Monday, December 12, 2016
History for December 12 - On-This-Day.com
Gustave Flaubert 1821, Edvard Munch 1863 - Norwegian artist, Edward G. Robinson 1893
Frank Sinatra 1915, Ed Koch 1924, Connie Francis 1938
1896 - Guglielmo Marconi gave the first public demonstration of radio at Toynbee Hall, London.
1899 - George Grant patented the wooden golf tee.
1915 - The first all-metal aircraft, the German Junkers J1, made its first flight.
1925 - The "Motel Inn," the first motel in the world, opened in San Luis Obispo, CA.
1951 - The U.S. Navy Department announced that the world's first nuclear powered submarine would become the sixth ship to bear the name Nautilus.
1982 - 20,000 women encircled Greenham Common air base in Britain in protest against proposed cite of U.S. Cruise missiles there.
1998 - The House Judiciary Committee rejected censure, and approved the final article of impeachment against U.S. President Clinton. The case was submitted to the full House for a verdict.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court found that the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election was unconstitutional. U.S. Vice President Al Gore conceded the election to Texas Gov. George W. Bush the next day.