor Heuss, 1st Preses o the Federal Republic o Germany (b. 1884)
- 2003 - Heydar Aliyev, Preses o Azerbaijan (b. 1923)
- 2008 - Tassos Papadopoulos, Preses o Cyprus (b. 1934)
- 2020 - John le Carré, Inglis novelist (b. 1931)
- 2020 - Charley Pride, American country sangster (b. 1934)
- 2020 - Jack Steinberger, German-American physicist (b. 1921)
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