December 12: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On December 12, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 346th day of the Gregorian calendar is December 12. On this day, Brazil’s first planned city, Belo Horizonte, was founded, India’s new capital, Delhi, was inaugurated, and Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom.

Sagittarius rules the 12th of December. Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Connelly, and Mayim Bialik all have famous birthdays. National Ding-A-Ling Day, National Gingerbread House Day, and National Poisettia Day all fall on December 12.


(December 12, 1787)
Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. photo source:


(December 12, 1915)
China's Empire is declared by Yuan Shikai, who appoints himself Emperor. photo source:

(December 12, 1923)
Bob Barker, the American game show presenter best known for anchoring The Price Is Right (1972–2007), was born. photo source:

(December 12, 2012)
Kwangmyngsong-3 Unit 2 was North Korea's first successful satellite launch.

(Died on December 12, 2020)
Ann Reinking, American actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1949).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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