December 12 is the 346th day of the year. There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1787 – Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, five days after Delaware became the first.
+ 1917 – In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
+ 2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.
( Births )
+ 1900 – Sammy Davis, Sr., American actor and dancer (d. 1988)
+ 1915 – Frank Sinatra, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1998)
+ 1923 – Bob Barker, American game show host and producer
+ 1924 – Ed Koch, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 105th Mayor of New York City (d. 2013)
+ 1937 – Buford Pusser, American police officer (d. 1974)
+ 1972 – Hank Williams III, American singer-songwriter and guitarist